June 13, 2021
Tecno Pova 2 Specs and Price Review
Tecno moblie has released the second generation of the Pova series, Teno Pova 2.
This new smartphone bears a sightly upgraded package that sets it on a pedestal higher than that of it’s first-generation, Tecno Pova.
Highlights of this device is a mammoth 7,000 mAh battery, more capable processor, improved camera and lots more.
Design and Display
Design-wise, the Tecno Pova 2 seems to be fashioned out from it’s predecessor, Pova, but differs in the placements of some of its features.
Starting off with the rear, is a glassy and sparkling camera module like a dazzling diamond set on the unique gradient textured backshell.
The Tecno Pova branding sited at the bottom, aligns with camera module on the same side.
Rolling forward is a slightly bigger 6.9″ FHD+ Dot-in Display with 1080 x 2460 pixel that offers a 180 Hz sampling rate and a 389 PPI density.
Interestingly the punch hole camera made a shift from the top right corner to the center position on the Pova 2.
Despite it’s large battery, Tecno still manage to carve out a 173.32 x 78.78 x 9.62 mm dimensions with perfect curve and slender grip.
A definition of cool style and sharp color arrays are available which comprises of Polar Silver, Power Blue and Dazzle Black.
The photography department reveals a bigger primary camera on the rear compared to what we saw on the first-gen Tecno Pova smartphone.
It quad rear camera packs a 48MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.9, as opposed to the 13MP camera on the first-generation. The other cameras on the rear consist of 2MP secondary camera, 2MP depth camera, and a 2MP macro camera.
Other features include a 2k time lapse photography, super night mode, quad-LED flash and 1440p video recording at 30fps.
Upfront, is a solo 8MP front camera with dual-LED flash which bears same features what we saw on the former. This camera can capture 1080p video recording at 30fps.
Hardware and Software
The device rocks an Octa-core MediaTek Helio G85 12nm processor which is an upgrade to the Helio G80 processor on the first-gen Tecno Pova and a Mali-G52 MC2 GPU.
The processor is loaded with system turbo v 2.0 for smoother and more stable operating experience and ET Game Engine for a more dynamic gaming performance.
On the software side, the Tecno Pova 2 runs on Android 11-based HiOS 7.6 user interface.
Also facilitating it’s performance is a 4/6GB LPDDR4x RAM paired to a 64/128GB built-in storage respectively. The handset also supports expandable storage of up to 256GB via a microSD card slot.
Here we have a low energy Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, WiFi, FM, 3.5mm headphone jack, 4G, USB Type-C port with OTG support and NFC that support Google Pay and data transfer.
One of highlights of this device is a whopping 7000mAh battery, as opposed to the 6000mAh battery on its predecessor. This is supported by an 18W Dual IC Flash charger.
Tecno Pova 2 Price and Availability
The price of the Tecno Pova 2 start at around $170, which is valued at about 70,000 Naira in Nigeria, 983 GHC in Ghana, and 18,343 KHS in Kenya.
The Pova 2 smartphone was announced on June 3rd, 2021, and was available for purchase on June 11th, 2021.