Tecno silently releases its very 2014-ish ultrabasic phone called the Pop 5C

It’s pretty nice to see a no-notch classic design come back once in a while.

Tecno’s Pop series is a series of ultrabudget Android phones with some of the most basic specs. The newest one on the list is the Tecno Pop 5C with a classic 2014-ish design and even specs that could be released within that time.

Starting off with the display, it’s a 5in. IPS LCD (854x480px resolution) without a notch or a dot and as mentioned feels like it was released 7 years ago. Though at this point it doesn’t matter since this is for people who just need a phone for basic internet use and call and text.

In terms of performance, it uses a UNISOC SC7731E SoC paired with 1GB RAM and 16GB storage. Normally this would obviously not be enough, maybe even outdated. Luckily though, the phone may still run smoothly as it uses Android 10 Go Edition with very lightweight apps so it doesn’t lag even if it only has 1GB RAM.

There’s also a small (for today’s standards) 2400mAh battery charged using MicroUSB. Don’t expect fast charging here though, and why would you need it in such a cramped space. There are printed capacitive buttons for menu, home, and back buttons.

It also comes with a pretty basic 5mp main camera and a 2mp front camera with appears to be a soft light flash. As for pricing and availability, they aren’t announced yet but it may be available first in Spanish-speaking countries like Mexico since the overview revealed the phone in Spanish.

Source: Tecno