Tecno unveiled the Phantom V Fold last month, which is its first ever foldable smartphone with a book-style form factor that’s akin to the likes of other “Fold” models from Samsung, HONOR, Huawei and so on. For the global market, the brand previously confirmed that it will be releasing the new device in India first during the second quarter of 2023, though it now looks like a Malaysian launch could follow around the same time or soon after.
Via its official Facebook page, Tecno Mobile Malaysia posted a reaction-based survey asking followers which of the Phantom V Fold’s colours would they like to see arrive in Malaysia – officially indicating the new foldable smartphone’s potential release for the local market. Additionally, the brand also included a “coming soon” hashtag in the post, but did not mention a specific date for the upcoming unveiling or launch.
As mentioned earlier, the Tecno Phantom V Fold sports a book-style form factor. In its folded form, the phone offers a 6.42-inch LTPO AMOLED screen that comes with 1080 x 2550 pixel resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate, while on its back is a large circular camera island that sits on top of a rear panel that’s available in either a black sandstone or white brushed metal finish. When unfolded, we’re greeted with a larger 7.85-inch LTPO AMOLED display with 2000 x 2296 pixel resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate.
For internal hardware, under its hood is a flagship MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ 4nm chipset, paired together with 12 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of internal storage. Meanwhile, powering the Phantom V Fold is a 5,000 mAh battery, which comes with 45 W fast charging via USB-C. According to Tecno, the phone can achieve a 40% charge in just 15 minutes, while a full top-up would take around 55 minutes.
Moving on to the imaging department; housed within the aforementioned island is a triple camera setup that consists of dual 50 MP sensors for the phone’s primary and 2x optical zoom telephoto shooters, as well as a 13 MP ultra-wide sensor. Its exterior display, on the other hand, comes with a 32 MP front-facing camera housed within a punch-hole cutout, while its interior screen features a 16 MP camera on the right half of the panel.
For the Indian market, the new Tecno Phantom V Fold is set to retail for INR 89,999 (~RM 4,894) for the 12GB + 256 GB configuration, and INR 99,999 (~RM 5,438) for the 12GB + 512 GB trim. If the local pricing is anywhere similar to its release in India, this could potentially make the brand’s first ever foldable smartphone to be on of the more affordable options in Malaysia.
(Source: Tecno Malaysia [Facebook] / Tecno Global [official website])
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