TECNO Camon 12

TECNO Camon 12 Quick Specs: Android 9 Pie smartphone. Announced in September 2019, it features a 6.52-inch waterdrop IPS LCD display, Mediatek Helio P22 chipset, 16 MP selfie camera, 16MP triple AI camera, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal memory, and a 4000 mAh battery. 

Phone Status: Available. While the Camon 12 Air has a Dot-in Display, and the TECNO Camon 12 Pro sports an AMOLED display and in-display fingerprint reader, the Camon 12 proper features an LCD display with a waterdrop notch.

TECNO Camon 12 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: 165.97 x 75.8 x 8.2 mm
  • Weight: 171g
  • Display: 6.52 inches, 720 x 1600 pixels, 19:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD screen, with a waterdrop notch.
  • Colours: Dawn Blue. Dark Jade. Sky Cyan.
  • Physical Build: Polycarbonate.
TECNO Camon 12 specs and features
TECNO Camon 12 has a waterdrop LCD display

Internal Hardware Specs

  • Processor Type: 64-bit, 2.0GHz Octa-core, Cortex-A53
  • Processor Name: Mediatek Helio P22
  • Graphics Processor: IMG PowerVR GE8320.
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)

Photography, Video Recording

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

TECNO Camon 12 top and 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: Google Assistant.
  • 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: No.

Miscellaneous Specs and Features

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-Removable Lithium-Ion 4000 mAh
  • Battery Charging: 5V/1A Regular Charging
  • Reverse Charging: No.
  • Model Number: N/A

TECNO Camon 12 Price and Launch Date

  • Announced: September 5, 2019
  • Release Date: September 6, 2019
  • Country Availability: India. Nigeria. Pakistan. Kenya. Ghana. Egypt. Uganda. Tanzania.
  • Price: The recommended retail price of the Camon 12 is ₦47,500. That is about $135.

TECNO Camon 12 specs and features

Answers To Common Questions About TECNO Camon 12

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

Does TECNO Camon 12 have fingerprint?

The Camon 12 has a fingerprint scanner located at the back close to the camera.

Does Camon 12 support fast charging?

No; TECNO Camon 12 does not support any fast charging standard.

Does TECNO Camon 12 screen have Gorilla Glass protection?

No; TECNO Camon 12s display does not have Gorilla Glass protection.

Does TECNO Camon 12 support 4G LTE?

Yes; the Camon 12 is equipped with a 4G LTE radio in both SIM slots.

Does TECNO Camon 12 support Glo 4G?

We put a Glo 4G SIM card in our Camon 12 review unit and it connected to the 4G network for Internet usage. So, yes; Glo 4G works on the Camon 12.

Does TECNO Camon 12 have NFC?

No; the Camon 12 is equipped not equipped with NFC.

MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict

TECNO’s Camon 12 smartphone offers decent specs and features for the price and is bound to sell well. It has a beautiful shell as well, and is great for making a strong first impression as well.

What we have here is a phone that ticks the right boxes inside and out. If you are considering buying one, we do not see why you shouldn’t.

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 Review Rating

We are yet to review the TECNO Camon 12 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.

We got our hands on one already and have our Camon 12 hands-on and first impressions ready.

Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we can not guarantee that the specs and  information on this page about TECNO Camon 12 are 100% correct. If you think that any information for the current phone is wrong or missing, please contact us.

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5 comments

  1. I’m not really a Tecno fan but your review on this Camon 12 is kind of pushing me to get one, 😂 jokes apart, this device is real value for money. N47,500 with such features isn’t bad at all.

  2. The phone looks very appealing! ♥
    A colleague of mine bought his today. Though, he told me he got it for ₦40k. But seeing the suggested price of ₦47k here, I’m beginning to suspect he lied. Anyway, I guess it’s because he knew I hate people spending so much on phones, that’s why he lied. That aside, the phone is a beauty to behold, honestly!

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