5G smartphone market is about to see new entrants. TECNO is planning to launch 5G phones next year and the TECNO POVA 5G will be the company’s first 5G smartphone.
Powering the TECNO POVA 5G will be MediaTek Dimensity 900 processor. This same processor powers the recently launched OPPO Reno6 5G. This is pretty incredible for an entry-level smartphone.
We recently sat down with Rami Osman, MediaTek’s Director of Sales and Marketing, the Middle East and Africa shared with us about their 5G plans pointing out that their Dimensity chips which already have 5G radios embedded will make 5G smartphones more affordable and thus increase global 5G adoption.
TECNO POVA 5G Specifications
|Size||6.9″ LCD screen|
|Platform||Operating System||HiOS 8 and Android 11|
|Chipset||MediaTek Dimensity 900|
|CPU||2x ARM Cortex-A78 (2.4 GHz), 6x ARM Cortex-A55 (2 GHz), ARM Mali-G68 MC4, 5G NR Sub-6 GHz, LTE|
|Camera||Main||50MP Triple camera setup|
|Battery||Size||6000mAh with 18W fast charge|
|Colors||Dazzle Black, Speed Purple and Magic Blue.|
|Features||Side-mounted fingerprint sensor|
We are yet to know full specs and pricing and if it will launch in the country especially since Safaricom, Kenya’s leading telco is also planning to publicly roll out 5G some time next year.