Tecno Camon 16 Premier
Nigeria, as a country, has a fertile market for most Tech products and brands due to its huge population. As a result, she was dubbed the “Giant of Africa.” Well, her current state makes that tag questionable. That’s a debate for another day!
Back to the main bone of contention, we are checking out of the most popular tech brand in the country, and one of their latest product respectively. To be precise, I’m talking about Tecno Camon 16 Premier which was released by Tecno brand in March 2021.
One would agree with me that Tecno is a popular choice for most Nigerians when it comes to mobile phones and gadgets. Due to their products’ affordability, Tecno is an household name in most parts of Africa, not only Nigeria. This time around, Tecno came back with a follow-up smartphone, the Tecno Camon 16 Premier, less than a year after releasing the Tecno Camon 15 Premier.
The Tecno Camon 16 Premier is Tecno’s first true mid-range smartphone. It comes with a wide range of upgraded sensors, as well as a spec sheet that looks quite similar to the Infinix Zero 8. Now, let’s take a look at the main specifications of Tecno Camon 16 Premier.
Tecno Camon 16 Premier Specifications and Key Features
• 6.9-inch IPS LCD Display with a resolution of 1080 x 2460 pixels (374 PPI).
• HIOS 7.0 Octa-Core; Android 10.0 Processor MediaTek Helio G90T (12nm).
• 8GB RAM; 128GB Internal Storage, with MicroSD Card Support.
• Sensor for Fingerprints (Side Mounted).
• Quad camera with 64 megapixels, 8 megapixels, 2 megapixels, and 2 megapixels respectively.
• Fast Charging.
• 48MP + 8MP Dual Selfie Camera.
• Non-removable 4500 mAh battery
Screen Display and Design
When I look at the picture of the Tecno Camon 16 Premier, I think to myself, “The difference is obvious.” Tecno put effort into the redesign, which would cater to fans who were dissatisfied with the predecessor’s design.
This latest chassis concept includes a square camera module with quad cameras7 and an LED flash on the back. The Tecno and Camon branding can also be seen on the back, showing that this is a Tecno smartphone.
The clause that shifted the capacitive fingerprint sensor to the side, making it a sound mounted fingerprint sensor, saw Tecno destroy the rear-mounted capacitive fingerprint sensor.
Tecno also ditched the motorized pop-up selfie camera we saw on the Camon 15 premiere in favor of a camera cut-out on the show.
The Tecno Camon 16 Premier comes with a 6.9-inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2460 pixels and a density of 374 pixels per inch.
The display’s signature feature is its 90Hz refresh rate, which promises smoother UI element deployment.
This smartphone’s color choices are limited; enthusiasts will have to choose between Glacier silver and a single other color.
The Camera Design
Due to our experiences of previous Tecno Camon smartphones, the camera department on smartphones from the Tecno Camon series is without a doubt the most awaited feature.
This year, Tecno is offering enthusiasts a camera combo that can easily compete with some of the mid-range market’s top players. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro is a top contender.
A 64MP main camera with an aperture of f/1.9, an 8MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.3, a 2MP dedicated video camera with an aperture of f/2.4, and a 2MP depth camera make up the Tecno Camon 16 Premier’s quad rear camera configuration.
This camera set will capture videos at a maximum resolution of 4K@30fps. It can also capture video in 1080p@30fps and 720p@960fps.
A dual front camera rig, which is the first of its kind in the Tecno Camon series, is in charge of selfies. A 48MP main camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and an 8MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.2 make up this dual-camera configuration.
This setup can capture videos at a maximum resolution of 1080p at 30 frames per second. For brighter output, it is also equipped with an LED flash system.
The Hardware and software Configurations
The Tecno Camon 16 Premier shines not only as Tecno’s top-of-the-line camera smartphone, but also as the most powerful smartphone Tecno has ever made, a true mid-range, which sounds strange because it isn’t from the phantom series.
An octa-core MediaTek Helio G90T processor is onboard, which is the same as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro. A Mali-G76 MC4 GPU, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and a non-removable 4500mAh battery are all included.
The cherry on top is a 33W quick charge mechanism that claims a 70% charge in 30 minutes.
We have the HiOS 7 user interface running on the Android 10 operating system on the software side.
Internet & Connectivity
A USB Type-c port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 5.0, and a dual-band WiFi system are all included on the Tecno Camon 16 Premier.
Since the Internet access here is limited to 4G, enthusiasts would not be able to enjoy the benefits of 5G speeds.
Tecno Camon 16 Price & Availability
In Nigeria, the Tecno Camon 16 Premier costs about 119,500 Naira. In Ghana, the smartphone costs around 1,700 GHC, while in Kenya, it costs around 28,999 KSh.
The Tecno Camon 16 Premier was revealed on September 4th 2020 and became readily available for purchase in Nigeria by October 2020. You can buy it from any phone store in Nigeria at the moment.
As we all know that the performance and stability of Tecno products is obviously inferior to brands like Samsung, Apple and other luxury mobile phone brands, their product improvement and development cannot be overlooked or underrated. With the giant strides they are taking lately, Tecno is on their way to becoming a formidable force in the mobile and tech world.
The Tecno Camon 16 Premier phone will be a perfect choice of gadget for savvy people who doesn’t have enough funds to purchase the luxury phones. With a wide screen design, a very strong RAM, 128GB internal storage.
In addition, don’t forget the camera qualities and the fact that the phone comes along with the fast-charge functionality. Wow! You can afford to get the phone of your dreams with less than N120,000. Tecno Camon 16 Premier rocks!