PHILIPPINES – TECNO Mobile is bringing the Helio G80-powered TECNO POVA Android smartphone to the Philippines, and it will be available exclusively on Shopee for Php6,999.
UPDATE (Oct 15): The first 1,000 buyers can get the POVA at a discounted rate of 15,999
Taking cues from the TECNO Pouvoir 4 – whose name it coincidentally sounds like, the TECNO POVA packs a 6,000 mAh battery along with with a phablet-sized 6.8-inch “dot-in” HD display. Like the Pouvoir 4, it runs on the Android 10 (Q) platform with HiOS 7 UI and features one extra “special” physical button, though it is currently unclear if it comes with Google Assistant baked in.
According to the official website, its 6,000 mAh battery can keep the phone running on standby for 30 days and play games for up to 20 hours, although it does not provide any detail on its testing methodology, the game titles used, as well as the settings they were on.
As a fast charging solution, TECNO Mobile equipped the POVA with 18W Dual IC Flash Charge technology, which is supposed to be 20% more efficient than 18W single IC fast charge, and is compatible with multiple charging protocols.
It runs on MediaTek’s Helio G80 gaming chipset, which has quad CPU cores running at a maximum speed of 2GHz as well as an ARM Mali-G52 MC2 GPU with a maximum frequency of 950MHz.
Through its Hyper-Engine game technology, the POVA can intelligently manage and adjust resources such as CPU, GPU, and memory to ensure a smooth, stable, and power-optimized gameplay experience.
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The TECNO POVA comes in three glossy designs: Magic Blue, Speed Purple, and Dazzle Black. All three designs feature a chroma-changing diagonal pattern, while the Dazzle Black version has a rainbow-colored hologram similar to the ROG Phone 3, as well as a red streak in the middle, emulating a “mobile gamer” aesthetic.
For photography, it touts a quad-camera system with a quad flash module. It has a 13MP f/1.8 main camera, a 2MP macro camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and an AI sensor. For selfies, it has an 8MP AI camera with dual front flash.
Currently, only the Magic Blue and Speed Purple variant are shown on its Shopee Philippines listing. It is unknown if the Dazzle Black variant will be made available to the Philippine market.
In the Philippines, the TECNO POVA is priced at P6,999 for 6GB RAM and 64GB of storage. The official product page mentions 128GB of storage, though it is also unknown if this variant will be coming to the Philippines.
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TECNO POVA (TECNO LD7 POVA) specs (Philippines)
- Display: 6.8 inch 720×1640 “dot-in” IPS LCD
- SIM: Dual Nano-SIM
- 5G: None
- OS: Android 10 (Q), HiOS 7.0
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio G80
- CPU: Octa-core (2GHz max)
- GPU: Mali-G52 MC2
- Memory (RAM) + storage (ROM): 6GB + 128GB
- Expansion: unknown
- Main camera (rear): 13MP, quad flash
- Selfie camera (front): 8MP, dual flash
- I/O: MicroUSB
- Battery: 6,000 mAh, 18W Flash Charge
- Colors: Magic Blue, Speed Purple, Dazzle Black
- Price (Philippines): 6,999 (6GB + 128GB)