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TECNO POVA 5G with 120Hz screen and Dimensity 900 chipset official in India


In its relentless effort to capture some parts of the India market, TECNO today has introduced its latest 5G smartphone in the country called POVA 5G. As a matter of fact, this is the first 5G smartphone that TECNO will release in India. So, what does the device has to offer? Let's find out together.

We have a 6.9-inch IPS LCD screen dominating the front, which is rather too large compared to the competition. Some will find it intriguing while some will find it overwhelming—it all boils down to personal choice. The display have Full HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate, but the touch sampling rate is restricted to 180Hz.

These shouldn't be much of an issue for gamers if the software that handles them is well optimize. Speaking of software, the POVA 5G runs Android 11 with the firm's proprietary HIOS 8.0 on top.

Let's see what is at the back: here we find a rectangular island with three cameras vertically aligned on it. The topmost has a 50MP sensor with an f/1.6 aperture. This is followed by a 2MP macro lens, while the third is an AI lens without any specific information. On the island also resides quad LED flash for low-light shots.

Surprisingly, the main camera can record 4K videos, although there is no optical image stabilization or any image stabilization present. Inside the punch-hole at the top of the screen is a 16MP front shooter with dual LED flash for selfie as well.

As with the tradition, a fingerprint sensor is embedded on the power button at the side of the phone for biometrics. There is also a dual SIM slot with dual standby support onboard, and a microSD slot to further expand the internal storage. Powering the TECNO POVA 5G is a Dimensity 900 6nm processor, which is a capable chipset with 5G embedded.

Paired alongside are 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB UFS 3.1 storage. There is a 3.5mm audio jack in addition to other connectivity such as 5G, Dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi (dual band), GPS, and USB Type-C. It is fuelled by a 6000mAh battery with supports for 18W fast charging. The firm claimed 0% to 50% in 33 minutes with the 18W charger included in the box.

TECNO POVA 5G Key Specifications

  • Display: 6.9-inch FHD+ (2460x1080) IPS LCD, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 900 6nm
  • Graphics: Mali-G68 MC4 GPU
  • RAM: 8GB (LPDDR5)
  • Storage: 128GB UFS 3.1 (expandable via microSD card)
  • Camera(s): 16MP (front) / 50MP+2MP+AI (rear)
  • OS: Android 11
  • Battery: 6,000mAh, 18W fast charging

Sales will begin on Amazon India starting from February 14th at an introductory price of Rs 19,999 (US$260). The POVA 5G comes in Aether Black color option only.

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