The Tecno Pop 5C budget smartphone has been launched in India. The device is a basic smartphone that targets the first time smartphone buyer, and comes with a strictly essential feature set at an entry level price point. The device is largely meant to offer essential internet access for those migrating from feature phones for the very first time. It will sit alongside a similar previous offering, the Tecno Pop 5P, which was launched earlier.
Tecno Pop 5C: key specifications
In terms of what the new smartphone brings to the table, the Tecno Pop 5C is powered by an undisclosed processor. This is paired with 1GB of RAM, and 16GB internal storage. While the key specifications may sound limiting in comparison to how a modern day smartphone is, it’s important to note that this one’s made for the absolute first time smartphone user – for whom 16GB storage may still be limiting, though.
Nevertheless, Tecno has confirmed that the smartphone will run on Android 10 Go Edition software, which is the low powered version of Android that Google had built for Android devices. Whether this would run well on the Tecno Pop 5C or not, however, remains to be seen. For storage, Tecno has added a microSD card slot, but hasn’t specified exactly what amount of cards can be added to the phone.
The display is a 5-inch one, with an FWVGA resolution screen that offers 480 x 584 pixels. In terms of cameras, the smartphone features a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera – which Tecno says will offer features such as AI Face Beauty enhancement, HDR mode, Smile Shot, AI stickers and a bokeh or portrait mode as well. It also supports facial recognition.
The Pop 5C features a 2,400mAh battery, weighs 150 grams and measures 9.85mm in thickness. Users also get GPS, single-band 2.4GHz wi-fi connectivity and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless connectivity.
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