The release of the Tecno Pova 2 sort of eliminates what might have been a doubt that Tecno would continue the Pova series. This new smartphone bears a package that sets it on a pedestal higher than the placing of the first-generation Tecno Pova. Onboard the Pova 2, we have a more capable processor, a bigger battery, and lots more.
Where to Buy Tecno Pova 2
Tecno Pova 2 Key Specs & Features
- 6.9 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2460 Pixels (~389 PPI)
- Android 11, HIOS 7.6
- Octa-core Mediatek Helio G85 (12 nm)
- 4GB / 6GB RAM
- 64GB / 128GB Built-in Storage up to 128GB Memory Card
- 48MP + 2MP + 2MP + 2MP Quad Rear Cameras
- 8MP Front Cameras
- Fingerprint Scanner (Rear)
- 4G LTE Network
- Fast Charging 18W
- Non-Removable 7000 mAh Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
The Tecno Pova 2’s design was somehow carved out from the design we had on the former. Looking closely, you will discover we have a similar design language. However, there are some differences in placements that facilitate a disparity.
Kicking things off with the design on the rear, we have a strip of three lines running from top to bottom of the center position, which is pretty much the most pronounced thing on the rear design.
Bringing back what we had on the former, shows that this three-line stripe replaces the one-line stripe we had on the former.
A subtle gradient design is another thing you will discover about the rear design on this device. On this gradient design, you will find a square camera module containing four cameras and an LED flash. Also on the rear, is the Tecno and Pova branding, which sort of indicates the OEM.
Moving up front, we discover a slightly bigger 6.9-inch IPS LCD display which is by 0.1-inch bigger than the display on the first-gen Pova. What’s more, the punch hole camera was moved from the top right corner to the center position on the Pova 2.
The highlights of this display include a resolution of 1080 x 2460 Pixels and a density of 389 PPI.
Taking the on-paper specs of Tecno Pova 2’s cameras shows the primary camera on the rear has pixels bigger than what we had on the first-gen Tecno Pova smartphone.
On the rear, we have a 48MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.9, as opposed to the 13MP camera on its predecessor. The other cameras on the rear include a 2MP depth camera and a 2MP macro camera and another 2MP secondary camera. Video record on this setup is capped at 1440p @ 30fps.
Upfront, we have a single 8MP pixel camera which is similar to what we had on the former. This camera is capable of shooting videos up to 1080p @ 30fps.
Hardware and Software
On the performance side, the Tecno Pova 2 rocks an Octa-core MediaTek Helio G85 processor as its chief facilitator, as opposed to the Helio G80 processor on the first-gen Tecno Pova.
The other facilitators include a Mali-G52 MC2 GPU, a whopping 7000mAh battery, as opposed to the 6000mAh battery on its predecessor. The storage and RAM variants available on this device include 64GB 4GB RAM and 128GB 6GB RAM.
On the software side, we have the HiOS 7.6 user interface on top of the Android 11 operating system.
The Tecno Pova 2 features low energy Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port with OTG support.
5G connectivity seems to still be far from the stables of Tecno, as such, internet connectivity is capped at 4G.
Tecno Pova 2 Price and Availability
The price of the Tecno Pova 2 was not known at the time this article was written, however, it is expected to start at around $170, which translates to about 69,955 Naira in Nigeria, 983 GHC in Ghana, and 18,343 KHS in Kenya.
The Tecno Pova 2 was announced on June 3rd, 2021, and is expected to be released for purchase on June 11th, 2021.
Tecno Pova 2 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Tecno Pova 2:
- Platform: Android 11, HiOS 7.6
- Processor: MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm) (Octa-core 2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G52 MC2
- Memory: 4GB / 128GB
- Colours: Polar Silver, Power Blue, Dazzle Black
- Dimension: 173.3 x 78.8 x 9.6 mm
- Weight: –
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.9-inches IPS LCD, 1080 x 2460 Pixels, ~82.8% screen-to-body ratio, ~389 PPI
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 48MP (Primary) f/1.9 + 2MP (Macro) + 2MP (Depth)
- Rear Camera Features: Quad-LED flash, PDAF, [email protected], [email protected]
- Front Camera: 8 MP Camera, f/2.0, Dual-LED flash, [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 64GB / 128GB
- Memory Card Support: –
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: –
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: A-GPS, GALILEO, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: –
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-removable 7000mAh Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: 18W Fast Charging Capacity