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Tecno Camon 12 Air

Tecno Camon 12 Air
$129.00
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Brand: Tecno
Category: Phones
  • Display: 6.55-inch 720 x 1520 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera: 16 + 5 + 2 MP Back / 8 MP front
  • Storage: 32/64 GB
  • RAM: 3/64 GB
  • CPU: Octa-core or Quad-core CPUs @2.0GHz
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); HiOS v5.5

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

9.2
  • Design, Built Quality 9 / 10
  • Display Quality 9 / 10
  • Camera Quality 9 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 9 / 10
  • OS and Usability 9 / 10
  • Battery Performance 10 / 10

Tecno Camon 12 Air brings back a forgotten memory, with an interesting display-O screen. The Camon series is not always got an ‘Air’ version. The first we saw was few years ago, when the company introduced the CX Air, alongside the Camon CX. Other Camon series since then had been without the ‘Air’ version except the just announced Camon 12-series, which is also the first time Tecno is launching 3 variants of it camon device Ina single launch event.

Tecno camon 12 Air specifications features and price

Now the most interesting part of the Camon 12 Air is the screen. The device does not only have a large 6.55-inch HD+ display, but came with a punch hole display, (Display-O) wherein the front facing camera is hidden. This means that the phone should have relatively compact body despite it large screen estate. The display uses IPS panel, with 720 x 1600 pixels resolution, and boast above 85% screen-to-body.

The device is available in two versions. The Asian version, powered by an Octa-core Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 CPU clocked at 2.0GHz, along with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, and the African version powered by a Quad-core Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 CPU at 2.0GHz with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, with PowerVR GE8320 GPU and storage expansion options on both sides

Tecno camon 12 air

On the camera department, the Camon 12 Air packs triple sensors at the back, a combination of 16M + 5MP + 2MP sensors, while leaving the selfie duties to be handle by single 8-megapixel sensors, hidden in the hole upfront.

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It also comes with a rear placed fingerprint scanner and support 4G LTE network on it dual card slots. Since this is a semi tablet, a 4000mAh battery is built in, to supply the device with current, while ensuring that users are not denied the latest Android 9.0 moniker, through Tecno’s own proprietary HiOS v5.5. Other key specifications and silent features of the Tecno Camon 12 Air are contained in the table below.

Tecno Camon 12 Air - Full Specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network Bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700)
5G Network Bands Does not have support for 5G Network
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection. Yes
EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection. Yes
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LAUNCH

Also Known As Alternative names for gadgets, as called in other markets or countries Tecno Camon 12 Air
Announced 2019, September
Status Available Release: 2019, September

BODY

Dimensions 166 x 75.8 x 8.2 mm (6.54 x 2.98 x 0.32 in)
Weight 170.7 g (6.03 oz)
Build Build refers to the built quality of the device Front/back glass, aluminum frame
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.55 inches, 100.2 cm2 (~84.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~263 ppi density)
Touch Screen Yes, up to 5 fingers
Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 (unconfirmed)
- 2.5D Curved Glass
- HiOS 5.5

PLATFORM

Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 9.0 (Pie)
- HiOS 5.5
Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 - Africa Version
Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 - Asian Version
CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Quad-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53) - Africa Version
Octa-core CPU (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 and 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53) - Asian Version
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. PowerVR GE8320

MEMORY

RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 3 GB RAM - African Version
4GB RAM - Asian Version
Storage Capacity 32 GB storage - Africa version
64 GB storage - Asian Version
Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes, up to 256 GB via microSD card (uses dedicated slot)
Phonebook Practically Unlimited
Call Record Practically Unlimited

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Triple Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) 16 + 5 + 2 megapixel main camera
Camera Features Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Sensor size - 1/2.8"
Pixel size - 1.12 μm
Phase detection
6-element lens
Secondary rear camera - 8 MP wide angle lense
Aperture size - f/2.2 (#2)
Third rear camera sensor - 2 MP depth of field lense
Video Resolution [email protected], [email protected]
LED Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) Yes, Quad-LED (Single-toned) flash
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SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 8-megapixel
Camera Features Face Beautification
HDR+
scene recognition
AI FaceID
Dual-LED
Video Resolution [email protected]
LED Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) Yes, Dual-LED
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SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Chin, below display
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack
Sound Enhancements Active Noise Cancelation with a dedicated mic

CONNECTIVITY

USB Micro USB 2.0, USB OTG
Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes
FM Radio Yes, with FM Radio

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
Fast Charging Yes
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No
Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 29 hours
Stand-by Up to 400 hours
Music Play Up to 52 hours
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OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Colors Aura Blue, Gradient Gray
Java Support Java for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications. No
Messages SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Games Yes, Downloadable from Google Play store
Additional Features - WMV/RV/MP4/3GP player
- MP3/WMA/WAV/RA/AAC/M4A player
- Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Push to talk
- Voice command/dial
- Organizer
Box Contents What is in the box, What is the box content, What accessories is in the box - Tecno Camon 12 Air
- Charging Brick
- USB cable
- User Manual
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Tecno Camon 12 Air - User opinions and reviews

15 COMMENTS

  1. I BOUGHT CAMON 12 AIR IN SLOT THOUGH THEY CHANGED IT, THE FRONT CAMERA WAS BAD APART FROM THAT THE PHONE IS VERY BAD. PLS DONT BUY IT BETTER GO FOR CAMON 12 AND SAVE UR SELF STRESS AND ANGER

  2. I just want to know, does the camon 12 air have an amoled screen or an lcd screen cos wat am seeing here is different from wat i saw elsewhere, nd does it always come with the transparent back cover nd a glass screen protector?.

  3. Please I want to know what causes this camon 12 air to stop responding to commands????,,that is something normally appears on it as “no command for about 30 minutes.
    Plz help me solve it

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