Tecno has recently launched its first foldable phone in India, the Phantom V Fold, which is set to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. It is the only horizontal foldable phone in the Indian market, as other OEMs only sell foldable flip phones. Although both 5G phones have similar features, there are minor differences, and the price gap between the two devices is significant. The Phantom V Fold is priced at less than Rs 90,000 in India, making it the cheapest foldable phone in the country. As part of the launch offer, the brand is also offering it at a much lower price. Here is everything you need to know about Tecno’s latest offering.
The Tecno Phantom V Fold comes with a starting price of Rs 88,888 in India and will be on sale on April 12 at a special discounted price of Rs 77,777. The company has introduced the device in only one variant. There is also Rs 5,000 off on HDB bank cards. In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is selling in the country with a price tag of Rs 1,54,998. Despite the significant price gap, it remains to be seen whether Tecno can deliver the same level of experience as Samsung’s foldable phones.
With the Tecno phone, customers get two years of warranty, a free trolley bag worth Rs 5,000, one-time free screen replacement within six months, and a free fiber protective case with a stand.
The Tecno Phantom V Fold features an aerospace-grade innovative drop-shaped hinge that has a fixed-axis rotate and slide tech and a reverse snap structure. Tecno claims that this will offer a smooth folding and crease-free experience. The device is powered by MediaTek’s flagship Dimensity 9000+ chipset, backed by up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage. The foldable phone has a 5,000mAh battery with 45W fast charging support, which is comparatively larger than the 4,400mAh battery unit with support for 25W fast charge found in Samsung’s foldable phone.
The Tecno Phantom V Fold features a 6.42-inch LTPO outer AMOLED display with an FHD+ panel and a 7.65-inch 2K LTPO AMOLED foldable display with a 2296 X 2000 pixels resolution. The device can automatically switch between 10Hz to 120Hz based on the content on the screen. In terms of photography, there is a triple camera setup at the back, including a 50-megapixel primary camera, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 50-megapixel 2x portrait camera. When the device is unfolded, one will see a 32-megapixel camera on the outer screen and a 16-megapixel sensor on the front. The device also has an in-display fingerprint sensor and stereo speakers.