The Camon series is Tecno’s avenue to showcase what they can do when it comes to smartphone photography. Last year, the company released the Camon C9, which did pretty good with its camera. This year, Tecno is aiming to capture all the selfie addicts with the Camon CX, which features a centered 16MP front facing camera with a dual front facing flash.
At the back, Tecno retains the same 16 mega pixel camera as seen on the Camon C9 (at least the mega pixel count is the same but the sensor could be different). It also features a ring flash with four flashes embedded in it. The Camon CX is not only about the camera, although that is the main selling point.
The Camon CX is a well-built “aerospace-grade” aluminum alloy uni-body with a 5.6 mm thickness. At the front, there’s a 2.5D NEG glass (Nippon Electric Glass) covering the 5.5 inch Full HD IPS display. The device comes with 2GB RAM, 4G LTE and fast charging capabilities.
Alongside the Camon CX, Tecno also launched the Camon CX Air, a cheaper variant of the CX with the same camera optics, 2GB RAM, 5.5″ IPS HD display, and a slightly slower SoC (system on chip). The two devices come in a multiple variety of colors; Champagne Gold, Sky Gray, Elegant Blue and Rose Gold.
Below is a full list of the two device’s specifications:
Tecno Camon CX/CX Air Specifications
|Camon CX||Camon CX Air|
|Display||Type||IPS TFT||IPS TFT|
|Protection||2.5D water drop screen||2.5D water drop screen|
|Platform||Operating System||HiOS 2.0 on top of Android 7.0 Nougat||HiOS 2.0 on top of Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6750T||Mediatek MT6750T|
|CPU||Octa-Core Cortex A53,1.5GHz||Quad-Core Cortex A53, 1.25GHz|
|GPU||Mali T720||Mali T720|
|External||microSD, up to 128 GB||microSD, up to 128 GB|
|Network||Technology||4G LTE||4G LTE|
|SIM||Dual SIM||Dual SIM|
|Camera||Main||16MP with Quad Ring Flash, f/2.0, 77 degrees wide angle||13MP AF with dual flash|
|Front||16MP with dual front flash||13MP with dual flash|
|Battery||Size||3200 mAh with fast charging||3200 mAh with fast charging|
|Colors||Champagne Gold, Sky Gray, Elegant Blue and Rose Gold||Champagne Gold, Sky Gray, Elegant Blue and Rose Gold|
|Features||Fingerprint reader (rear-mounted)||Fingerprint reader (rear-mounted)|
Tecno have also bundled a customized plan for every Camon CX that you buy, with a 3 months insurance for broken screen, 24 hours fast repair and a 15 days exchange if it has a manufacturer fault at purchase.
The Camon CX will retail at $190 (about Ksh. 19,000) while the CX Air will retail at $143 (about Ksh.14,300) and will be available in 41 countries across Africa, the UAE and Latin America.