Tecno have just released the POVA Neo 2, the direct successor to the POVA Neo of 2021. This new comer gets even more interesting than it predecessor, offering faster CPU and larger battery. It also sports a refresh design on the rear with notable curvatures
Although the screen estate on the new POVA Neo 2 is the same as the older model, which is a 6.82-inches. But the dewdrop notch on the older model has been knocked off in favor of a more centralize dot-notch. Also, you are now getting a 90Hz screen refresh, but the display panel is still IPS with 720 x 1640 pixels.
Where the major upgrade is happening, is on the hardware and software front. First, the CPU is now Helio G85 from MediaTek, which is notably more powerful than the Helio A25 on the older model. This G85 is the same 8-core CPUs used on the standard POVA 2. The software on the other hand is left to the hands of Google Android 12.
The phone is available in three storage options; 4GB + 64GB, 4GB + 128 and a 6GB version with 128GB ROM. Note that the phone offers both storage and RAM expansion, but you can only expand the RAM of the 6GB variant with an additional 5GB.
Coming to the camera department, a set of two camera lenses are used on the rear. These includes a 16-megapixel primary sensor, along with a QVGA depth sensor, while a single 8-megapixel selfie shooter is held within the notch upfront.
The POVA Neo 2 is 9.63 mm thick. Within this body, there is a large 7000mAh battery with 18W fast charger. The phone is offered in Uranolite Gray, Virtual Blue and Orange Magma colors. It has been launched and only available in Russia currently.
As for pricing, the base model will begin from 11,990 Russian Rubles, an equivalent of about 199 US Dollars. International availability should follow shortly.
Tecno also announced the POP 6 Pro model with Helio A22 CPU in Russia, and that unit is sold for 6,499 Ruble, an equivalent of 105 US Dollars. You can learn more about the POP 6 Pro HERE.