Tecno has launched the Tecno Camon 18 Premier smartphone in Nigeria. The new Camon series will also have two other models such as the Camon 18 and Camon 18P. They are also expected to be announced in the coming days. Back to the Camon 18 Premier, it features a gimbal-stabilized 64-megapixel triple camera unit, a 120Hz AMOLED panel, dual-flash enabled front-facing camera, and a new Helio G-series chipset.
The Tecno Camon 18 Premier features a 6.7-inch AMOLED punch-hole panel that produces a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, 550nits brightness, and a 120Hz refresh rate. It also features an AGC glass on the back and it measures only 8.15mm in thickness.
Under the hood, the Camon 18 Premier is powered by a MediaTek Helio G96 chipset. It offers 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of built-in storage. The device houses a 4,750mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging. The company claims that it can gain 64 percent battery juice by charging it only for 30 minutes.
Placed on the front is a 32-megapixel selfie camera with dual-LED flash. The rear camera setup of the phone features a 64-megapixel main camera, a gimbal-stabilized 12-megapixel camera, and an 8-megapixel periscope zoom lens that carries support for 60x Hyper Zoom. The company relies on its Galileo algorithm engine to capture moon shots through its Moon Probe feature. It also offers other features like portrait video bokeh, night portrait video, and ultrawide videos.
The other features that are available on the Camon 18 Premier include dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, USB-C, and a 3.5mm audio jack. It is equipped with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The phone runs on Hi OS 8.0 based Android 11 OS.
Tecno Camon 18 Premier specifications
- 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
- 4G bands: LTE (unspecified)
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
- Announced: 2021, October 04
- Status: Exp. release 2021, October
- Dimensions: 163.8 x 75.9 x 8.2 mm (6.45 x 2.99 x 0.32 in)
- Weight: g
- Colors: Dusk Gray, Ceramic White, Iris purple
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: AMOLED, 120Hz, 550 nits (typ)
- Size: 6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~87.2% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)
- Android 11, HIOS 8.0
- Chipset: Mediatek Helio G96 (12 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G57 MC2
- Storage: 256GB 8GB RAM
- Memory Card slot: Unspecified
- Main Camera: Triple
- 64 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), PDAF
- 8 MP, f/3.5, 135mm (periscope telephoto), PDAF, 5x optical zoom
- 12 MP, (ultrawide), gimbal OIS
- Features: Quad-LED flash, panorama, HDR
- Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
- Selfie Camera: Single – 32 MP, (wide)
- Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Radio: FM Radio
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
- WLAN: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
- NFC: Yes
- USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity
- Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 4750 mAh, non-removable
Charging: Fast charging 33W, 64% in 30 min (advertised)
Tecno Camon 18 Premier price in Nigeria
The Camon 18 Premier comes in two color ways – Polar Night and Vast Sky. There is no word on the pricing and availability yet.