Everything we know about the TECNO Camon X and 4 other phones announced yesterday

During its Global Spring Launch event held in Lagos, Nigeria yesterday, TECNO Mobile announced five new smartphones — The TECNO Camon X, TECNO Camon XPro, TECNO F1, TECNO F2 and TECNO POP1.

 

Here’s what we know so far about them.

TECNO Camon X and XPro: All about the selfie game

Not to be confused with the Camon CX series, the new TECNO Camon X series was obviously built with selfie addicts in mind. I mean, why else would anyone put a 24 megapixel front camera on a smartphone?

According to Philex Meng, Chief Marketing Officer TECNO Mobile, it goes even beyond the megapixels.

Standout selfie camera features

  • “4-in-1” mode — utilises 4 different small cells to balance colour, lighting and combines them into one picture
  • Bokeh effect mode to place more focus on your face than the background
  • Intelligent adjustable flashlight
  • “AI-powered” selfie beautification
  • 3-HDR mode for portrait and group selfies.

Specs and other features

Similarities
  • Android 8.1 Oreo, layered with HiOS V3.3
  • 16MP rear camera with ring flash and “super pixels”
  • 3750 mAh battery
  • 2.0GHz Octa-core processor, Mediatek Helio P23 processor
  • Face ID and fingerprint security available
Differences
  • 20MP selfie camera (Camon X) or 24MP (Camon XPro), both with large f/2.2aperture
  • 6-inch, 18:9 display — 1440 x 720 HD (Camon X) / 2160 x 1080 Full HD (Camon XPro)
  • 16GB internal, 3GB RAM and 64GB internal and 4GB RAM on the Camon X and Camon XPro respectively

Pricing

Yet to be announced

TECNO F series: Go-power!

TECNO also announced the F series — TECNO F1, TECNO F2 and TECNO POP(aka F3) — as their new entry level models, which leverage the Android Oreo (Go edition).

The Android Oreo (Go edition) was developed specifically for entry-level smartphones and comes pre-installed with stripped down, ‘offline-first’ versions of popular Google apps such as YouTube Go, Gmail Go and other “Gos”.

Needless to say, the F series is targeted primarily at first-timers so, don’t expect all the bells and whistles of a mid to high end smartphone.

Specs

  • Android Oreo (Go edition)
  • 5.7-inch, 18:9 display
  • 8MP rear camera
  • 2MP selfie camera (5MP for the POP1)
  • 1.3GHz quad-core MT6735 processor
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage
  • Fingerprint sensor (surprise!)

Pricing

Ranging from ₦27,000 to ₦35,000 (unconfirmed).

All the new smartphones go on sale this April.

source: techpoint.ng

Leave a comment