Transsion Electronics’ Tecno has officially launched the affordable Tecno Pova Neo smartphone in the Indian market. The Indian smartphone came with an updated Mediatek chipset and more memory compared to the previously launched Nigerian model.
The new Tecno Pova Neo comes with a large 6.8-inch DotNotch display sporting an HD+(720 x 1640 pixels) resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. It has 480 nits of peak brightness and a narrow bezel design. The smartphone has a textured back at the rear, which apparently makes it easy to hold.
It comes equipped with a dual-camera system featuring a 13MP main lens and an unknown secondary lens. It has an 8MP selfie camera with an f/1.8 aperture. The smartphone comes with a quad-LED setup at the rear.
Inside, it is powered by the MediaTek Helio G25 SoC paired with 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of eMMC 5.1 internal storage. Tecno is offering a 5GB of virtual RAM expansion feature where the phone will borrow 5GB from its internal storage to use it as additional RAM. It packs a 6,000mAh battery with an 18W fast charging support. It runs on Android 11 out of the box with HiOS 7.6 on the top.
The company claims that the phone will get up to 43 hours of talk time and up to 55 days of standby on a single charge. It has dual-SIM support with 4G LTE connectivity, WiFi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth v5.1. It features a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB Type-C port as well.
Tecno Pova Neo Specifications
Display: 6.8-inch (1640 x 720 pixels) HD+ 20.5:9 aspect ratio 2.5D curved glass display with 480 nits brightness, 120Hz touch sampling rate
Processor: 2GHz Octa Core MediaTek Helio G25 processor with IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU
Memory/Storage: 6GB RAM, 128GB eMMC 5.1 storage, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
OS: Android 11 with HiOS 7.6
SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
Main Camera: 13MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, Quad LED Flash, secondary AI camera
Selfie Camera: 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual LED flash
Fingerprint sensor: Yes (Rear-mounted)
Dimensions: 171.39 × 77.25 × 9.1mm
Multimedia: 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
Splash resistant (IPX2)
Network/Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
Battery: 6000mAh battery with 18W fast charging
Tecno Pova Neo Price and Availability In India
The Tecno Pova Neo costs Rs 12,999(~$174) for the sole 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant in India. This is slightly cheaper than the ~$177 price tag of the phone in Nigeria.
The phone comes in Obsidian Black, Geek Blue, and Power Black color variants. The device will go on sale from January 22 via authorized retail stores in India. Interestingly, those who buy the phone in the initial sale will get a free pair of the Tecno Free earbuds worth Rs 1,499.