Design details of Tecno's Phantom V Fold leak  along with an official-looking image

Peter, 16 February 2023

Phantom, the premium sub-brand of Tecno, is quite young but it is very ambitious – it is already preparing to launch its first foldable phone at this years MWC (which kicks off later this month). The device, dubbed the Tecno Phantom V Fold, has leaked several times, including on video.

Now an insider speaking to GizChina has added some info on just what it was that we saw in those leaks. Phantom (and Tecno in general) likes to develop things in house and that includes the hinge of the foldable.

The Phantom V Fold has a “reverse snap structure”, a design that will improve the structural stability of the phone. This is further improved by the use of aerospace-grade materials that are both strong and lightweight.

The leakster also supplied an official-looking image. You can just about make out three lenses on the circular camera island, but apparently these are only part of a 5-lens setup (presumably including two selfie cameras). The focal lengths of those lenses and the sensors behind them are still unknown.

Tecno Phantom V Fold (leaked image)
Tecno Phantom V Fold (leaked image)

Tecno itself already confirmed that the Phantom V Fold will be powered by the Dimensity 9000+, a boosted version of the 9000 (+5% CPU, +10% GPU). This chip was just recently used on another foldable, the Oppo Find N2 Flip clamshell.

PS. a month ago we shared a concept video of the Phantom V Vision, a phone that would combine folding action with a sliding mechanism for an even larger internal screen. The V Fold only does the folding part. Whether the V Vision will ever be made into a real product is unclear for now, but we might find out more at Tecno’s event at the MWC.



Reader comments

I hope it will finally be a reasonably priced foldable phone. They've been around for years, but they're all still extremely expensive.

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