Tecno mobile has just announced the release of the Camon 12 Pro. The Tecno Camon 12 Pro is an upgrade of the Camon 11 Pro. Tecno mobile is following up with tradition by not only launching a standard version of the Camon 12 but also bringing a Pro version to the market for those who want more from their units too.
If that is anything to go by – and seeing how the Camon 12 itself is no slouch – it remains to see if you should shell out all those extra bucks in going for the big brother.
Tecno Camon 12 Pro Key Specs and Features
- Android 9.0 (Pie); HIOS 5.5, 6GB RAM
- 4-inch Infinity-U AMOLED Display, 720 x 1548 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~266 ppi)Octa-Core Processor
- 32MP Front Camera with Dual LED Flash
- 3500 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery
- 64GB Built-in Storage with memory card support
- Fingerprint Sensor (under display, optical)
- 16MP + 8MP + 2MP Triple Rear Camera with Quad LED Flash
- Colour – Dawn Blue
Design and Display
The Camon 12 Pro comes with a 6.4-inch screen on the front, there is very little build difference between the Tecno Camon 12 Pro and the Camon 12. However, the display type has been upgraded from IPS to AMOLED.
The switch to AMOLED means great contrast. As a matter of fact, the Tecno Camon 12 Pro boasts 100000:1 contrast ratio.
The smartphone also has the notch on the screen, though this time the design has a U shape as against V shape. The cutout hosts the selfie camera and a speakerphone too – but it is slightly more impressive in the screen to body ratio that it promises an astonishing 91%.
Likewise, we love the fact that the fingerprint sensor of this one was moved under the display, which makes for a more premium feel than the basic Camon 12.
The physical buttons on the outside of the Tecno Camon 12 Pro consist of a volume rocker set as well as the power button. We also have the earphone jack on the mobile phone.
Slowly, we move to the back where some magic happens.
The rear camera arrangement remains a triple setup, and the brand is still made of plastic, but it is made to look more better for this unit.
Finishing off the 20:9 aspect ratio screen and body comes in an impressive Dawn Blue colour finish.
Again, we do hope Tecno has more colours in the bag and are just waiting to launch them to the market sometimes later.
The only important upgrade in camera between the Camon 12 and Camon 12 Pro is in the selfie department where the later unit has a 32MP snapper. This puts it on par with the earlier released Phantom 9, and the same can be said of the rear cameras.
Here, we have a main 16 megapixels snapper which is followed by an 8 megapixels ultrawide sensor and 2 megapixels depth sensor. For those who do not already know, the smartphone does not have any telephoto lens, so the phone will be forced to take its portrait shots from any of the other cameras on board.
Tecno Camon 12 Pro shares the same dual flash design of the vanilla Camon 12 and the Phantom 9. The LED flash flanks the earpiece on both sides.
Besides that, these smartphones are identical in how they ship with a quad LED flash setup on the back. You also have AI and AR baked into both cameras.
Hardware, Software and Other Features
The MediaTek Helio P22 chipset seems to be the Tecno standard for top devices this year, and just like expected, we see it again in the Camon 12 Pro.
This octa-core chipset is bundled with an increased 6GB of RAM, but the storage (at 64GB) remains the same as that of the Camon 12.
However, both mobile phones can be ramped up in space with the aid of a dedicated microSD card slot.
The OS of choice is Android 9 Pie which has been adapted to the in-house HiOS 5.5. To round up, the 3500mAh battery is less impressive than the 4000 mAh we saw in the Camon 12. All would have expected that the more premium device will come with the bigger battery, but the total reverse is the case here.
Tecno Camon 12 Pro Price and Availability
Tecno Camon 12 Pro price in Nigeria ranges from 50,000 Naira to 60,000 Naira. Just like the basic Camon 12, the Pro version is also available in stores nationwide – as it has been from the time of release.
Tecno Camon 12 Pro Specs
Here are a few specs of the Tecno Camon 12 Pro:
- Platform:Android 9.0 (Pie); HIOS 5.5
- Processor: Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)
- Dimension:6 x 75.5 x 7.8 mm GPU:PowerVR GE8320
- Weight:161 g
- Memory:6GB RAM
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Colours: Dawn Blue
- Display:4 inch AMOLED Infinity-U Display, 720 x 1548 pixels (266 ppi), 20:9 Aspect Ratio
- Screen Protection:–
- Foldable Display: No
- Front Camera: 32MP Camera, Dual LED Flash, AI, AR
- Rear Camera:16MP + 8MP + 2MP Triple Camera
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, Quad-LED flash, panorama, HDR, AI, AR
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- Built-in Storage:64GB
- Memory Card Support:microSD (dedicated slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- USB Port: micro USB 2.0
- WLAN:Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- Bluetooth:Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: No
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- 5mm Jack: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Pedometer: No
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- Face Unlock:–
- SpO2: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Voice Control: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Under Display)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Stylus Pen: No
- Battery:3500 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery
- Standby Time:–
- Fast Charging: No
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:–
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation:–
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Document Editor: Yes
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes