TECNO launches its first 5G smartphone with Dimensity 900 SoC
TECNO has launched its first 5G smartphone, the POVA 5G. The handset carries a price-tag of $289 (roughly Rs. 21,700) and comes with a 120Hz display, a 50MP triple rear camera unit, a MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset, and a 6,000mAh battery. It also offers 3GB of virtual RAM support, expanding the onboard 8GB RAM to up to 11GB.
- The POVA 5G arrives as TECNO's first 5G-ready smartphone. It will offer fair competition to sub-Rs. 25,000 smartphones with some impressive hardware.
- The phone will attract buyers with a massive 120Hz display, a mid-range MediaTek Dimensity processor, a 50MP main camera along with impressive features like 4K time-lapse, and a solid 6,000mAh battery that is touted to provide 11 hours of gaming.
The TECNO POVA 5G features a punch-hole design with slim bezels and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for secure biometric authentication. On the rear, it has a rectangular camera module. The handset bears a 6.95-inch Full-HD+ (1080x2460 pixels) IPS LCD screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and a pixel density of 480ppi. It is offered in at least Aether Black color option.
The TECNO POVA 5G is equipped with a triple rear camera setup comprising a 50MP primary sensor, a 2MP secondary snapper, and a tertiary "AI" lens. For selfies, it has a 12MP front-facing camera. The device offers photography features like panorama and 4K time-lapse.
The TECNO POVA 5G is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 900 processor, paired with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Under the hood, it runs on Android 11-based HiOS and packs a 6,000mAh battery with 18W fast-charging support. For connectivity, the device offers support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, a headphone jack, and a Type-C port.
The TECNO POVA 5G is reportedly priced at $289 (around Rs. 21,700) for its solo 8GB/128GB model. However, TECNO is yet to provide any official confirmation regarding the handset's pricing and availability details.