Barely a few months after launching its Camon 15 Premier smartphone earlier this year, TECNO is back again with a new smartphone. The Camon 16 Premier is one of the devices out of its Camon 16 series. The smartphone comes with improvements over its predecessor as expected with an upgraded camera and a more powerful performance.
The Camon 16 Premier becomes the first TECNO device to feature a 90Hz refresh rate screen, it was only a matter of time before TECNO came up with its own device after Infinix announced the Zero 8 with the same feature.
TECNO Camon 16 Premier Key Specifications
- 6.9” FHD+, 90Hz Display, 2460 x 1080 resolution
- 64MP Quad Rear Camera, 48MP Dual Selfie Camera
- 4500mAh Battery
- Octa-core 2.35GHz, MediaTek Helio G90T
- 8GB RAM
- 128GB ROM expandable further with the SD card
- XOS 7.0 based on Android™ 10
- Fingerprint, Face Unlock 2.0
Design and Display
TECNO Camon 16 Premier has a polycarbonate body with a gradient glossy finish. It is available in just one colour, a Glacial Silver and it measures 170.61 x 77.18 x 9.1mm in dimensions.
In terms of display, it has 6.9 FHD+ screen which supports HDR 10+ with a 90hz refresh rate. It has a pill-shaped cutout which houses the dual selfie camera. Its fingerprint scanner is side-mounted, and at the back is a quad camera setup and five LED flash.
Hardware and Software
The smartphone ships Android 10 out of the box based on the OEM’s custom HiOS 7.0 UI. It is powered by MediaTek’s Helio G90T chipset which is built on a 12nm process and its clocked at a 2.35Ghz with eight cores. In terms of graphics, you get the PowerVR GE8320 GPU.
It comes with an 8GB RAM and a 128GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 512GB via the microSD card slot.
TECNO Camon 16 Premier Camera
The smartphone has a quad-camera at the back which is headlined by a 64MP Ultra Clear Lens, it has the Sony IMX686 6P camera sensor. There is an 8MP ultra-wide angle camera, a 2MP macro Shooter and a 2MP Bokeh lens. The camera is supported by five LED flash and it comes with features such as HDR and Panorama. It shoots 4K video at 30fps and 1080p at 30fps.
For selfies, there is dual 48M camera + 8MP ultra-wide angle camera with dual flash. It supports HDR at shoots 4k and 1080p videos at 30fps.
Connectivity and Battery
TECNO Camon 16 Premier is powered by a non-removable Li-polymer 4,500mAh battery. It uses a dual nano SIM card and connectivity options are WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 and a 3.5mm audio jack. The smartphone supports 33W Super Charge via its reversible USB-C port which the manufacturer says charges the battery from 0 – 70% in 30 minutes.
In general, the specifications are pretty much the same with the Infinix Zero 8, no surprise since both mobile companies are owned by Shenzen-based Transsion Holdings, the biggest smartphone manufacturer in Africa.
TECNO Camon 16 Premier Complete Specifications
- Dimension: Height: 170.61 x 77.18 x 9.1mm
- Material: Glass front, Plastic back
- Weight: N/A
- Colour: Glacial Silver
- SIM Dual SIM: (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: IPS LCD, 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass
- Size: 6.9-inch, 19.5: Aspect ratio, 91.2% screen-to-body ratio
- Screen Resolution: FHD+ 2460×1080 pixels
- Multi-touch: Yes, up to 5 fingers
Software and performance
- Operating System: Android 10, HiOS v6.0
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio G90T, Octa-core 2.35GHz 64 Bit
- IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU
- RAM: 8GB RAM
- Internal Storage: 128GB
- Card Slot: Yes, up to 512GB
- Primary: 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP sensor with five LED flash
- Video Resolution: 4K at 30fps, 1080P at 60fps, gyro-EIS
- Secondary: 48MP + 8MP with Dual flash
- Video Resolution: 1080 at 30fps
Network and Connectivity
- WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900
- 3G: B1/B5/B8
- 4G: B1/B3/B5/B8/B28/B38/B40/B41 TDD-LTE Bluetooth v5.0
- USB: microUSB 5 Pin
- Loudspeaker Yes
- Audio Jack 3.5mm
- Sensor: Fingerprint, Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor
- Capacity: 4500mAh, non-removable
- Type: Li-ion
- Fast Charging: Yes, 33W Flash Charge
- OTG Support Yes
TECNO Camon 16 Premier and Availability
Camon 16 Premier will retail for N115,800 in Nigeria. It has been announced in Kenya at a recommended retail price of KES28,999.