Tecno Unveils the Camon X and Camon X pro, introduces the F Series

We previously told you that Tecno was planning to unveil to unveil its next device in the Camon series. Well, they finally did it by unveiling the Tecno Camon X and Camon X Pro and a new smartphone series called the F series. at its 2018 Global Spring launch in Lagos, Nigeria.

The Tecno Camon X Pro is the first 24MP selfie camera smartphone With a dual ISP image processor while the Camon X features a 20 MP selfie camera. Both devices debut a new Face ID technology that can be used to unlock the phone when lighting up the screen. By grasping the face information, the Face ID has 50ms recognition rate and is more functional that the fingerprint identification feature. 

Speaking during the launch, Andy YAN, Vice President of Transsion Holdings reiterated the Tecno’s innovative culture from its formative years till date. He dissected the challenges of emerging markets, their realities and TECNO’s commitment to continually rollout innovative products that are very competitive and accessible to the end users. “At TECNO, we do not adopt a one-size-fits-all approach in developing our products. We take insights from our consumers’ habits, preferences and needs to develop the next groundbreaking product that fits perfectly into their lifestyle and consequently displaces the competition”.

According to a recent report released by International Data Corporation (IDC) Transsion Holdings with its Tecno, Infinix, and Itel brand continue to lead the smartphone category in Q4 2017 with 30.4% share in Africa.  Stephen HA, Managing Director of TECNO Mobile, says. “in fact, our insights about these markets inform our creativity and define our competitive edge.”

Commenting on the Camon X Pro, Philex MENG, CMO of TECNO Mobile said the latest CAMON duos are designed to deliver unimaginable precision and appeal to the consumer – a proposition the company is proud of.

Below are the specs.

  Camon X Camon X Pro
Display 6.0 inch 6.0 inch
Screen Resolution 720 x 1440 Pixels 2160 x 1080 Pixels
Screen Resolution Density 268 PPI 400 PPI
Operating System: Android 8.1 + HiOS 3.3 OS Android 8.1 + HiOS 3.3 OS
CPU 2.0 GHz Octa-core 2.0 GHz Octa-core
Internal Memory 16GB 64GB
Micro SD Yes, Up to 64GB
Rear Camera: 16 MP 16MP
Selfie Camera 20 MP 24MP
LED Flash Yes (Ring Flash)
Graphics Processor ARM Mali-G71 MP2 GPU ARM Mali-G71 MP2 GPU
Battery 3750mAh 3750mAh

Tecno F Series

As we mentioned, TECNO Mobile also unveiled a new smartphone series called the F Series. It introduced the first three devices in this series, the F1, F2 and the F3. The full display IPS Touchscreen devices feature a 2MP front cameras for F1 and F2, and 5MP front cameras for POP1 (F3).  

Tecno’s F series are powered by Android™ Oreo™ (Go Edition) which is optimized to offer consumers a number of benefits including a smooth and fast experience tailored to devices with 1GB of RAM or less, new and reimagined Google apps for entry-level smartphones including GoogleTM Go, YouTube Go, and the Google Assistant for Android (Go edition) and an enhanced data efficiency.

The F Series will ship in early-April to Nigeria and The CAMON X series will ship in mid-April to mobile phone markets across the world. Prices will be based on the local market rates.

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