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PHANTOM V Fold, Tecno’s first foldable now available for pre-order in Kenya


TECNO has announced the launch of PHANTOM V Fold, its first-ever foldable smartphone in Kenya. The phone is part of the company’s Phantom X2 series which was launched in January 2023. 

The PHANTOM V-FOLD will be available for pre-order in the country between 3rd April – 17th April 2023.  

Customers will have to pay an upfront fee of Kshs. 5,000 and pay the balance when they finally collect the device. 

“We are so excited to bring such innovation to Kenya as TECNO, and we can’t wait for the reviews and what our customers will experience with our PHANTOM V-FOLD. This is a debut for us as TECNO, emphasizing that we are truly BEYOND EXTRAORDINARY.” Said Ray Fang, TECNO Country Manager.

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TECNO becomes the second smartphone company to bring a foldable smartphone in Kenya after Samsung. The PHANTOM V Fold will now go head to head with Samsung’s recently launched Galaxy Z Fold4 for anyone looking to buy a foldable phone. 

The PHANTOM V Fold is powered by a flagship 4nm MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ SoC, that has also been used on the Oppo Find N2 Flip.

When closed, it has a 6.42-inch LTPO AMOLED cover display with a resolution of 1080×2550 and a refresh rate of 120Hz. When opened, it features a larger 7.85-inch (2000×2296) main display, which also is a 120Hz LTPO panel. This is actually a way larger screen than what we have on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.

For the cameras, the Tecno PHANTOM V Fold features an ultra-clear 5-lens camera system, three of these cameras are on the back – a 50-megapixel main camera, another 50-megapixel 2x zoom camera, and a 13-megapixel ultrawide camera. The two selfie cameras on the other hand are 32-megapixel on the front screen and 16-megapixel on the inside.

When it comes to the battery,  the TECNO PHANTOM V Fold comes with a 5,000mAh battery with 45W wired charging. It does not have a wireless charging option. 

TECNO plans to officially make the PHANTOM V-FOLD in Kenya later this month, bringing the most affordable foldable device to the market. Pre-orders can be made via the PHANTOM website, select TECNO stores, and Safaricom Shops.

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