TECNO POP 2 has just been added to the long list of budget smartphone series by TECNO Mobile. The new POP 2 is the successor to the POP 1 and shares similar specs with tiny differences.
TECNO POP 2 Key Specifications
・5.5-inch Full View LCD capacitive touchscreen, 960 x 480 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition
・Quad-core 1.3GHz, MediaTek MT6580
・1GB RAM and 8GB built-in storage
・5MP rear camera and 8MP selfie camera
・2,400mAh non-removable Battery
TECNO POP 2 Design and Display
The device features a polycarbonate body and comes in 3 colours – Champagne Gold, Midnight Black and City Blue. It features a big chin with sizeable bezels and has a 5.5-inch full view display with a 960×480 pixels resolution. Its selfie camera and front-facing flash are placed at the top of the screen.
At the rear, there is no fingerprint scanner, just the rear camera, LED flashlight and the speaker grill.
TECNO POP 2 Camera
It has an AI-enabled beautification 8MP selfie camera with LED flashlight and a 5MP back camera with a f/2.2 aperture with dual-LED flash.
TECNO POP 2 Hardware and OS
It’s a low-end smartphone and no surprises its powered by a MediaTek MT6580 Chipset which has 4 cores of processors clocked at 1.3GHz paired with a Mali-400MP2 GPU for gaming. It comes with a 1GB and an 8GB Internal storage which is expandable via the MicroSD card slot. Tecno’s HiOS v3.3 runs on the device out of the box which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition.
Battery and Connectivity
Since it’s a budget device, a small size battery is expected and it comes at 2400mAh which is non-removable. Connectivity options are WIFI, GPS, Bluetooth and micro USB 2.0 port.
TECNO POP 2 Complete Specifications
- Dimension: 149.76 mm x 72.8mm x 9.35 mm
- Material: Plastic
- Weight: N/A
- SIM: (Dual Nano-SIM, Dual stand-by)
- Type: LCD Capacitive touchscreen
- Size: 5.5-inch
- Screen Resolution: 18:9, 960 x 480 pixels
- Multi-touch: Yes
Software and performance
- Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition
- Chipset: MediaTek MT6580, Quad-core 1.3GHz
- RAM: 1GB RAM
- Internal Storage: 8GB
- Card Slot: Yes
- Primary: 5MP with f/2.2, dual-LED flash
- Secondary: 8MP with LED flash
Network and Connectivity
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- 3G: 2100 MHz
- 4G: No
- Bluetooth: Yes, v4.0
- USB: Yes, microUSB 2.0
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio Jack: Yes
- Fingerprint Sensor: No
- NFC: No
- Sensor: Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor
- Capacity: 2,400mAh, non-removable
- Type: Li-Ion
- Fast Charging: No
- OTG Support: Yes
TECNO POP 2 Price and Availability
Retail price is around N25,000. Buy on Jumia here.
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