Tecno Camon 12 – Unbox a New Camera

Tecno having recorded some reasonable amount of victories in the past few years says her 13 years of experience in camera technology is no waste at all.

The Tecno Camon 12 is finally here. This new flagship is simply an expression of the popular saying that goes thus; ‘experience is the best teacher’.



After waiting patiently for her launch in Nigeria, one can clearly see how good the Tecno Camon 12 is especially when you focus more on her camera and beauty.

Need a camera smartphone? Try the Tecno Camon 12, the newest line-up in the Camon series that is already becoming one of the best camera smartphone in the budget market right here in Nigeria.

Key features

Released date: September, 2019

Display-size: 6.25 inch FHD+

Dimension: 165.97 x 75.8 x 8.2mm       

Front Camera: 16MP

Rear Camera: 16MP + 2MP + 8MP

Battery: 4000mAh                   

RAM: 4GB

ROM: 64GB

Sim-Slot: Dual nano-SIM

OS: Android 9.0 Pie     

Network: 4G LTE

Availability & Price 

The Tecno Camon 12 comes in 3 different stunning gradient colors; dawn blue, dark jade and sky cyan. So you can choose any color that suit you.

Talking about pricing, the Tecno Camon 12 is selling at a price that is not so expensive but rather affordable to majority in Nigeria. N47,500

Design

The design of the Tecno Camon 12 is the most attractive part of it. When you see a smartphone that was properly designed, it wouldn’t take you a minute to notice it.

The Tecno Camon 12 comes in a gradient nebula design, it has a glossy finish and an attractive appearance. One can easily mistake it for a premium flagship in Nigeria even when it comes in a plastic body.

Tecno was wise enough to implement a tear drop notch on her Camon 12. This automatically means we are gradually saying goodbye to the tiny bezels we are used to seeing in Nigeria.

We are almost getting to the end of 2019 and I am quite sure we will get to see more of tear drop notch displays in 2020. So be ready to put away your smartphones with tiny bezels pretty soon.

Every single placement on the Tecno Camon 12 is not so different from what we have seen from Tecno in her recent release this year especially the second half of 2019. There are just some slight difference though.

On the notch is where the selfie camera is, there is also a hidden front-facing flashlight around that region.

The right side consist of the volume and power buttons while the triple tray slot for dual nano-sim and micro SD card are on the left.

While the top sits empty, the bottom has the speaker grill, micro USB port, microphone and 3.5mm headphone jack in her possession. You will also get to find a physical fingerprint reader and triple AI cameras at the back.

Display

The display on the Tecno Camon 12 is another new era of cinematic viewing experience. Even though it didn’t come with an OLED panel, her LCD screen is surprisingly okay.

With her 90% edge-to-edge ratio you are sure of getting an expansive view of the 6.25 inch FHD+ crystal tear drop notch display at a glance.

The display also maintains a decent 720 x 1600p resolution for a better and nice display quality while gaming, watching movies and streaming YouTube videos.

Battery Life

The Tecno Camon 12 comes with a non-removable 4000mAh battery capacity that is self-sufficient, it is more than enough to serve you for a day.

You can even get up to two days or more if you are a light user. There is a responsible amount of screen-on time to cater for your entertainment need.

Be it gaming, browsing or maybe you want to watch some interesting movies, there is need to express some good amount of satisfaction when handling this phone.

Camera

Tecno have always been standard with the selfie on her Camon series. Thank God the Camon 12 didn’t miss that at all. The camera is no doubt considered to be the best part of this very smartphone, this is where the magic happens.

On the notch is a 16MP AI clear selfie camera with high pixel and clear camera lens. The selfie camera also boost an f/2.0 aperture and 4-in- 1 tech and mosaic algorithm for brighter and clearer selfie.

There is also an AI beauty mode to support with up to 18 facial dimensions. The beauty mode on the Tecno Camon 12 is not the normal adjustable type we are used to.

What we have here is a 3D stereoscopic facial beauty that guarantee a more natural and charming selfie. You are going to find this interesting when you make use of it.

It doesn’t stop there, you can now activate the beauty mode when recording videos. Beauty modes have always been fantastic on pictures, imagine how good it will appears on videos.

This is an amazing upgrade, it therefore means that the Tecno Camon 12 is one of the few if not the first already to have this unique camera upgrade in Nigeria.

Worried about the selfie flash? The Tecno Camon 12 has two hidden front-facing flash that lights up when you need them. Their major role is to improve picture quality in low-light conditions.

At the back are 3 solid AI Max cameras with outstanding shooting performance; the first is a 16MP main, a 2MP ultra-wide and 8MP depth with quad flashlight.

The Tecno Camon 12 can take ultra clear shot with her 5p optical lens on board. There is also a 120° Super Wide Angle and 2cm extreme macro photography for outstanding bokeh effect on the camera.

There is also an AI optimizer that helps you take more natural and outstanding photos with the rear cameras. Photos taken with the Tecno camon 12 are quite clear and pleasant.

Software & Spec

The Tecno Camon 12 comes with Android 9.0 pie operating system that is based on Tecno latest HIOS 5.5 User Interface. This new UI is a new world entirely.

The Tecno Camon 12 is available in 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM storage options. There is also a micro SD card slot for expandability purpose.

Inside the Tecno Camon 12 is a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset that runs on a 2.0Ghz Octa-core processor which ensures smooth, fast and easy run with multitasking.

Security features, AR sticker, AR Emoji & More

On the Tecno Camon 12, there is Face ID and fingerprint sensor that does a great job of securing your privacy at no cost.

There are about 220+ facial features, light beautification and localization features with over 120° identification support available on this very smartphone.

Tecno was able to integrate a specialized or should I call it customized version of Manchester city football club sticker on the Camon 12.

So don’t be intimidated when you see a picture of your friend rocking Manchester city kits. They didn’t travel anywhere, they only applied her stickers.

As we all know, AR emoji lets you freely share interesting interactions with friends within and outside Nigeria. The one available on the Tecno Camon 12 is not different at all.

With AR emoji you can animate your facial emoji with real facial expression and create more fun when taking pictures or recording chat videos.

The Tecno Camon 12 also got a pleasant score on the number of available sensors. There is G-sensor, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor and an electronic compass.

You will also get the opportunity to explore other stunning features including the Intelligent voice broadcast, smart panel and AI read mode on the Tecno Camon 12.

My Thoughts

Tecno have successfully moved another step further in the Camon series line-up and this is what we all love to see. Improvement and nothing more.

The Tecno Camon 12 is no doubt a great Tech in her price point. Am glad her battery capacity received a boost so we can have more screen-on time to enjoy.

The design feature and storage options available on the Tecno Camon 12 are quite impressive. At least, you don’t have to spend so much to feel premium in Nigeria.




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