Tecno has silently unveiled its first ever 5G-ready smartphone called Tecno POVA 5G. Just as its predecessors in the POVA series of smartphones, the POVA 5G boasts a massive display and a huge battery. In addition, it comes equiped with a 50-megapixel quad-camera unit.
The Tecno POVA 5G has a massive 6.95-inch IPS LCD panel with a punch-hole design. It offers 1080 x 2460 pixels, Full HD+ resolution, 480ppi pixel density, and a 120Hz refresh rate.
under the hood, the POVA 5G is powered by the MediaTek’s Dimensity 900, paired with an 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It boots to HiOS flavored Android 11. The device comes with 3 GB of virtual RAM. For security, the device is fitted with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. Shown in the images is the Aether Black edition of the POVA 5G.
The rear camera system of the POVA 5G has a 50-megapixel primary camera, a 2-megapixel camera, and an AI lens. For selfies, the device is fitted with a 12-megapixel front-facing camera. The POVA 5G offers photography features such as 4K time-lapse and panorama.
The Tecno POVA 5G has a 6,000mAh battery, which is coupled with 18W fast charging. The company claims that a 15-minute charge will offer 3 hours of gameplay time. The POVA 5G offers 775 hours of standby time, 55 hours of talk time, and 11 hours of gaming. The device measures 172.82 x 78.24mm, and its thickness is less than 1cm.
Tecno POVA 5G Specifications
- 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 and SIM 2
- 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
- 4G bands: LTE Band 1, 3, 5, 8, 40, 41
- 5G Bands: 1, 3, 28, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G
- Announced: 2021, December 24
- Status: Available. Released 2021, December
- Dimensions: 172.82 x 78.24 x 9.07 mm
- Colors: Aether Black
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: IPS LCD, 120Hz refresh rate
- Size: 6.9-inches, (84.1% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 1080 x 2460 pixels, 20.5:9 ratio (382 ppi density)
- 180Hz Sampling rate
- Android 11; HiOS 8.0
- Chipset: MediaTek MT6877 Dimensity 900 5G (6 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G68 MC4
- Storage: 128GB 8GB RAM
- Memory Card Slot: microSDXC
- UFS 3.1
- Main Camera: Triple
- 50 MP (main), PDAF
- 2 MP (depth), f/2.4
- AI lens
- Features: Quad-LED flash, Autofocus, Panorama, HDR
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Selfie Camera: Single – 16 MP, f/2.0
- Features: LED flash, Autofocus, AI face ID
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
- USB: USB Type-C 2.0
- Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
- NFC: No
- GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
- Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Battery Type and Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery
- Charging: Fast battery charging 18W
Tecno POVA 5G Price and Availability
The POVA 5G has been reported cost about $289 (about NGN 118,000). However, there is no official confirmation on it yet. Also, there are no details on its availability.