At MWC 2023, Tecno announced the Phantom V Fold 5G as its first foldable device in the market. The phone has been well received in some markets like Nigeria, India and others, as it sold out on the first day due to high demand. Now, the brand has been reportedly working on a clamshell smartphone that could undercut all other flip devices in the market.
Tecno Phantom V Yoga: Mid-range foldable?
The leaked images of the “Phantom V Yoga” suggests a round camera hump on the rear that doubles as a secondary display, similar to the Huawei P50 Pocket. However, its FHD+ main display is rumored to be powered by MediaTek’s Dimensity 8050. This indicates that the handset may be targeted at the mid-tier market rather than the premium segment.
In order to eliminate any confusion, MediaTek has simplified the naming convention for its Dimensity System on a Chip (SoC). The Dimensity 8050 is actually a renamed version of the Dimensity 1300 chipset, which comprises four high-performing Cortex-A78 cores – one Super Core that can reach a speed of up to 3GHz, and three Performance Cores that can reach a speed of up to 2.6Ghz. Additionally, there are four power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores included.
Despite this, the device will feature HIOS based on Android 13, 64MP dual cameras, and 8GB of RAM with 256GB of internal storage.
Tecno’s effort to make foldable technology more accessible to mainstream consumers by offering a more affordable option could breathe fresh air into the Android foldable clamshell smartphone market.