They say good things come in threes; the TECNO Camon 12 Air, Camon 12 and the Camon 12 Pro. TECNO looks to have adopted a release of three versions for its recent smartphones with the introduction of the Camon 12 Air.
The Camon 12 Air is the stripped-down version of the other Camon 12 devices and surprisingly is the first TECNO device with a punch-hole display.
TECNO Camon 12 Air Key Specifications
- 6.5” IPS LCD display (720*1600 resolution)
- 16MP + 5MP + 2MP Rear AI Camera
- 8MP Selfie camera
- 4000mAh Battery
- MediaTek Helio A22 Quad-core 2.0 GHz
- 32GB ROM + 3GB RAM
- HiOS 5.5 based on Android™ 9 Pie
Design and Display
TECNO adopts the punch-hole display design for the first time on any of its devices with the Camon 12 Air, apart from that every other aspect is the same with the Camon 12 and 12 Pro. It has a polycarbonate body and a gradient aurora design. At the back is the triple rear camera setup and the Quad-LED Flash.
In terms of display, it has a 6.5” IPS HD+ display with the punch-hole housing the selfie camera. It measures 8.15mm in thickness, 76.1mm by width and 164.2mm in height.
Hardware and Software
The TECNO Camon 12 Air runs on Android 9.0 Pie based on HiOS 5.5 and is powered by a MediaTek Helio A22 quad-core chipset clocking at a speed of 2.0GHz. It has a 3GB RAM and a 32GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 128GB via the SD card slot.
Camera and Battery
The TECNO Camon series is known for its dedicated picture taking abilities. The Camon 12 Air follows the tradition by bringing clear photography experience with its 16MP main camera, 5MP wide-angle lens and its 2MP depth sensor all completing a triple rear camera setup. The 16MP main lens focuses on AI scene detection and AI HDR covering various shooting scenarios and offering corresponding AI optimization.
The 8MP selfie camera shoots clear and bright selfies with a dual-LED Flash. It has AI Beauty Mode, 3D stereoscopic facial beauty and Video Beauty Mode.
Connectivity and Battery
Surprisingly, the TECNO Camon 12 Air has 4G LTE connectivity. It has a dual Nano SIM slot and an SD card slot. Other connectivity options are Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, WiFi Direct, WiFi hotspot, FM Radio, a microUSB port and a 3.5mm audio jack.
On the battery side, it has a 4000mAh battery capacity. It does not support fast charge.
TECNO Camon 12 Air Complete Specifications
- Announced: September 2019
- Status: Available, released October 2019
- Dimensions: 164.2 x 76.1 x 8.15 mm
- Weight: N/A
- Build: Premium Plastic
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM with dual stand-by)
- Screen Display Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colours
- Screen Size: 6.5 inches
- Resolution: 1600 by 720 pixels
- Aspect Ratio: 18:9 ratio (~294 ppi density)
- Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3; 2.5D Curved Glass
- Touch Screen: Yes, up to 5 fingers
- OS: Android v.9.0 (Pie)
- Chipset: MediaTek MT6739 (32 nm)
- CPU: Quad-core CPU (4×1.28 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- RAM: 3 GB
- Built-in Storage Capacity: 32 GB
- Card Slot: Yes, up to 128 GB via microSD card
- Camera Type: Single Lens
- Camera Sensor: 16+5+@ megapixels
- Camera Features: Autofocus, AI Beauty, Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, Panorama, Geotagging, White balance settings, HDR, Face detection, Touch focus, ISO settings, Exposure compensation, Scene mode, Self-timer, 5-element lens, Flash type — Quad LED
- Video Resolution: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps,
- LED Flash: Yes
- Camera Type: Single Lens
- Camera Sensor(s): 8 megapixels
- Camera Features: AI Beauty, Face ID
- Video Resolution: 480p
- LED Flash: Yes, Dual
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP
- USB: Micro USB 2.0, USB OTG
- Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
- GPS: Yes
- NFC: N/A
- FM Radio: Yes
- Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- 4G Network Bands: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 40(2300)
- 3G Network Bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
- 2G Network Bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
- EDGE: Yes
- GPRS: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Speaker Location: Chin, below the display
- Sound Enhancement Features: Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Audio Jack Type: Yes, 3.5mm audio jack
- Battery Capacity: Non-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh battery
- Wireless Charging: No
- Fast Charging: No
- Talk Time: Up to 38 hours
- Music Play: Up to 41 hours
- Stand-by: Up to 880 hours
- Colour Options: Ocean Blue, Alpenglow Gold
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
- Messages: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
- Java Support: No
- Games: Yes, Downloadable from Google Play store
- Additional Features: MP3/WMA/WAV/RA/AAC/M4A player; WMV/RV/MP4/3GP player; Voice command/dial; Document editor (Word, Excel, PDF, PowerPoint); Push to talk; Organizer
TECNO Camon 12 Air Price and Availability
The Camon 12 Air retail price in Nigeria is N42,500. See Jumia Offers.