The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Tecno has unveiled its first flip phone, the Tecno Phantom V Flip 5G. After the launch of its first foldable the Tecno Phantom V Fold 5G back in February it got a lot of praise.
The V Flip is receiving some positive feedback for its impressive specifications and features, particularly considering its price point. In a highly competitive market dominated by Samsung’s Flip phones, Tecno’s Flip has the potential to stand out, particularly in regions where it already has a strong foothold, such as Africa.
The V Flip 5 has a lot of hidden features along with new customisation features. The cover screen on the back is also exciting. Let us see what the flip phone offers.
Specifcations of Tecno Phantom V Flip 5G
|Unfolded: 171.7 x 74.1 x 7 mm
Folded: 88.8 x 74.1 x 15 mm
|Main screen: 6.9-inch
Cover screen: 1.32-inch
|Foldable LTPO AMOLED
|Main screen: 2,640 x 1,080 (FHD+)
Cover screen: 466 x 466 (circular)
|Main screen: 120Hz
Cover screen: 60Hz
|Main screen: Schott UTG
Cover screen: Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
|Mediatek Dimensity 8,050 (6 nm)
|Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
|Android 13, HIOS 13.5
|64 MP main camera
13 MP ultrawide camera
|Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band
|Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Support for step counting
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
|45W wired fast charging
|Mystic Dawn | Iconic Black
|Rs 132,000 (8/256GB)
Design and display
The Tecno Phantom V Flip is like other flip phones in the market with Tecno’s own personalisation. It has a leather back with dual-tone colours. The Mystic Dawn colour option has two shades of purple. The Iconic Black colour is simple with some stitched lines. The frame is made of aluminium and is curved and shiny.
The Aero-space grade steel hinge helps fold the Phantom V Flip fold completely flat along with durability. According to GSMarena, the flip phone however does not unfold completely flat but at 178 degrees. The steel hinge is sturdy with enough friction and can hold the phone between 30° and 150°. The hinge leaves a crease of less than or equal to 0.11mm. It can also withstand up to 200,000 plus folds.
The back of the flip phone has a circular cover screen on the back with the rear cameras surrounding it. Tecno says the design is inspired by asteroids orbiting the planet. Many people might not prefer or might take time to get used to circular screens. The screen can display and be used for many things from notifications, calls, messages, weather, time etc.
On the front, there is a centred hole-punch cutout display which houses the selfie camera. On the top right corner of the main screen, there is a dual flash which is very bright and helps in crisp photos. The bezels are a bit thick on the top but are equal on the sides and bottom.
The Tecno Phantom V Flip has a foldable LTPO AMOLED display. The main screen is 6.9-inch with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,640 pixels, delivering a pixel density of about 413 pixels per inch (ppi). The main display supports a refresh rate of 120Hz and a peak brightness of 1000 nits. The cover display measures 1.32-inch and uses an AMOLED screen with a resolution of 466 x 466 pixels and a peak brightness of 800 nits.
Performance and storage
The Tecno Phantom V Flip is powered by the Mediatek Dimensity 8050 chipset, built on a 6-nanometer architecture. Its octa-core CPU configuration, including a high-performance Cortex-A78 core running at 3.0 GHz, along with three Cortex-A78 cores at 2.6 GHz and four power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores at 2.0 GHz, delivers a good overall performance. Complementing it is the Mali-G77 GPU, enhancing graphics performance. It runs on Android 13 with the HIOS 13.5 interface operating system.
It’s equipped with one RAM option of 6 GB and paired with one storage option of 256 GB. The phone also incorporates a virtual RAM feature, enabling an additional 8 GB of RAM to be utilised from the storage, leading to enhanced performance
The Tecno Phantom V Flip features a dual rear camera setup. The main camera is 64MP which offers various shooting modes like portrait, slow motion, and panorama. Additionally, the rear camera supports 4K video recording at 30fps and 1,080p video at 30/60fps, ensuring high-quality video capture.
The phone also offers a range of impressive camera features, including slow-motion capabilities at 1,080p@120fps and time-lapse options at 4K/2K/1,080P. Additionally, it includes features like zoom, AI focus, HDR, video filter, AI cam, portrait mode, super night mode, AR shot, wide selfie, time-lapse video recording, and video bokeh.
The Tecno Phantom V Flip houses a 32MP front camera that excels in producing sharp and vibrant selfies. It supports various shooting modes including portrait and slow motion. The front camera also records video at 1,080p@30/60fps and 2K@30fps. It also has features such as video HDR, video filter, video bokeh, and video makeup.
Battery and others
The Tecno Phantom V Flip comes equipped with a 4,000 mAh battery, and when it comes to charging, the device supports 45W wired fast charging. For connectivity, it supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, operating on dual bands for efficient internet connectivity and Bluetooth 5.1 for seamless wireless communication. The device offers an impressive audio experience with stereo speakers. It accommodates dual SIM cards (Nano-SIM).
In terms of sensors, it includes a geomagnetic sensor, light sensor, accelerometer, gyro sensor, hall sensor, and proximity sensor. The device also supports step counting and features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for secure and convenient unlocking. Powering all these features is a robust 4,000 mAh battery, and when it comes to charging, the device supports 45W wired fast charging for quick and efficient power replenishment.
The Tecno Phantom V Flip is available in Mystic Dawn and Iconic Black colour options.
The Tecno Phantom V Flip 5G is expected to cost Rs 132,000 for the 8/256GB option when it comes in Nepal.