Tecno Mobile, which is owned by China-based Transsion Holdings, has launched its latest smartphone, the Tecno Camon i, in India today. The newly unveiled Camon i is the first smartphone from the company which has an 18:9 display. The smartphone offers some entry-level specifications, and is being offered at a moderate pricing. It will go on sale early next month.
Tecno Camon i: Price, availability
The Tecno Camon i will be available in Champagne Gold, City Blue, and Midnight Black colour variants. It is priced at Rs. 8,999, and will go on sale through offline outlets starting the first week of February 2018. Given the pricing and specifications of the device, it will compete with the likes of the Redmi Note 4 in India.
Tecno Camon i: Features
The Tecno Camon i sports a 5.5-inch FullView screen with HD+ resolution (1280×720 pixels) and 2.5D curved glass. The screen has 18:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The device uses a MediaTek MT6737 processor with 1.3GHz quad-core and Mali-T720 GPU. It comes packed with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded through the microSD card slot. Sadly, the handset runs more than a year old Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with company’s own HiOS.
As far as its imaging goes, the phone features a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, and quad-LED flash. There’s a 13-megapixel shooter at the front as well, which is accompanied by an LED flash. Connectivity-wise, the Camon i offers dual-SIM card slot, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and a 3.5mm audio port. The whole package is powered by a 3050mAh battery.
Tecno Camon i: Specifications
- Display: 5.5-inch FullView 2.5D curved glass display, 720p HD+ resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- Processor: MediaTek’s 1.3GHz quad-core chipset with Mali-T720 GPU
- Software: Android 7.0 Nougat-based HiOS
- Memory: 3GB
- Storage: 32GB onboard memory, (expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB)
- Rear-facing Camera: 13-megapixel sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 5P lens, quad-LED flash
- Front-facing Camera: 13-megapixel sensor, f/2.0 aperture, LED flash
- Connectivity: Dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS (with A-GPS), 3.5mm headphone port
- Extras: Fingerprint Reader
- Battery: 3050mAh
Commenting on the launch, Gaurav Tikoo, Senior Vice President Marketing, TRANSSION India said:
The brand new Camon i has been meticulously designed keeping in mind the needs and wants of a millennial. Our extensive research revealed that Indian youth look for great cameras that can help them shoot at any time of the day, in any light condition. The “Magic in any light” positioning for our Camon i series resonates with this consumer requirement. The Full View display powered by Quad core processor again aligns itself to consumers’ love for large screens and a good processor for high-quality mobile browsing experience. We are a product focused company with an aim of being among top five smartphone brands in India by end of 2018. With key launches in every two months, we truly believe that Camon i will provide an unmatched smartphone experience to the consumer, besides keeping them wowed with the price tag that ensures a great value for money proposition.