The Tecno Phantom V Flip 5G got announced during the company’s event in Singapore. This is the company’s second foldable smartphone, as the ‘Flip’ follows the Phantom V Fold. That phone launched back in February.
The Tecno V Flip is the company’s first clamshell foldable smartphone
The Phantom V Fold managed to get a lot of attention due to its price tag, and we believe the same will be the case with the Flip. We’ll talk about that later on, though, let’s see what the phone has to offer first.
This smartphone is made out of metal and leather. To quote Tecno, the phone features “lychee-pattern classic leather”. It has thin bezels on its main display, and a centered display camera hole.
It has a cover display that is referred to as ‘The Planet’
On the back, you’ll notice a circular cover screen, and a camera array around it. That cover display is called “The Planet” by the company, and it measures 1.32 inches. It’s an AMOLED panel, and two cameras are placed in the ring around it. This sure is a refreshing design, that’s hard to deny.
That display can show you a 3D interactive virtual pet, comes with customizable wallpapers, and so on. Controlling your camera is also quite easy here, and the same goes for music, quick replies, and more than that.
Tecno also offers customizable widgets for this display, which the company refers to as “Smart Widgets”. Some of those widgets are weather forecast, vitality rings, agenda, stopwatch, and more.
Its main display is quite large, and offers a 120Hz refresh rate
When you unfold the phone, you’ll be greeted with a 6.9-inch fullHD+ (2640 x 1080) main display. That is an AMOLED panel, and that’s an LTPO screen we’re looking at. Its refresh rate goes from 10 to 120Hz. It also offers a 360Hz touch sampling.
The MediaTek Dimensity 8050 SoC fuels the phone, while the device includes 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The phone also supports virtual RAM expansion, if you need it.
It can be fully charged in 45 minutes
A 4,000mAh battery powers this phone, while the device supports 45W fast wired charging. It can reach a 50% mark in only 15 minutes of charging, and in 45 minutes it can be fully charged up and ready to go.
Android 13 comes pre-installed on the phone, with Tecno’s HiOS 13.5 skin on top of it. ELLAGPT personal assistant is also a part of the package.
Now, in terms of the cameras. A 64-megapixel main camera (f/1.7 aperture, 1.6um pixel size, PDAF) is backed by a 13-megapixel ultrawide camera. On the main display, you’ll find a 32-megapixel selfie shooter. The phone supports the ‘FreeCam’ system, which allows you to trigger the shutter from afar.
The Phantom V Flip comes in two colors, and has a truly appealing price tag
The Phantom V Flip 5G measures 171.72 x 74.05 x 6.95mm when unfolded. When folded, it measures 88.7 x 74.05 x 14.95mm. We don’t know how heavy it is just yet. It comes in Black and Mystic Dawn color options.
Now, in regards to the price tag, the phone will cost below $650. The price will be revealed very soon, at which point I’ll update the article.