The Newest Foldable Device; TECNO PHANTOM V Fold.

TECNO Foldable

TECNO’s premium sub-brand, PHANTOM, launched a new flagship smartphone, the PHANTOM V Fold this week. This marks the brand’s entrance into the foldable device market. The TECNO PHANTOM V Fold is the latest foldable innovation after the Phantom X2 series. It delivers an immersive visual experience through an optimally sized flagship dual screen and an ultra-clear 5-lens photography system for unparalleled image-making. The launch comes 3 months after the launch of the Phantom X2 Pro, which features the world’s first retractable portrait lens.

TECNO Foldable Launched, PHANTOM V Fold

Foldable Display

PHANTOM V Fold’s flagship dual LTPO screens have an adaptive 10-120Hz high refresh rate. They deliver smooth motions and fluid transitions when folded and unfolded. The 6.42-inch sub screen has a unique micro-curved design and a 21:9 aspect ratio for a classic single-screen flagship smartphone experience. The sub screen’s dimensions are optimal for single-handed operation.

The phone sits naturally in the palm while allowing the users to comfortably scroll using just a thumb. Unfolded, the PHANTOM V Fold reveals an outstanding 7.85-inch display with an optimal 8:7 aspect ratio on an ultra-flat screen. The self-developed fixed-axis rotation and slide technology hinge design ensures that the PHANTOM V Fold’s main inner screen fits tightly together. This in turn delivers a crease that is almost unnoticeable. When new, the device’s screen crease measures just 0.11mm, and the device is capable of 200,000 folds.

PHANTOM V Fold reimagines the foldable device experience with a self-developed, aerospace-grade drop-shaped hinge.


The PHANTOM V Fold’s ultra-clear 5-lens photography system creates an unprecedented image-making experience. Users can explore the world through three rear lenses and two front lenses.

For nighttime image making, PHANTOM V Fold’s 50MP Super Night main camera features a super light-sensitive custom 1/1.3-inch sensor, a large f/1.85 aperture and 7P composition. AI-powered Super Night Portrait, Super Night Mode and Super Night 4K Video also enhance night photography. These reduce noise and capture crisp lines to make the night come alive in exquisite detail.

A powerful 50MP telephoto lens with 2x optical and 20x digital zoom, and a 13MP ultra wide-angle lens also make up the other rear lenses.

TECNO Foldable

In addition to the rear lenses are a further two front lenses. One lens is on the sub screen and one on the main inner screen. The foldable screen design allows for large-screen image capturing. The sub screen displays a preview, while the front camera on the main inner screen enhances video calling and video conferencing.

Operating System

The large-screen foldable smartphone experience has much to offer. However, it has often been hampered by having operating systems that are unsuitable for the devices. As a result, TECNO developed HiOS13 Fold – a highly optimized and customized operating system based on Google’s Android 13 which is specially designed for the foldable device.

Moreover, 90% of the top 1,000 apps with the highest download frequency have been customized and adapted to support split-screen and multi-window modes. In total, over 2000 apps have been adapted for HiOS13 Fold.

Power and storage

PHANTOM V Fold is the world’s first left-right foldable smartphone that is powered by MediaTek’s flagship Dimensity 9000+ processor. TECNO has deepened its long-term collaboration with industry giant MediaTek. The chipmaker in turn developed a dual-5G processor with dual-SIM functionality customized for the PHANTOM V Fold’s large-screen design.

The processor delivers exceptional performance which allows efficient multi-tasking and seamless switching between screens.

Besides the processor, the 12GB LPDDR5X RAM and 256/512GB UFS 3.1 flash storage enhance the PHANTOM V Fold’s performance. It is also equipped with a powerful 5000mAh (type) battery, with rapid 45W charging capable of boosting the phone to 40% in just 15 minutes and fully charging in just 55 minutes.

The PHANTOM V Fold is a reflection of TECNO’s intensive efforts to bring desirable, high-end technologies to frontier markets through its PHANTOM sub-brand. This device combines advanced innovation with bold style and delivers the premium foldable experience to new audiences. It empowers users to become pioneers in business and in society, all while enjoying a first-class foldable device experience. 

The PHANTOM V FOLD will retail at Kshs. 129,999 for the 256 +12 GB and 143,999 for the 512 +12 GB exclusive of VAT. The device will be available at select TECNO stores countrywide, Safaricom shops as well as the PHANTOM website-

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