Tecno Mobile has confirmed that its latest mid-range smartphone, the Tecno Pova 4, has arrived in Malaysia. However, despite claiming so, the phone is still not listed on the brand’s online store or its official stores on Shopee and Lazada at the time of writing. Regardless, it did confirm that the Pova 4 will retail at RM 699 for the local market.
In terms of specifications, the local release of the new mid-range phone is no different than its iteration for other markets. To recap, the Tecno Pova 4 sports a large 6.82-inch IPS panel display with 720 x 1600 pixel resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, and 90 Hz refresh rate. Also onboard is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers, 3.5 mm headphone jack, and a USB-C port for charging and data transfer. The phone is available in Cryolite Blue and Uranolith Grey colour options.
Under the hood of the device is an octa-core MediaTek Helio G99 chipset, which is paired together with a Mali G52 MC2 GPU, 8 GB of RAM, and 256 GB of internal storage. Meanwhile, powering it is a battery with a massive capacity of 6,000 mAh that comes with 18 W fast charging support. For software, the new mid-range phone features Android 12 via Tecno’s HIOS platform.
In the imaging department, found on the back of the Pova 4 is a dual camera setup consisting of a 50 MP primary shooter and a 2 MP macro camera. In front, on the other hand, is an 8 MP selfie camera housed within the top-centred cutout on the phone’s display.
Based on the brand’s announcement, it appears that only the standard variant of the mid-range phone will be available locally. It’s still not known whether Tecno plans to launch the slightly fancier Pova 4 Pro in Malaysia at this time. For your reference, the high-end variant differs from its sibling by featuring an AMOLED display panel with a higher resolution of 1080 x 2460 pixels with 90 Hz refresh rate, and a faster charging speed of 45 W.
(Source: Tecno Mobile Malaysia [Facebook])