TECNO POVA 2 with 6.9-inch FHD+ display, Helio G85, up to 6GB RAM, 7000mAh battery launched in India starting at Rs. 10999

TECNO has launched  POVA 2, the company’s latest smartphone in the POVA series and the successor to the POVA that was launched last year. It has a 6.9-inch Full HD+ screen with 180Hz touch sampling rate, MediaTek Helio G85 SoC with up to 6GB of RAM, and it runs Android 11 with HiOS on top. The phone has 48MP rear camera, 2MP depth, 2MP macro, AI lens, quad LED flash and 8MP front camera with dual LED flash.

The special craft creates a unique textured effect that combines a hard-edged feel with a technological pioneer for a cool look, says the company. The phone has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and packs a 7000mAh battery with 18W fast charging.

TECNO POVA 2 specifications

  • 6.9-inch (1080 x 2460 pixels) FHD+ Dot-in display with up to 480 nits brightness
  • Octa Core MediaTek Helio G85 12nm processor (Dual 2GHz Cortex-A75 + Hexa 2GHz 6x Cortex-A55 CPUs) with up to 1000MHz ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU
  • 4GB LPDDR4x  RAM with 64GB internal storage / 6GB LPDDR4x  RAM with 128GB internal storage expandable up to 256GB with microSD
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • HiOS 7.6 based on Android 11
  • 48MP (f/1.79 primary) +  2MP (4cm macro) + 2MP (depth) +  2MP (AI Lens), Quad LED flash
  • 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual LED flash
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 173.32 x 78.78 x 9.62mm
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS/ GLONASS/ Beidou, USB Type-C
  • 7000mAh battery with 18W fast charging

The TECNO POVA 2 comes in  Dazzle black, Polar Silver and Energy Blue colours, is priced at Rs. 10,999 for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version and the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version costs Rs. 12999, but it will be available at an introductory price of Rs. 10499 and Rs. 12499, respectively for a limited period. It goes on sale on Amazon.in from 5th August midnight.

Commenting on the launch, Arijeet Talapatra, CEO of TRANSSION India said:

TECNO’s mantra has been to disrupt the sub-15K smartphone category by introducing the features which are not available at such price points. In line with the legacy of segment-first innovations, we are pleased to introduce POVA 2 as India’s first smartphone to feature the 7000 mAh battery in the sub-15K. With the POVA product line we are focused on providing Indian consumers with an ultimate powerhouse series that will give access to speed, performance and excellence that match the ever-demanding hustle of India’s new-age consumers and empowers them to ‘Stop at Nothing’. We are confident it will be a great success and will set a benchmark that others will follow.

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