TECNO Pop 7 surfaces, will slot under the Pop 7 Pro

The TECNO Pop 7 was not yet available when TECNO secretly unveiled the Pop 7 Pro at the beginning of February. It just appeared on the Google Play Console, so it will soon be available. The FCC validated it in December after it appeared on Geekbench in October

The GPC reveals that the phone has a 720 x 1,600px (20:9) display and while the size isn’t explicitly listed, it should be in the same ballpark as the 6.56” HD+ IPS LCD on the Pro model (the vanilla phone measures 164 x 74 x 8mm per the FCC, roughly the same dimensions as the Pro).

The Unisoc SC9863A chipset, which was previously employed in devices like the Pop 5 LTE from 2021, powers the Pop 7. Although it is a weak chip, it is just intended to run HiOS 12 on top of Android 12 Go Edition.

The Pop 7 only has 2GB. The Pop 7 Pro has 3GB plus a Hlio A22, so it runs full Android 12. According to the FCC, the phone will have 64GB of built-in storage and will support basic 10W charging. Note that the chipset has an LTE modem, so no 5G connectivity here.

Tecno Pop 7 schematic by the FCC shows what should be a basic dual camera and a FP reader
Tecno Pop 7 schematic by the FCC

The phone easily be found in Geekbench by its model number, BF6. The score is not much to look at, but here it is. The benchmark confirms the basics: octa-core processor (four Cortex-A55 cores at 1.6GHz and four at 1.2GHz), PowerVR GE8322 GPU, 2GB of RAM and Android 12.

TECNO Pop 7 Geekbench

There is no word on when TECNO will officially release the phone. We don’t anticipate them to promote it much either. Yet given its specifications, it is merely a basic phone, perhaps appropriate for the elderly and young.



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