Move over Samsung, new phone rival has massive battery capacity – and I want one

The Tecno Pova 6 Pro is revealed with massive 6000mAh battery, 70W fast-charging and -20°C Extreme Cold Charging

Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G
(Image credit: Tecno)
Quick Summary

Mobile phone newcomer Tecno launches the Pova 6 Pro 5G at Mobile World Congress 2024, complete with massive 6,000mAh battery – that's 20% more capacity than you'll find in the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, for example – and support for 70W extreme temperatures (-20°C to 60°C) fast-charging.

I always find the annual Mobile World Congress show – MWC 2024 as it naturally is called this year – to be a fascinating melting pot of the new, the weird and the wonderful. Unlike major brand launches, which can be rather predictable year on year (when you've been doing this as long as I have anyway), this show gives access to lesser-known brands, including newcomer Tecno. 

In addition to showing off its original rolling phone concept, the Phantom Ultimate, as revealed last year, MWC 2024 was the launch platform for the mega-battery-toting Tecno Pova 6 Pro – with its 6,000mAh cell one of the largest I've ever seen specified in a phone. 

Indeed, that's a full 20% more capacity than you'll find in the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, for example, which ought to go some way in offsetting users' number one bugbear: longevity per charge. Not that I'm saying Samsung can't accommodate larger capacities: in its non-flagship F series there are also 6000mAh models available. 

The Pova 6 Pro comes with fast charging for quick top-ups, too, at 70W – not the fastest ever, mind, as it was at the last MWC when Xiaomi revealed a (frankly absurd) 300W charging accomplishment. Samsung, on the other hand, has been notably cautious about boosting its speedy charging technology, leaning to side of caution these days. 

Stylistically, the above photos make clear that Tecno is a brand that wants to shout "futuristic" from the rooftops. But I rather like the Bladerunner-esque visuals (or maybe more The Fifth Element?), and the Pova 6 Pro looks smart in its Comet Green and Meteorite Grey finishes. It's a distinctive look, not alien to many of the best gaming phones these days.

Interestingly that fast-charging technology is able to withstand extreme temperatures too. The "-20°C Extreme Cold Charging ... ensures charging efficiency even when it’s well below freezing," reads Tecno's official press release. Not that you'll often find me camping in the mountains. At the other end of extremes it's fine up to 60°C too, so able to withstand desert heat too. I'm already predicting Tecno's target markets for this phone. 

Elsewhere the Pova 6 Pro brings together a 6.78in AMOLED display (with 120Hz refresh), MediaTek Dimensity 6080 processor (we're increasingly seeing more of MediaTek breaking through – including in the upcoming Nothing Phone (2a)), and 108MP main camera in among its triplet of rear lenses. 

I look forward to seeing the Tecno Pova 6 Pro in person, albeit looking altogether less futuristic than the phone and promotional images (unless being old counts?), as part of MWC's most notable reveals. Whether it'll ever go on sale in wider regions, such as the UK/EU, isn't yet known – so this big-battery phone could be one you may never get to buy...

Mike Lowe
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Mike is the Tech Editor and AV Editor at He's been writing about consumer technology for 15 and, as a phones expert, has seen hundreds of handsets over the years – swathes of Android devices, a smattering of iPhones, and a batch of Windows Phone products (remember those?). But that's not all, as a tech aficionado his beat for T3 also covers tablets, laptops, gaming, home cinema, TVs, speakers and more – there's barely a stone unturned that he's not had a hand on. Previously the Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint for a 10 years, he's also provided work for publications such as Wired, The Guardian, Metro, and more. In addition to his tech knowledge, Mike is also a flights and travel expert, having travelled the globe extensively. You'll likely find him setting up a new mobile phone, critiquing the next MacBook, all while planning his next getaway... or cycling somewhere.