TECNO unveils the Camon CX, its best ever selfie Camera Smartphone

We have all been waiting for the TECNO Camon CX, and it’s finally here. TECNO Mobile unveiled the device at an event held at Safari Park Hotel, in Nairobi.

Just like all the other devices in the Camon series, the Camon CX is a camera phone. TECNO Mobile says it has been designed specifically for young, independent smartphone users.

Over 5 million handsets in the Camon series have been sold globally since it was introduced in 2015. This, TECNO Mobile says has helped consumers experience high-quality selfie technology at the touch of the button.

“We are very excited to unveil the Camon CX, as our latest smartphone. The phenomenon of the selfie has in recent years taken over smartphone usage, and photo quality is important to not just younger consumers but increasingly wider age demographics. ‘’ Stephen Ha, General Manager of TECNO Mobile, said.

“We have made a conscious effort to adopt the latest technology to provide consumers with the highest quality mobile experience, something that is a top priority for TECNO Mobile,” he added.

The smartphone uses a smart image sensor composed of 16-megapixel sensors in the front camera, coupled with unique ‘4 in 1’ technology.

TECNO Camon CX. The device was launched today at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi.

The smartphone also includes features such as a customized ring flash, light speed charge and a 5.5-inch FHD (Full High Definition) screen, all allowing for ease of use on the go as well as the best quality images.   

“The launch of the Camon CX is the latest example of where TECNO Mobile provides quality products at affordable prices across many different markets. This device is particularly exciting for us as we tap into new technology, delivering consistent, superior image quality whilst still offering an easy-to-use device.’’ Beehong Hong, Transsion’s Chief Marketing Officer,  said. (TECNO Mobile is part of Transsion Holdings)

Beehong added that TECNO strives to maintain its position as the most popular smartphone provider in the African market by utilizing new technologies similar to the ones used on the Camon CX.  

Below are the specs for the two devices:

Tecno Camon CX

Display 5.5″ IPS Touchscreen
Resolution 1080*1920
Operating System Android TM 7.0
Processor 2.0 GHz  Octa-Core processor
SIM Dual Micro SIM
Memory 16GB ROM + 2GB RAM
Back Camera 16MP AF with Flash
Front Camera 16MP with Flash
Battery 3200mAh


Tecno Camon CX Air

Display 5.0″ IPS Touchscreen
Resolution 1280*720
Operating System Android TM 7.0
Processor 1.5 GHz Quad-Core
SIM Dual Micro SIM
Memory 16GB ROM + 2GB RAM
Back Camera 13MP AF with Flash
Front Camera 13MP with Flash
Battery 3000mAh

The Camon CX will be available in 41 countries across Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. The Camon CX will retail at Ksh.19,000 while the Camon CX Air will be Ksh.14,300.

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