The TECNO Pova is now official in India, we may soon see it launch in the Kenya market. However, since we already have the TECNO Pouvoir series here, we may see it launch with a different name since pronunciation is the same. The new TECNO Pova comes with a huge 6000mAh battery, quad cameras, and the budget gaming Helio G80 Processor. There are a couple of variants from 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, to 6GB RAM with 128GB storage. In India, the price for the 4/64GB model is set at Rs. 9,999 which is about KES. 15,000.
The TECNO Pova is designed as a gaming device. From the shouting colours of the device, to the graphics used on the official landing page, this is definitely being pushed as a full on gamer device for the masses who don’t want to buy the expensive gaming handsets.
The Helio G80 Processor is quite good in the budget segment and with the 6GB RAM, one will be able to play high end games quite comfortably at certain settings, and acceptable frame rates. With the 6000mAh battery, you will also be able to do such demanding tasks for much longer. My only issue is that TECNO didn’t finally budge and include USB type-C, so everyone buying this device in 2021 will still be using a MicroUSB port – which is now phased out. However, there’s 18W fast charging. Which means lesser charging hours for the huge battery.
What are your thoughts on the new device, and would you be getting it? What devices do you believe compete directly with it?
TECNO Pova Specifications and Price in Kenya:
|PRICE||Expected KES. 16,000 to KES. 17,000|
|Display||6.8-inch (720×1640 Display)|
|Dimension||Height: 171.23mm Width:77.57mm Thickness: 9.4mm|
13MP Quad Rear Camera with Quad Flash
|Front Camera||8MP with Flash|
Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
|Memory||64GB/128GB internal storage (expandable via microSD card)|
|Operating System||HiOS 7 and Android 10|
|Battery||6000mAh with 18W fast charge|
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G/LTE|
|Connectivity||2.4G Wi-Fi, microUSB, 3.5mm audio jack|
|Colour options||Dazzle Black, Speed Purple and Magic Blue.|
|Others||Rear Fingerprint reader + Face Unlock , FM Loud Speaker|