The Camon TECNO Mobile range of smartphones are a range focused on low light photography and selfies. As such, their key strength is pushing innovation in affordable camera phones.
The first in the series, the Camon C8, was launched in 2015.
About TECNO Mobile
TECNO Mobile was founded in 2006. But it was not until 2007 that the a Chinese mobile phone company introduced the distinguishing feature that catapulted it on to the world stage: dual SIM functionality. TECNO was convinced that dual-SIM smartphones were the future. History has proved them right.
TECNO Mobile originally operated in Asia, but pivoted in 2008 to strictly service Africa. This was after a wide market research revealed that Africa was the most profitable region for them to invest in (source).
Along with other mobile brands under its parent company, Transsion Holdings, TECNO has become a huge success on the continent. Transsion’s brands (TECNO, itel, Infinix) altogether now have a 40% mobile marketshare in Africa.
In 2014, Transsion Holdings, began an expansion into other emerging markets. And so, Camon TECNO Mobile began to re-expand in Asia. They made a push into the Middle East and Latin America as well.
In 2017, Transsion Holdings went into a joint venture with Spice, an Indian mobile manufacturer, to catalyse its Indian operations.
The History of Camon TECNO Mobile phones
The Camon C8 has since been followed by a long list of other Camon phones that include the following:
- TECNO Camon C5,
- TECNO Camon C9,
- C9 Pro,
- TECNO Camon C7,
- TECNO Camon CX,
- CX Air,
- CX Manchester City Limited Edition,
- TECNO Camon X,
- X Pro, and
- TECNO Camon CM, the first in the series with an edge-to-edge display.
i for India: Camon TECNO Mobile in India
In 2018, TECNO Mobile began to launch a set of Camon smartphones for the Indian smartphone market. You will not find these particular Camon phones outside of the country.
The first of the range, TECNO Camon i, was a variant of the Camon CM. But while the CM has 2 GB RAM and 16 GB, it was released with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory.
Other Camon i smartphones have followed the original model. Below is a list of those that have been released so far.
Camon TECNO mobile phones have become quite popular across the world. In India, the situation is no different. Camon phones are not in the class of the greatest cameraphones around, but they are among the best cameraphones in the budget smartphone market.