Tecno Pova sports excellent details for a gaming smartphone

The new Tecno Pova sports quite some excellent specifications, even as its feel and colours are much of a delight.

Normally, the Tecno brand and literally all other phone-makers put up their newest device to the public’s notice upon debut. This is usually done by drawing the attentions of major smartphone reviewers to it, or officially placing them a notice. The case of the Tecno Pova is different, as the popular smartphone company has unusually shied away from promoting the device on their social media profiles, few days after silently listing it on its official website. This leaves onlookers to the guesses that it is yet to be officially launched.

The Tecno Pova as stated by its manufacturer on their official website is ideal for gamers as it packs such needed specifications and some out-of-the-box features.
Tecno Pova main

The 6000mAh battery capacity in use by most of the brand’s recent devices have been retained for the Pova model. This is in tie-up with an 18W fast charging — a feature that is uncommon of the Tecno brand. The battery is averred by the manufacturer to serve a user for good thirty days on standby! And for a gaming device, Tecno Pova comes expectedly with a 6GB of RAM; this is paired with a 128GB internal storage.

This punch-hole device has a wide 6.8″ display, rear-mounted fingerprint, and a quad camera setup. Full specifications of the device follows below:


Display specifications

At the front of this device, there’s a dot cut-in at the upper left section of the 6.8 inch wide display. This punch-hole accommodates the single selfie camera.

Although with a wide resolution of 720×1640 pixels suitable for immersive viewing, and an excellent aspect ratio of 90.4%, the Tecno Pova has no gorilla glass protection for its display.

Brightness is 480 nits, and according to the manufacturers, any user is assured of a great feel using the smartphone due to its sleek exquisite make.

TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Display size6.8 inches
Display resolution720 x 1640 pixels; 20.5:9 ratio (~264 ppi density)
Screen protection
Dimensions171.23 x 77.57 x 9.4 mm
ColorsMagic Blue. Speed Purple. Dazzle Black.

Tecno Pova — Camera

Tecno Pova rear camera

An expected quad camera setup graces the Tecno Pova’s rear. A primary 13MP lens with an aperture of F/1.85 serves as the main shooter. And a 2MP depth control lens plus a 2MP macro lens aids the primary lens while an AI lens rounds up the quad camera setup.

With the aid of the Helio G80 processor, image processing ability and AI algorithms are a step better, the manufacturer made known. While the rear camera has an accompanying quad flash which helps decorate a great sight at the back of the Pova device.

For selfie lovers, a single 8MP shooter serves front capture. This shooter is engraved in a dot-in indenture. And this is helped by a dual front flash making night capture possible and cloudless.
Front camera

Main CameraQuad:

  • 13 MP, (wide)
  • 2 MP (macro)
  • 2 MP (depth)
  • QVGA (Low light sensor)
Rear camera featuresQuad-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Rear camera video1080p@30fps video recording
Selfie CameraSingle:

  • 8 MP, f/1.8 (wide)
Selfie camera featuresFaceID,
HDR, 1080p@30fps video recording

Memory, Software, and Processor

Made for an immersive gaming experience, the novel Tecno Pova smartphone sports a new game assistant, quick access toolbar and a real-time CPU/GPU monitor including several other gaming technologies.

Sleek body specifications

Mediatek Helio G80 processor does the task of powering the device’s processes, while a Mali-G52 MP graphics processor ensures an unperturbed graphics outlook.

The 128GB ROM +6GB RAM storage means there’s more space for files storage, and assists in promoting a fluent multitasking.

The latest Android 10 operating system pairs-up with a HiSO v7.1 skin to define the software of the smartphone.

ChipsetMediatek Helio G80 (12 nm)
CPUOcta-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUMali-G52 2EEMC2
Memory Card slotmicroSDXC (dedicated slot) up to 128GB
Internal storage128 GB
Operating systemAndroid 10
SkinHiOS v7.1

Battery, Sensors and connectivities

The Pova smartphone allegedly comes with network signal enhancement function which according to the phone maker links through network quickly in seconds when signal drops. An independent antenna provided also ensures the anti-interference ability of Wifi signals.

Exquisite make

Furthermore, the Tecno firm also alleges that the device could on its own switch between LTE and Wifi depending on which has a better signal quality.

The Tecno Pova is nicked a power giant by the manufacturer, as a super 6000mAh battery is made for this model. This enable a lengthy standby of 30 days, continuous music playing of 8 days, calling time of 64 hours, gameplay of up to 20 hours.

The 18W dual IC flash charge boosts the charging efficiency of the smartphone, but that doesn’t end there. The Transsion holdings company claims a thermal conductive material in conjunction with a 3D multi-layer craftsmanship dissipates much of the heat which evolves when charging.

Capacity6000mAh non-removable
Battery TypeLithium Polymer
Fast chargingYes, 18W
Fingerprint sensorRear-mounted

Other sensors
accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

3.5mm jackYes
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Release date25th September 2020
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • 4G Bands: LTE 1(2100) / 3(1800) / 5(850) / 8(900) / 38(2600) / 40(2300) / 41(2500)
  • 3G Bands:
    UMTS 2100 / 900 / 850 MHz
  • 2G Bands:
    GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps

Price and availability in Nigeria

Tecno Pova features

Tecno Pova is priced at about N57,690. And as at the time of making this post, the device hasn’t yet been launched although several websites claim it’s available for their Nationals.

When it’s officially launched in the country, it could be easily bought via any of the popular online shopping stores.

Tecno Pova — Verdict

Built ideally for performance and power as fore-acknowledged by the phone maker, Tecno Pova boasts of a durable battery, a glittery design and an excellent performance specifications.

Tecno Pova full specs

It follows the earlier release of the Tecno Camon 16 premier, which did make quite a flagship although at an expensive price. The Tecno Pova device comes moderate in pricing, and sports quite some sought-after features.


  • Good display specifications
  • Good storages.
  • Good performance specifications — Mediatek Helio G80
  • Good battery specifications — 6,000mAh
  • Supports an 18W fast charging
  • It’s a pocket-friendly device


  • There is no side-placed fingerprint sensor — Newer brands are resorting to side and optical fingerprint sensors.
  • No USB type-c
  • No reverse charging
  • The camera specifications are also relatively poor.

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