Launched back in November 2018, the Camon 11 and the elder brother, the 11 Pro have been around touching ten months. Both device were announced with Mediatek Helio CPUs, 6.2-inch notch HD+ display, 3750mAh battery, dual rear cameras, Android 8.1 (Oreo), and upto 6GB RAM.
On the other hand, the Camon 12-series were announced in an event just yesterday. The announcement brought to us three different smartphones under a single moniker. They include the Camon 12, Camon 12 Pro and the Camon 12 Air. These are of course, the successors or last year’s Camon 11 and the 11 Pro.
Unlike the C11 and C11 Pro which has similar specifications, the C12, C12 Pro and the C12 Air are different not only in the physical looks but also in the internal specification. To fully understand the underlying difference between the trio device, I did a detailed comparison between the three smartphones, and you can click here to read it. But in this article, I’ll be pitching side by side, the standard Camon 12 vs the Camon 11.
Tecno Camon 12 vs Camon 11
|Camon 12||Camon 11|
|Display||6.52 inches IPS display U-shaped Notch||6.2 inches IPS Notch display|
|CPU||2.0GHz Octa-core Mediatek Helio P22||2.0GHz Quad-core Mediatek Helio A22|
|GPU||PowerVR GE8320 GPU||PowerVR GE8320 GPU|
|Storage||64 GB||32 GB|
|RAM||4 GB||3 GB|
|Main camera||16 + 8 + 2 MP (Quad-LED)||13 + 2 MP (Quad-LED)|
|Selfie camera||16 MP (Dual-LED)||16 MP (Dual-LED)|
|OS and UI||Android 9.0 (Pie) (HiOS v5.5)||Android 8.1 (Oreo) (HiOS v4.1)|
|Connectivity||2G/3G/4G LTE||2G/3G/4G LTE|
|Battery||4000 mAh Li-ion||3750 mAh Li-ion|
|Additional Features||Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)||Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)|
|Price||$129 (N47500)||$119 (N41500)|
Camon 12 vs Camon 11: The Winner is Obvious!
It is obvious that the C12 and C11 run on almost same CPU (Camon 11 Pro), but aside that, all other upper hands goes to the latest Camon 12, not to even mention the in-screen fingerprint scanner on the C12 Pro. One major let down of Tecno smartphones is their lack of software update. So except you wanna continue eating Oreo all day, else the C12 is the way forward, but you can always buy whatever you want.