Are you familiar with Chinese smartphone manufacturers? Transsion Holdings’ is the giant conglomerate behind popular smartphone brands like Infnix and Tecno. They the biggest smartphone manufacturer in Africa till date.
TECNO has always been committed to bringing the latest technologies to users in Nigeria. It’s ambition is to be the leading camera phone brand in global emerging markets. Tecno has announced a brand new series of smartphones called Tecno Camon 16 series. They include three new devices – Tecno Camon 16, 16 Pro, and 16 Premier.
In the beginning of Q2 this year, tecno officially launched the Camon 15 Premier and the Camon 15 in Nigeria.
The Camon 16 Premier
Tecno camon 16 premier smartphone comes with improvements in camera and performance as compared with the tecno camon 15 premier. It is also the first tecno smartphone to feature a 90Hz refresh rate screen.
From the past to recent launch of camon series, it is well known that Tecno camon series has always been committed to the study of camera technology. Each camon series sold to consumers always come with an upgrade.
The first Tecno Camon device launched in Nigeria was Tecno Camon C8 – first tecno Camera centric phone and it had one front camera with 5 MP. Tecno is about to launch a device with 64MP back and 48MP front camera to give users a better photography experience.
The device is equipped with a quad-camera at the rear, a 64MP Ultra Clear Lens, a Sony IMX686 6P camera sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide angle camera, a 2MP macro Shooter and a 2MP Bokeh lens. The camon 16 premier camera comes with five LED flash and features such as HDR and Panorama. The front camera takes amazing and clear selfies. It has a dual 48MP camera + 8MP ultra-wide angle camera with dual flash.
The front and back camera supports recording videos in 4K and 1080p at 30fps. Also on the device comes the pioneer anti-shaking video mode which allows you record all the breathtaking moments on the move.
Design and Display
It measures 170.61 x 77.18 x 9.1mm in dimensions and has a polycarbonate body with a gradient glossy finish. The device comes with a pioneer big screen which has a 6.9-inch FHD dual Dot-in display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 20:5:9 aspect ratio, and HDR10+ support.
The front camera houses a dual punch hole camera setup and its fingerprint scanner is side-mounted with a squared shaped quad camera setup and five LED flash at the back.
Tecno camon 16 premier is available in just one colour – Glacier Silver.
Check out the design of the latest Camon 16 premier
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Camon 16 premier Processor, operating system and storage
The smartphone is powered by the MediaTek’s Helio G90T chipset built on a 12nm processor with Cortex-A76 CPU and Mali G76 GPU. Its operating system runs on Android 10 based on the OEM’s custom HiOS 7.0 UI. The smartphone comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB built in storage capacity. It also supports up to 512 GB storage via microSD card.
The device is powered by a non-removable Li-polymer 4,500mAh battery with 33W super charge via its reversible USB-C port. ( charges the battery from 0 – 70% in 30 minutes).
Network and connectivity
Tecno camon 16 premier uses a dual nano SIM card and supports 2G, 3G and 4G network.
Its connectivity options are WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 and a 3.5mm audio jack. Others include GSM, WCDMA, LTE (FDD, TDD), GPRS, HSPA+, FULL EDGE, GPS, WIFI, FM, BT, and OTG.
You may notice some similarities between the Camon 16 Premier and the Infinix zero 8. This shouldn’t be a big surprise because it was stated earlier that Infinix and Tecno are part of Transsion Holdings. The tecno camon 16 Premier isn’t the same with the infinix zero 8 both in features and design.
Tecno camon 16 premier price
TECNO is an innovative brand delivering nothing short of technology excellence on affordable budgets. Since Tecno is for Nigerians, they have put into consideration the country’s economic situation, the country’s electricity situation, etc. when coming up with the price.
The Tecno camon 16 premier is available for a recommended retail price of 115,800 naira
Why tecno camon 16 series Pre-order game is fantastic?
TECNO has ensured that this device comes into the nigerian market in grand style. The camon 16 series will be officially unveiled with the very first AR (Augmented Reality) launch. Tecno camon 15 Online Launch Event- the first virtual launch in Nigeria was amazing and it’s no doubt that the augmented reality launch event will create a more stimulating and awesome experience for the audience.
The release of the Pioneer King is here! The brand is excited to roll out the camon 16 series to Nigerians which is why they have announced their pre-order plan before the launch date.
The company also promised its customers amazing features which the series will be coming with and mouth watering prizes to give out. If you pre-order the Camon 16 Premier, you stand the chance to win a Camon 16 Premier Phone and other amazing prizes.
Check out this tweet below to confirm that:
Tecno is giving out the latest camon 16 series devices to 20 people that pre-order during the live launch on September 8
The next level Camera evolution event is here – The launch of the #PioneerCameraPhone #Camon16 Series. During the live launch, 20 people have a chance to get the device free. All you have to do is get your fingers ready to pre-order as you watch on the 8th of September…. pic.twitter.com/Vf3zO1Z422— TECNO Mobile Nigeria (@TECNOMobileNG) September 6, 2020
You also get instant gifts and a chance to own the new Hipods H2 -wireless Bluetooth earphones, StarTimes Nigeria VIP membership card, enjoy 0% interest rate with Easy Buy payment in four installments and lots more when you pre-order the tecno camon 16 series.
This is the new TECNO TW Hipods H2. Pre-order the latest Camon16 Premier and you stand a chance to get this wireless Bluetooth earphone worth N9,300 free. Terms and conditions apply.
What you get when you pre-order only
- Once you pre-order the Camon 16 Premier, you will get an instant selfie stick. This is available for the first 1500 customers to pre-order.
- If you pre-order during the live launch broadcast, you stand the chance to win a Camon 16 premier for free. Every 100th customer to pre-purchase wins. This is available for only 20 customers.
What you get when you pre-order and buy Camon 16 Premier
- The first 100 customers that buy the new device get a free Startimes VIP membership card for one month. This offer stays valid while stock lasts, and it is on first to purchase bases.
- You can also buy and pay later with the EasyBuy deal in any 3C HUB and SLOT store. If you do, you stand a chance to win a zero (0%) interest rate in four installments. This is open to customers till September 13, 2020.
- Every customer that pre-orders and buys Camon 16 Premier in the designated stores gets a free TECNO TWS-Hipods H2 (headset). This offer stays valid while stock lasts.
- There is a free 10 GB accessible on the new phone as well.
The pre-order is open now. September 8th is around the corner, it’s tomorrow. You can access the pre-order page through this link: PRE-ORDER PAGE
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In conclusion, the company didn’t reveal the full specifications and price of the Camon 16 and Camon 16 pro but details about that will be updated on the website once it is revealed.
Updated : 8th, September 2020 at 20:58