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Tecno entered the gaming smartphone world with launch of POVA last year. And now, the company has announced the Tecno POVA 2 as the direct successor to the 2020 model. The POVA 2 comes with a CPU that is slightly better, larger display and most importantly, bigger battery which is 7000mAh.

Tecno POVA 2 launched

The Tecno POVA 2 is built around a 6.9-inches display with a center notch and 1080 x 2460 pixels resolution.

Under the hood, the phone is powered by the Mediatek Helio G85 Chip, paired with either 4/6GB RAM and either 64/128GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 512GB via SD-card.

Tecno POVA 2 launched 2

As for the camera department, it has four camera sensors on the back; a 48-megapixel main sensor, 2-megapixel macro lens, 2-megapixel depth shooter, and a fourth dedicated AI lens. For selfies, there is a single 8-megapixel sensors kept in the punch cut-out. The phone has four LED light on the rear and one upfront.

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Tecno POVA 2 camera

The device offers support for dual 4G VoLTE enable SIMs, and fueled by the aforementioned 7000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. The device has a side mounted fingerprint scanner, and runs Google Android 11 based on HiOS 7.6 out of the box.

Tecno Pova 2 1

Tecno POVA 2 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE Band 1, 3, 5, 8, 40, 41
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/11.5 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/75 Mbps

Launch

  • Announced: 2021, May
  • Status: Available. Released 2021, May

Design

  • Dimensions: 173.32 x 78.62 x 9.62 mm
  • Weight: g
  • Colors: Arctic Silver, Gloss Black Blue
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
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Display

  • Type: IPS LCD, 480 nits, 90Hz, 180Hz touch-sensing
  • Size: 6.9-inches, 102.0 cm2 (~84.1% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2460 pixels, 20.5:9 ratio (~382 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 11; HiOS v7.6

Hardware

  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G52 MC2
  • RAM: 4/6 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64/128 GB
  • Memory Card Slot: Yes, up to 256 GB via microSD card (uses dedicated slot)

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Quad
    • Main: 48MP, f/2.0, PDAF
    • Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4
    • Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4,
    • Depth: AI lens
  • Features: Quad-LED flash, Panorama, HDR
  • Video: 4K/[email protected]
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 8 MP, f/2.0
  • Features: Single LED flash, AI faceID
  • Video: [email protected]

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with dual stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm Jack: Yes
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
  • NFC: No
  • GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 7000 mAh battery
  • Charging: Fast charging 18W: 100% in 92 min

Tecno POVA 2 Price and Availability

Tecno Pova 2 in colors

The Tecno Pova 2 goes for a PHP 8,000 price tag ($167/€137) in Philippines. It will go on pre-order on June 5, sales start on June 11. It will be available through several online retailers in the country: Shopee, Lazada, Memo Express and Kimstore. Note that each retailer offers its own pre-order perks.

By the way, Tecno will run a small promotion on Lazada and Shopee on June 6, knocking off up to PHP500 ($10) off the price of several of its other phones. The promo will end on June 8.

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