TECNO Camon 12 Air

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TECNO Camon 12 Air Quick Specs: Android 9 Pie smartphone. Announced in September 2019, it features a 6.55-inch punch hole display, Mediatek Helio A22 chipset, 8 MP selfie camera, triple AI camera, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory, and a 4000 mAh battery. 

Phone Status: Official. This is TECNO’s first smartphone with a punch hole display, which the company calls a Dot-in Display. See TECNO Camon 12 specifications and TECNO Camon 12 Pro specifications.

TECNO Camon 12 Air Specs and Features

Wireless Network and Software

  • 2G mobile network bands: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
  • 3G mobile network bands: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G mobile network bands: LTE bands 1(2100) / 3(1800) / 4(1700/2100) / 5(850) / 7(2600) / 8(900) / 20(800) / 38(2600) / 40(2300)
  • 5G mobile network bands: No.
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, Dual SIM
  • Software / OS: Android 9 Pie + HiOS 5.5

Design, Form Factor, Appearance

  • Dimensions: 158.5 x 75.3 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 164g
  • Display: 6.55 inches, 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD curved glass, punch hole (Dot-in) display.
  • Colours: Blue Gradient. Tarnish.
  • Physical Build: Polycarbonate.
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TECNO Camon 12 Air specs and features

Internal Hardware Specs

  • Processor Type: 64-bit, 2.0 GHz Octa-core, Cortex-A53
  • Processor Name: Mediatek Helio A22
  • Graphics Processor:  IMG PowerVR GE8320.
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)

Photography, Video Recording

  • Rear Camera: 16 + 5 + 2 MP triple AI camera, quad LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording
  • Front-facing Camera: 8 MP, f2.0 Aperture, AI Face Recognition, 1080p@30fps video capture.

TECNO Camon 12 Air cameras

Audio, Video Playback

  • Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
  • Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Loudspeaker: Mono speakers
  • Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: Yes.

Sensors

  • Digital Compass: Yes.
  • Accelerometer: Yes.
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes.
  • Ambient Light Sensor: Yes.
  • Barometer: No.
  • Pedometer: No.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No.
  • Gyroscope (G-Sensor): Yes.
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes; rear-mounted.
  • Face Unlock: Yes.
  • Iris Scanner: No.
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No.
  • Voice Control: No.
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: No.
  • Infra-red Sensor: No.

Connectivity Options

  • Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • USB: microUSB v2.0; USB-OTG
  • NFC:

Miscellaneous Specs and Features

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-Removable Lithium-Ion 4000 mAh
  • Battery Charging: 5V/2A Regular Charging
  • Reverse Charging: No.
  • Model Number: N/A

TECNO Camon 12 Air Price and Launch Date

  • Announced: September 5, 2019
  • Release Date: Sepetember 2019
  • Country Availability: India. Nigeria. Pakistan. Kenya. Ghana. Egypt. Uganda. Tanzania. Senegal.
  • Price: $128. 42,500 in Nigeria. 83 900 FCFA in Senegal. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about TECNO Camon 12 Air.

Is TECNO Camon 12 Air a 4G phone?

Yes; the Camon 12 Air is a 4G LTE phone.

Does TECNO Camon 12 Air have a fingerprint scanner?

Yes; Camon 12 Air has a fingerprint reader.

Does TECNO Camon 12 Air have Gorilla Glass?

No; the Camon 12 Air does not have Gorilla Glass protection on its screen.

Does TECNO Camon 12 Air have quick charging?

No; the Camon 12 Air does not have quick charging technology.

Will TECNO Camon 12 Air work in USA?

Camon 12 Air has limited network support across various US carriers like AT&T, Verizon, Metro PCS, Sprint, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, H2O Wireless, Ting, US Cellular, and Google Project Fi. What this means that some bands are supported, while others are not. You will have to make enquiries from your carrier to know what bands/frequencies are supported on them.

What is the price of TECNO Camon 12 Air in Nigeria?

Camon 12 Air was introduced in Nigeria with a selling price of 42,500. It can be purchased from retail stores in cities across the country, as well as from online stores like Slot, Jumia, Konga, among others.

What is the price of TECNO Camon 12 Air in Senegal?

Camon 12 Air sells for about 84 000 FCFA in Senegal. It can be purchased from retail stores in markets across the country, as well as on e-commerce stores like Jumia, Expat-Dakar, and Coin Afrique.

MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict

We like what TECNO Mobile has pulled off with the CAMON 12 Air: a statement that says certain features do not have to be high-end phone exclusive. And by that, we are referring to the punch hole in the display, which TECNO Mobile has branded Dot-In Display.

In case you are wondering what a punch hole display is, it is a display in which the selfie camera is located a hole that is cutout in the display, instead of in a notch. If you look at the front image of the phone, you will see a hole in the top left corner of the display. That’s a punch hole or Dot-In, if we go by TECNO’s branding.

The TECNO Camon 12 Air is the brand’s first smartphone with a punch hole in the display – and it is intriguing to see it on a budget smartphone.

Besides that, the rest of the specifications appear to be decent. We believe that TECNO Mobile will make a killing from the Camon 12 Air.

Thinking of getting one? We think you should, if only for the cool factor.

Our Buyer’s Guide Verdict is recommendation that we make based on our evaluation the specs of the device. It is a general guide designed to help you understand how much value a smartphone offers for its price. It is not a stamp of quality assessment or an endorsement of the device or of the manufacturers. Be sure to ask questions and use your judgement when buying any device, as MobilityArena may not be held responsible for your buying decisions.

TECNO Camon 12 Air Review Rating

We are yet to review the TECNO Camon 12 Air and so do not have a review rating for it yet. This section will be updated with our review rating and a link to the review page, as soon as we have a review ready.

Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we can not guarantee that the specs and  information on this page about the TECNO Spark 4 are 100% correct. If you think that any information for the current phone is wrong or missing, please contact us.

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6 comments

  1. What is punch hole display?
    Competition keeps pressing phone price down.
    At 6.5′ display.. That’s huge haba..
    Overall, it’s a nice..

    1. Hi Zion,

      A punch hole display is a display in which the selfie camera is located a hole that is cutout in the display, instead of in a notch. If you look at the front image of the phone, you will see a hole in the top left corner of the display.

  2. The major selling point of this is the punch-hole display. Every other thing could be found in other brands as well. This, is making the whole thing – releasing new phones every now and then, a bit boring. And this is why brands like Samsung always stand out in the game. Anyway, let’s wait for the launching day sha.

  3. This is not bad, Tecno is good in making big screen phones and big batteries, these are the two selling point for them.

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