The TECNO Camon 12 is the base version of the Camon 12 Pro. It shares the same design language with the Camon 12 and the only areas of difference are in the display, the camera and the memory
But still, great camera specs are never shy of the Camon series
Let’s take a look at the specs and features of the TECNO Camon 12.
TECNO Camon 12 Key Specs
- 6.52-inch 720 x 1600 pixels Full-HD+ display
- 16 + 8 + 2 MP Back / 16 MP front camera
- 4GB RAM /64 GB
- Mediatek Helio P22 Octa-core 2.0 GHz
- Android 9.0 (Pie)
- 4,000 mAh battery capacity
The TECNO Camon 12 is made from a shining polycarbonate material which looks so much like the Phantom 9. In terms of thickness, it measures 8.2 mm and weighs around 164g.
Unlike the Camon 12 Pro, the Camon 12 has the fingerprint sensor at the back which provides easy access to lock the device. Just like it Camon 12 Pro, the Camon 12 has a dedicated button that provides easy access to Google assistance.
on the display front, the device features a 6.52-inch LCD screen with 720 *1600 pixels resolution. The touchscreen allows up to 5 fingers. Overall, the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which isn’t bad for a budget device.
Hardware and Software
On the hardware side of things, the Camon 12 is blessed with the MediaTek Helio P22 SoC an octa-core processor built on a 12nm FINFET technology. The chip features PowerVR GE8320 and Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) processor. The Infinix Hot 8 smartphone, also uses the same processor.
The Camon 12 comes only in 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, but you can always extend this further using a MicroSD slot which allows up to 500GB storage. The Camon 12 runs on HiOS 5.0 custom skin which is based on Android 9.0 Pie.
Camera-wise, you get a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 16MP main camera, an 8MP ultrawide sensor and 2MP depth sensor for taking background blurring photos. The rear camera is enhanced further with four-LED flash for illuminating the darkest of environment.
The Camon 12 sports a non-removable Li-Ion 4,000 mAh battery. There is no support wireless charging and fast charging as well.
TECNO Camon 12 Complete Specs
- Announced: Yes Available
- Status: Available 2019, September
- Dimension: 165.97 x 75.8 x 8.2 mm
- Weight: 164g
- Build: Polycarbonate Material
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Screen Display: LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
- Screen Size: 6.52-inch (84.0% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels
- Aspect Ratio: 19.5:9 aspect ratio
- Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Notch: Yes Dot Notch
- Touchscreen: Yes, up to 5 fingers
- Operating System: Android 9 Pie (HiOS 5.0)
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6763T Helio P22
- CPU: Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- RAM: 4 GB
- Built-in Storage Capacity: 64 GB
- Card Slot: Yes, up to 500 GB (dedicated slot)
- Camera Type: Triple lenses
- Camera Sensor: 16 + 8 + 2 MP sensors
- Camera Features: Autofocus, Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, Geotagging, Panorama, HDR, Touch focus, Face detection, Exposure compensation, Self-timer
- Video Resolution: 1080p@30fps, 720p@30fps
- LED Flash: Yes, Quad-LED single-tone flash
- Camera Type: Single-lens
- Camera Sensor(s): 16MP
- Camera Features: Face Beautification, HDR+, Scene recognition, AI FaceID, Dual-LED
- Video Resolution: 1080p@30fps
- LED Flash: Yes, Dual-LED
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0
- USB: Micro USB 2.0, USB OTG
- Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- FM Radio: Yes, with FM Radio
- GPS: Yes
- NFC: No
- Technology: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
- 4G Network Bands: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300)
- 3G Network Bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 2G Network Bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
- EDGE: Yes
- GPRS: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Speaker Location: Chin, below the display
- Sound Enhancement Features: Active Noise Cancelation with a dedicated mic
- Audio Jack Type: Yes, 3.5mm audio jack
- Battery Capacity: Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
- Wireless Charging: No
- Fast Charging: Yes
- Colour Options: Nebula Blue
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Price and Availability
The TECNO Camon 12 was launched in Nigeria on September 5, 2019. The device will have a starting price of N47,500 Naira in Nigeria. The device will be available in all accredited outlets nationwide.