This is Tecno's first foldable - the Phantom V Fold.
Right off the bat, this is a big folding phone. At 299g, it's nearly the biggest. It can justify that heft with at least three good reasons - display, even bigger display, and battery.
When closed, you'll use the Tecno Phantom V Fold's cover display, which is a regularly wide 6.42-inch LTPO AMOLED of 1080x2550px resolution. It caps off at 120Hz.
Open the Phantom V Fold up, and you're greeted by a bigger 7.85-inch 2000x2296px folding screen, this one also a 120Hz LTPO panel. It's quite a bit bigger than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4's display, though not as big as the ones on the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2, Honor's Magic Vs, or vivo's X Fold+.
There are three cameras on the back of the Tecno Phantom V Fold - a 50MP main camera, a 50MP 2x zoom camera, and a 13MP ultrawide camera. The selfie cameras are a 32MP on the cover screen, and a 16MP on the inner screen.
For processing power, Tecno has gone with the MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ - a 4nm chipset, found in the Oppo Find N2 Flip, which matches the processor in the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 inside the Galaxy Z Fold4.
Finally, the Tecno Phantom V Fold packs a 5,000mAh with 45W of wired charging (no wireless option). Tecno says the Phantom V Fold can recharge 40% in just 15 minutes, and go on to a full charge in 55 minutes.
The Tecno Phantom V Fold is coming in Q2 and it will launch in India first, starting at INR 89,999 ($1,099) for the 12/256GB model, and INR 99,999 ($1,222) for the 12/512GB model. Tecno will run a special early bird offer, starting at INR 79,999 ($979).
Likewise, For a phone that folds in half, you compare with other phones that fold in half. Every other full size foldable is more expensive and/or not available outside china. And we all know how bad China-specific os are. Also, while it's not a...
Still, those are being look as luxuries comparing with the premium candy phones like the iPhones. The only way foldables becomes a thing is that Apple itself releases one.