The TECNO POP 1S Pro was launched as an upgraded variant of the new POP 1S smartphone we reviewed earlier. The Pro version also flows with the “FullView FullFun” tag with its 18:9 screen.
Of course, it comes with TECNO’s rapid 4G LTE connectivity and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. You also get 2GB of RAM and a clearer 13MP rear camera.
TECNO POP 1S Pro Key Specs and Features
・5.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1440 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo with 2GB RAM
・Quad-core 1.28GHz MediaTek MT6580
・16GB built-in storage
・13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
・3000mAh non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Design And Display
The POP series are known for their sleek body and the POP 1S Pro didn’t disappoint in that regard. It has a Plastic back that reflects light beautifully and sports dual curved antenna lines.
The camera and dual-LED flash are still in the usual position, same with the fingerprint scanner and loudspeaker. Just like its little sibling, it measures 8.6mm thick, and you can get it in Gold, Blue and Black colours.
I think it’s safe to say TECNO didn’t change anything in terms of design and display, the front looks like its little sibling. You get the 18:9 aspect ratio screen, with the usual features sitting at the top bezels.
When it comes to displaying vivid visuals, it’s 5.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen doesn’t shy in that department. It has a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels and 293 pixels per inch density for clear visuals. It stretches up to 73.86% of the entire front, while a 2.5D glass sits on top.
Hardware and Software
Steering the wheel, the MT6580 chip from MediaTek is still in charge, it was manufactured with a 28nm process technology. It has a 4-core processor clocking at 1.28GHz, while the ARM Mali-400 MP2 controls graphics.
It also runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, this will let you multitask more apps with its 2GB RAM. You also get the standard 16GB space to store all files, even though you can expand up to 128GB.
Camera, Network And Connectivity
The camera has been improved obviously, there’s a 13MP rear shooter for all your photography needs. It comes with a dual-LED flash and all the normal features, while the 5MP selfie camera has a LED flash as well.
The POP 1S Pro supports rapid 4G LTE connectivity and accommodates dual Nano SIMs. It also has support for Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm jack, USB port, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and A-GPS, GLONASS.
Battery, Price And Availability
The TECNO POP 1S Pro is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 3000mAh battery with no fast charging technology. TECNO POP 1S Pro will be available on shopping stores, starting from $109 to $129, that’s about (N35,000 – N40,000).
Full Specification Of TECNO POP 1S Pro
・Announced: July, 2018
・Status: Available. July, 2018
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: WCDMA: B1 2100MHz / B8 900 MHz
・4G Support: LTE
・Dual SIM Support: Yes
・Material Type: Plastic
・Dimensions: 71.58 x 148.14 x 8.6 mm
・Colour: Gold, Black, Blue
・Screen Type: HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels
・Pixel Density: 293ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 73.86%
・Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo Go
・Processor: Quad-core 1.28GHz
・Chipset type: MediaTek MT6580
・Graphics Processing Unit: ARM Mali-400 MP2
・Memory Card Slot: Yes, up to 128GB
・Internal storage: 16GB
・Back Camera: 13MP
・Front Camera: 5MP
・Back Flash: Yes, dual-LED
・Front Flash: Yes with LED
・WiFi Hotspot: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes
・Standby Time: –
・Fast Charging: No