Tecno Mobility is back with a follow-up smartphone dubbed the Tecno Camon 16 Premier, which comes in as Tecno’s first true mid-range smartphone. This is coming less than a year after the birth of the Tecno Camon 15 Premier. It packs in a set of improved cameras, alongside a spec sheet that is very similar to what we have on the Infinix Zero 8.
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Tecno Camon 16 Premier Key Specs and Features
- 6.9-inch IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2460 Pixels, (374 PPI )
- Android 10.0; HIOS 7.0
- Octa-Core MediaTek Helio G90T Processor (12nm)
- 8GB RAM
- 128GB Built-in Storage, with Micro-SD Support
- Fingerprint Sensor (Side Mounted)
- 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Quad Camera
- 48MP + 8MP Dual Selfie Camera
- Fast Charging (33W Capacity)
- 4500 mAh Non-Removable Battery
Design and Display
Taking a peek at the image of the Tecno Camon 16 Premier, and all I could say is “Classy.” Tecno made efforts in the redesign of this modern smart device, which will appeal to tech enthusiasts who weren’t totally satisfied with the design of the Camon 16 Premier, its predecessor.
This new Tecno Camon 16 Premier chassis design features a square camera module on the rear, home to its quad cameras system and an LED flash. You will also find the Tecno and Camon branding on the back indicating its a Tecno smartphone.
Tecno ditched the rear-mounted capacitive fingerprint sensor, moved it to the side, making it a side mounted fingerprint sensor.
Some of the things Tecno decided to dump, Tecno also ditched the motorized pop-up selfie camera we saw on the Camon 15 premier and went for a camera cut-out on the display instead.
Now for the display, the Tecno Camon 16 Premier features a 6.9-inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2460 Pixels, a density of 374 PPI.
The selling point of the display numbers is its 90Hz refresh rate, which promises smoother deployment of UI elements and improved gaming performance.
For reasons best known to Techno Mobility, the color options are a bit restricted on this smartphone, Camon lovers will have to settle for just one color, as it comes only in Glacier silver.
The camera module on the Tecno Camon series is one of the most anticipated feature, due to what we gotten so far from previous Tecno Camon smartphones.
This year, Tecno Camon 16 Premier is offering enthusiasts a camera combo that comfortably competes with that of some of the top players in the mid-range market.
The Tecno Camon 16 Premier features a quad-camera setup on the rear that comprises of a 64MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.9, an 8MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.3, a 2MP dedicated video camera with an aperture of f/2.4, and a 2MP depth camera.
This camera combo is capable of shooting videos capped at 4K@30fps. It also offers video recording at 1080p@30fps and 720p@960fps.
Selfies are manned by a dual front camera setup, which is the first of its kind in the history of the Tecno Camon series. This dual-camera setup comprises of a 48MP primary camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and an 8MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.2.
This setup is capable of recording videos capped at 1080p @ 30fps. It is also supported by an LED flash system for brighter results.
Hardware and Software
The Tecno Camon 16 Premier doesn’t just stand as Tecno’s top of the line camera smartphone, but also as the most powerful smartphone we have ever seen from Tecno. A true mid-range smartphone, something that is a bit because it’s not coming from the phantom series.
Onboard is an Octa-core MediaTek Helio G90T processor, which is the same as what we got on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro, Infinix Hot 10 and a host of others. It features a Mali-G76 MC4 GPU, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and a non-removable 4500mAh battery.
The cherry on top of this pie is the 33W fast charge mechanism, which promise to give a 70% charge in 30 mins.
In terms of software, Tecno Camon 16 Premier got the HiOS 7 user interface running on the Android 10 operating system.
Other features of the Tecno Camon 16 Premier includes a USB Type-c port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 5.0, and a dual-band WiFi system.
The Internet connection here is capped at 4G, which means enthusiasts won’t get the luxury of 5G speeds.
Tecno Camon 16 Premier Price and Availability
The Price of the Tecno Camon 16 Premier is around $302, which translates to 115,800 Naira in Nigeria, 1,746 GHC in Ghana, and 32,747 KHS in Kenya.
The Tecno Camon 16 Premier was announced on the 4th of September and is available for purchase later in all leading Mobile Phone shops from 15th September 2020
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Tecno Camon 16 Premier Specs
Here are a few specs of the Tecno Camon 16 Premier:
Tecno Camon 16 Premier Specifications
|Model||Camon 16 Premier|
|Release Date||2020, September|
|Dimensions||170.61mm x 77.18mm x 9.1 mm|
|Weight||205 g (7.23 oz)|
|SIMs||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Water & Dust||–|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolutions||1080 x 2460 Pixels, HDR10+, 90Hz Refresh Rate|
|PPI||374 PPI density|
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100|
|4G||1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/11.5 Mbps, LTE-A|
|Rear||64MP (Primary) f/1.9 + 8MP (Ultrawide) f/2.3 + 2MP (Dedicated Video Camera) f/2.4 + 2MP (Dedicated Video Camera)|
|Features||Penta-LED flash, panorama, HDR, 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS|
|Front Dual||48MP (Primary) f/2.2 + 8MP (Ultrawide) f/2.2 Camera|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6785 Helio G90T (12 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|Card Slot||microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|Fast Charging||Fast Charging 33W|
|Sound||3.5mm Audio Jack|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|Wi Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|