TECNO has released the Camon 16 Premier in an online event that was aired last night.
The company has been teasing the device in the last couple of days, and we are glad it is here, both in person at our office and in online shops such as Jumia.
The main features of the Camon line have always been centred around camera performance and battery life, and the Camon 16 Premier delivers.
It brings six cameras to the table: two at the front and punched in the display and four at the back in a square camera module.
The main sensor at the rear consists of a 64 MP main shooter, alongside an 8 MP, and two 2MP sensors. TECNO does not say what the cameras do in detail, but we suspect there is a wide-angle lens here, a macro one as well as a depth sensor.
The front, as said, has dual snappers: a 48 MP main sensor that is also complemented by an 8 MP wide-angle lens.
These are very many cameras on a phone, and it is the first time the company has gone hard on photography for a Camon device.
TECNO has thrown in tons of camera features this time around too to showcase the excellency of the lenses. Most of them are software-based with many mentions of AI photography. We are not going to detail every other catchphrase TECNO uses here, but we will go out of our way to test them and give your details about the device’s camera performance in the coming days.
Other specs are equally impressive:
The display has grown to 6.9 inches, which makes it the biggest of any phone out there. It is a FHD+ screen, but this time it refreshes at 90 Hz. Whether the extra smoothness is something you will notice entirely depends on you, but I am seeing faster animations and overall silkiness. Maybe it will grow on me.
The battery is a humongous 4500 mAh cell. That’s not all because the device now supports 33W charging, meaning it fills up to 70 per cent in 30 minutes.
The entire package is powered by an MTK G90T CPU and a Mali G76 GPU.
Your media will have plenty of room to reside at (128 GB), and so is the random access memory at 8 GB to keep as many apps running as possible.
Of course, we expected these developments because the Camon 15 Premier was released a couple of months ago, hence the 16 Premier has no choice but to deliver and make sense of its release to sway in new users, or entice 15 Premier holders to upgrade.
The TECNO Camon 16 Premier costs KES 28500 (KES 1500 more than Camon 15 Premier launch price). It is available on Jumia from today, and a purchase from the e-commerce site will see you get free wireless earbuds.
We are testing the device for the moment, and a hands-on piece is coming to you in no time.