Tecno’s Phantom V Flip is an affordable foldable with a circular screen

The PHANTOM V Flip 5G ushers in a new era of mid-range clamshells

The PHANTOM V Flip 5G has an external circular screen that the company has dubbed "the planet"

The TECNO PHANTOM V Flip 5G marks the smartphone maker’s latest foray into the world of foldable devices. The device was unveiled during the company’s “Flip In Style” event held in Singapore. The PHANTOM V Flip 5G ushers in a new era of mid-range foldable devices

Back in April, TECNO launched the TECNO PHANTOM V Fold, a device reminiscent of Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold models. Now, with the introduction of the PHANTOM V Flip 5G device, TECNO is expanding its foldable device offerings to compete with the likes of the Motorola Razr+ and Oppo Find N3 Flip.

Much like all other foldable devices, the PHANTOM V Flip 5G comes with two screens. The internal 6.9-inch FHD+ display has a 120Hz refresh rate and “crease-less” design. TECNO revealed that it designed the “drop-shaped” hinge in-house to prevent creasing on the screen and to allow for a thinner and lighter screen.

However, TECNO has taken a different approach to the external screen on the PHANTOM V Flip 5G. Unlike many other device manufacturers that opt for a square-shaped external screen to match the device’s folded form, TECNO has chosen a unique circular screen that it is calling “The Planet.”


“The Planet” houses a 1.32-inch AMOLED screen designed for easy one-thumb control, ensuring easy and effortless use. The screen offers customization options, including wallpapers, 3D interactive virtual pets, and a feature referred to as “Tmojis” – likely indicating customizable stickers akin to iOS Memojis.

In addition, the cover screen allows users to take selfies, play music, reply to messages, and access Smart Widgets, all without needing to open the PHANTOM V Flip 5G.

The TECNO PHANTOM V Flip 5G is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 8050 5G chip and offers 8GB of RAM along with 256GB of internal storage. Interestingly, users of the PHANTOM V Flip 5G will have the option to expand their memory up to 8GB.

On the camera front, the PHANTOM V Flip 5G boasts a dual camera system, comprising a 64MP main camera and 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera. TECNO has made significant promises regarding improved low-light photography, with reduced noise and enhanced color accuracy, as well as enhancements in wide-angle photo quality.


For selfies, the smartphone sports a 32MP front-facing camera with dual-flash autofocus, designed to deliver excellent low-light photography. TECNO emphasizes that the PHANTOM V Flip 5G is the first flip phone to incorporate a front-facing flashlight, and revealed that it will use a Super Flashlight Algorithm to optimize flash settings for ideal exposure levels.

Furthermore, TECNO disclosed that the selfie camera will leverage Automatic Eye-focus, enabling precise subject tracking and delivering enhanced image clarity and detail.

Flexibility is a key advantage of foldable phones, especially for users who take a lot of pictures. The PHANTOM V Flip 5G features an advanced FreeCam system that allows users to take advantage of its foldable design to position the phone at any angle from 30 and 150 degrees, enhancing the capability to capture better photos.

The TECNO PHANTOM V Flip 5G is equipped with a 4000mAh battery that supports 45W Flash Charging. According to TECNO’s test data, the battery can charge to 50% in just 15 minutes and a full 100% within 45 minutes.

Lastly, TECNO is introducing the latest version of its operating system, the HiOS 13.5, on the PHANTOM V Flip 5G.

TECNO PHANTOM V Flip 5G availability and pricing

Based on the specs released for the Phantom V Flip 5G, it’s clear that Tecno is not trying to compete with the likes of premium devices like the Razr+, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 or the Oppo Find N3 Flip – and this is great news. What is really exciting here is that the Phantom V Flip is looking to be a mid-range flip.

That said, the most attractive selling point of the Tecno Phantom V Flip 5G will likely be its competitive pricepoint. To that effect, we expect it to be competitively priced, just as the PHANTOM V Fold was able to undercut the foldable competition when it comes to pricing.

In any case, TECNO has not yet disclosed availability and pricing information for the PHANTOM V Flip 5G. We will share this information with you as soon as it becomes available.

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