Tecno Mobile officially launched the latest addition to the Camon series dubbed “Camon CM” in Ikeja Lagos on the 9th of January, 2018. Here we have the detailed specifications and features of the phone.
Features of Tecno Camon CM
Display & Design
Tecno Camon CM is the first from Tecno Mobile to feature the 18:9 aspect ratio (FullView or Bezelless Display). The main advantage of of this type of phone display is that it makes the smartphone look classy and beautiful. There are little or no Bezels at the top, bottom and sides of the screen. Well, the screen size is 5.7 and the resolution stands at 720 X 1440 pixels.
The Camon CM boasts a slim and elegant body design with its total thickness measuring at about 7.75 mm. It’s unfortunate the body is made of plastic, not Metal.
The device built on the MediaTek MT6737 chipset which clocks at 1.3 GHz. In terms of memory, the Camon CM has 2GB RAM, though not perfect but it’s okay and just decent. It won’t lag unnecessarily and you can perform basic multitasking with it. Don’t be surprised if tecno bumps up a 3GB RAM version of the Camon CM soon. Well, for the inbuilt read only memory, it uses 16GB ROM. There is also option to expand it via an external SDcard.
Here comes another drawback. I was expecting Tecno to bring Android 8 Oreo here but unfortunately, they decided to stick with the older Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with HiOS 2.0 from TECNO Mobile on top. All the same, the HiOS will help in bringing the best out of the Nougat software as it is a highly customized the Android operating system with more optimized and sleeker user interface.
One thing that is synonymous to Tecno Camon series is a sharp camera. Though I also expected a better battery specs here but 13MP is not a bad option when you consider it’s a budget smartphone. Having said that, the device features 13MP front and 13MP rear cameras.
Well, this device is a universal phone with support for some of the popular 4G bands in India, China, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa etc. Of course, it supports 2G, 3G and 4G network. You can check the specs sheet below to see the specific bands available.
Oh no. Tecno why? People are expecting something better than this naa. Why welcoming us to a new year with such battery? Did we tell you that the power situation in Nigeria and other African countries has improved? You should understand that battery capacity is one of the factors people consider these days when buying a smartphone. You should have at least made it 4000mAh.
People are really sad about the battery on Tecno CM because it’s poor. Let me just say it.
Availability and Pricing
The Camon CM is officially available in Nigeria at 3C HUB and the price is N47,000 (Naira). In coming days, you will get this phone from other accredited smartphone shops around you. Also it should appear on Jumia and Konga pretty soon so you can comfortably place an order for the phone and pay on delivery (though some online stores has discontinued payment on delivery).
Tecno Camon CM Specifications Sheet (Full Specs)
- Dimensions: 152.5 x 71.7 x 5.6 mm
- Weight: g
- Display: 5.7 inches, 720 X 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio, IPS LCD display
- Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity
- Build: Plastic
- Colours: Black. White.
- 2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 900 / 1800 MHz
- 3G: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 900 / 2100 MHz
- 4G: LTE Frequency Bands 3(1800) / 7(2600) / 20(800) / 28(700) / 40(2300)
- SIM Type: Dual Micro-SIM
- Bluetooth: v4.2
- WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
- GPS: Yes
- USB: microUSB v2.0
- OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
- Processor Type: 64-bit Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
- Processor Name: MediaTek MT6737
- Graphics Processor: ARM Mali-T760
- RAM: 2GB
- Internal Storage: 16GB
- External Storage: microSD, up to 128GB
- Back camera: 13 megapixels, f/2.0 aperture, auto-focus, Quad-LED flash
- Video recording: 1080p @ 30fps
- Front camera: 13 megapixels, f/2.0 aperture, LED flash
- Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- Loudspeaker: Mono
- Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Capacity: 3000mAh
- Type: Li-Ion
- Announced: January 9, 2018
- Availability: January 15, 2018
- Smartphone Price: NGN47,000
There was so much hype before the launch of this phone both from Tecno Mobile as a company and from Bloggers but the hypes faded gradually after the official specs were unveiled because it wasn’t what fans expected.
Though the price of the phone is okay and affordable for most people unlike that of camon CX that costs above N70,000. So you may be right to say the price justifies the specs. What do you think?