TECNO just added a smartphone to its portfolio with the name i4, succeeding the previous TECNO i3. The new TECNO i4 brings a lot of improvements over its predecessor such as a bigger battery, better chipset, larger display with a modern aspect ratio and less obstructive water drop notch, a triple camera setup and a more up to date Android Operating System. Let’s see what exactly is new on the TECNO i4 and if it is, in fact, a worthy successor to the TECNO i3.
TECNO Camon i4 Key Specs
- 6.20-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1520 pixels
- Android 9.0 Pie, 2GB Of RAM
- MediaTek Helio A22 MT6761, Octa-Core 2.0GHz
- 32GB built-in storage
- 13MP + 8MP + 2MP rear camera and 16MP selfie camera
- 3,500mAh non-removable battery
Camon i4 Design And Display
Tecno i4 features a big 6.2-inch 720p IPS LCD display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and water drop notch housing the single front-facing camera. A triple camera setup sits at the back top left corner, just above the LED flash. There is also an LED flash at the usual spot.
It looks elegant in both the Midnight Black and Aqua Blue colours which are the two colours options for this device. Merely looking at the back of the device, it looks like it is made of glass but is actually plastic. The device weighs just 141grams and measures 8mm in thickness. The power button, as well as volume rockers, sit at the sides. It also has a dual SIM slot and a dedicated MicroSD card slot for additional storage.
TECNO Camon i4 Camera Review
The back of this device is pack with cameras. It had a 13MP main shooter with an f/1.8 aperture, a secondary 8MP shooter and lastly, a 2MP depth sensor camera for depth sensing. The triple camera setup is accompanied by an LED flash for low light shots. The front-facing 16MP shooter takes care of selfies with no LED flash up in the notch.
Hardware and Software
Computing on this device is done by the MediaTek Helio A22 MT6761 SoC – a Quad-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz paired with a Mali GPU for gaming. 2GB of RAM takes care of running apps with 32GB of built-in storage for files and others stuffs. Storage space can also be expanded on this device via the MicroSD card slot on board of up to 256GB. It runs TECNO’s HIOS v4 out of the box which is based on latest Android 9.0 Pie operating system.
Battery & Network Connectivity
Keeping the lights turned on here is a 3,500mAh battery with no word on fast charging. Normal charging is done through micro USB port which can also be used for file transfer through a microUSB cable. It also has 4G LTE, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, WiFi direct, GPS, Bluetooth and a 3.5mm jack.
TECNO Camon i4 Price and Availability
No word yet on pricing or when it is set to go I for pre-order or land on the shelves of both online and offline stores but since the full specifications are out, it shouldn’t be long now.
TECNO Camon i4 Full Specifications
- Dimension: 157.00 x 76.00 x 8.00mm
- Material: Plastic
- Weight: 141grams
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
- Size: 6.20-inch
- Screen Resolution: 19:9, 720 x 1520 pixels,
- Multi-touch: Yes
Software and performance
- Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie, HIOS v4
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio A22 MT6761, Quad-Core 2.0GHz
- RAM: 2GB RAM
- Internal Storage: 32GB
- Card Slot: Yes, up to 256GB (dedicated slot)
- Primary: 13MP + 8MP + 2MP – LED flash
- Secondary: 16MP
Network and Connectivity
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi direct, hotspot
- Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- 3G: 2100 MHz
- 4G: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- USB: Yes, microUSB
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio Jack: Yes
- Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (rear-mounted)
- NFC: No
- GPS: Yes
- Sensors: Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor
- Capacity: 3,500mAh Removable
- Type: Li-Ion
- Fast Charging: –
- OTG Support: Yes
Price and Availability
Recommended Retail Price: Unknown
Availability: Coming Soon