TECNO has launched the Camon 16 in India.
The device is part of the trio comprising the Camon 16 Premier that we have already assessed in a review and the Camon 16 Pro that we are yet to see in any other market.
The ordinary Camon 16 is the cheapest of the series. Its specs have since been released, and they admirable for the price.
Right off the bat, the Camon 16 is powered by an MTK chip, precisely the G70.
It boots Android 10 and HiOS 7.0 with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.
The memory department is half as much as the Camon 16 Premier that boasts of 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. However, it should be noted that the Premier costs KES 28500, whereas the Camon 16 is expected to cost KES 15000 or thereabouts.
Other important specs include the display, which is a 6.8-inch screen at HD+. The selfie cam is punched on the top left side of the screen – but this is a single 16 MP snapper compared to the dual, 48+8 MP combo in the Premier.
The front camera is said to be capable of 2K video recording, and can do video with a blurred background.
The main camera has four sensors that are arranged in the same manner as the Premier. There is a 64 MP main shooter, complemented by three 2 MP sensors for macro, depth sensing and AI information gathering.
The fingerprint sensor is positioned on the rear plate under the camera module, unlike the Premier that has it embedded in the power button on the side.
There are a ton of AI-supported shooting modes in the camera department, most of which are there for making a statement rather than being useful to the general user.
Lastly, and of course, the Camon 16 has a big 5000 mAh juicer with support for fast-charging at 18W, which is way less than the 33W system for the Premier. There is no USB Type-C here too.
When in it launches here, we expect it to sell for about KES 15K or slightly more.