You’ve probably heard of the term “Full-Display” or “Full-Screen” or even “Infinity-Display” before. All these are marketing terms to describe the new 18:9 aspect ratio that sheds off some bezels on smartphones in favour of more screen real-estate. TECNO just released their first smartphone that can brag of being modern and sort of futuristic.
The main highlight of the TECNO Camon CM is its display that is bound to attract some attention but there’s more on offer here:
- The display is a 5.7-inch HD IPS Panel is an 18:9 aspect ratio
- 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage
- 13MP front and selfie cameras
- 3000mAh battery
- Android 7.0 Nougat with HiOS 3.2 on top
- A fingerprint reader on the back
- 4G Ready
Below is an impressions video of the Camon CM:
For those who are data conscious, here’s a summary of what the video entails:
The elongated display of the CM looks good especially when watching YouTube videos. The minimized bezels let you enjoy having more screen to play with and less body to hold. I can’t help but wish that the Phantom 8 should have had such a display but better late than never.
Going to the design, Camon CM is suspiciously light. When I first held the device I thought it didn’t have a battery installed until I realized the phone is made out of polycarbonate plastic and thus the lightweight. The phone is also really easy to use in one hand.
Being a Camon lineup phone, the device packs quite an impressive smartphone 13MP shooter that delivers Instagram-ready images that are bound to get you the likes that you yearn for. The camera app has various shooting modes to aid in photography, such as beauty mode and Panorama mode.
The selfie shooter is also a 13MP lens and it does a good job at making you look flawless, especially with the beauty mode on.
The Camon CM comes running on Android 7.0 Nougat with HiOS 3.2 on top. The software does a good job of keeping things fairly fast despite the disappointing 2GB RAM on board. HiOS is still HiOS, and you’ll either love it or just tolerate it.
The TECNO Camon CM retails at 17,000 shillings and it is said to be replacing the older Camon CX-Air. With the new design of the Camon CM, we hope that all TECNO phones henceforth will adopt the new aspect ratio, moving us forward to a bezelless future.