Can you remember the TECNO F3 that got launched April this year? That smartphone was also known as TECNO Pop 1. Now, the smartphone has a new successor called the TECNO Pop 2. That’s TECNO’s way of saying the Pop series is here to stay.
With the phone primarily targeted at the budget segment, the famous Android Oreo Go Edition gets into the mix of things. Also, the features present are mostly entry-level.
Nonetheless, let’s look at what the dominant Chinese OEM has to offer in this edifice.
TECNO Pop 2 Quick Review
For the doubting Thomases, TECNO Mobile ensured that the Pop 2 engraving appears in the phone’s rear camera setup. In the structure also, a 5MP lens and dual-LED flash are available to carry out their roles. Up front, another flash is available to support the frontal 8MP AI-assisted shooter. Well, that’s some good news for the selfie freaks.
The smartphone bags an aspect ratio of 18:9 to deliver a Full View Display mode. This screen estate relayed through this aspect ratio makes the 5.5-inch IPS screen more delectable. More so, the screen’s resolution is 480 x 960 pixels while its pixel density is 196PPI.
Under the glass, TECNO Pop 2’s core operations are dished out by MediaTek MT6580 SoC. A Quad-core CPU of 1.3GHz, as well as Mali-400 GPU, are stationed on this chip. As the CPU acts in line with performance delivery, the GPU fashions out the graphics.
In the software section, the Go edition of Android 8.1 Oreo is the spearhead of actions. Due to its availability, pre-installed apps like YouTube Go, Google Go, Files Go, Gmail Go and all are aboard. These apps consume minimal data, hence more value for the 1GB RAM. And yes, TECNO’s HiOS 3.3 is also at bay.
The other memory unit is the 8GB ROM that can be expanded using a MicroSD card. Finally, a non-removable 2,400mAh battery determines the phone’s runtime. Sadly, there’s no 4G network band on the device. You’ll have to make do with the 2G and 3G network supports that’s present.
TECNO Pop 2 Key Specs
Here are the TECNO Pop 2 key specifications…
|Display||5.5-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen, 960 x 480 pixels|
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)|
|Processor||Quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek Processor|
|Storage||8GB ROM + 1GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 32GB)|
|Camera||5MP Rear/8MP Front (With LED light)|
TECNO Pop 2 Photos
TECNO Pop 2 Availability & Price
The TECNO Pop 2 launched in December 2018; it is available in colours Black & Champagne Gold. You can order the phone from any of the online shopping markets using the links below.
TECNO Pop 2 retails at ₦22,000 in Nigeria. CLICK TO BUY TECNO POP 2.
TECNO Pop 2 Full Specifications and Features
- Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition); HiOS 3.3
- Processor: Quad-core MediaTek MT6580A
- GPU: Mali-400 MP2
- Memory: 1GB
- Colours: Black, Champagne Gold
- Dimension: 149.76 x 72.8 x 9.35 mm
- Weight: –
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 5.5-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 960 X 480 pixels
- Screen Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 8MP camera, 720p Video@30fps
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, Panorama
- Front Camera: 5MP camera, 480p Video@30fps
- Built-in Storage: Yes
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 32GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: –
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: –
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
- NFC: –
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Video Player: MP4/H.265 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GPS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: –
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: –
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: –
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 2,400mAh removable Li-ion battery
Where to buy TECNO Pop 2
CLICK HERE TO BUY THE TECNO POP 2 in Nigeria.
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