Tecno Camon 17P is a new entry into the smartphone market of Nepal.
Tecno is a company that has a presence in almost 60 countries around the world, being Nepal the latest one. Its recently launched product Tecno Camon 17P is a mid-range smartphone that can be purchased for under Rs 25,000.
Mi and Samsung are the big players in the range here as they have captured a lot of market share in this price category. Nonetheless, recently, Realme has also joined the race with Realme 8i and Realme C21Y. Now, the new brand, Tecno, has come up with Tecno Camon 17P in Nepal.
What do you think it will perform in the market? We will reveal our forecasting below.
But, first, let’s get into the specifications to know more about this smartphone.
|Dimension||Height: 168.67mm |
|Display||6.8 inches FHD IPS LCD, 500 nits, 60Hz|
|OS||Android 11, HIOS7.6|
|Chipset||Mediatek Helio G85|
|Camera||Front: 16MP, dual-LED flash |
8W AI lens
|Sound||Loudspeakers and 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Battery||5000mAh, Li-Po |
Fast charging 18W
|Sensors||G-sensor, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, fingerprint sensor|
Design and display
Tecno Camon 17P has a glass front, polycarbonate back and a plastic frame. The polycarbonate on the back has a matte surface which gives the phone proper aesthetics and also prevents fingerprint smudges. At the back of the camera is the linear camera setup and a huge Camon branding just below it. The fingerprint sensor lies on the side of the phone which also works as a power button. On the other side, there is only a sim tray while the speaker, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack all are on the bottom side of the phone.
There is a 6.8-inch IPS LCD display on the phone with an FHD resolution of 1,080*2,460 pixels. The refresh rate of the display is 60Hz while it can reach a peak brightness of up to 500 nits.
Tecno Camon 17P has a quad-camera setup on the back and a single 16MP camera on the front. The main 64MP camera is accompanied by a 2MP depth camera, 2MP Bokeh and an AI lens. The camera can record videos in 2K resolution and also shoot time-lapse in 2K, which is something new for this price category. The front-facing camera is limited to 1080p only. The rear camera has a quad-LED flash and the front camera has a dual-LED flash.
Performance and battery Life
Tecno Camon 17P runs on Android 11 with HIOS7.6 on top. The phone is powered by a Mediatek Helio G85 chipset. Furthermore, the phone has an 8 core CPU with HyperEngine game optimisation that gives a boost in performance. The graphics of the phone are handled by Mali-G52 MC2.
The phone gets its life from a 5,000mah non-removable Li-Po battery which supports an 18W fast charging. The intelligent scheduling and balancing on the phone allows for the reallocation of resources to ensure maximum power efficiency of the battery. This battery backup should give you decent power for your everyday works or even for gaming.
Connectivity and storage
The connectivity options on Tecno Camon 17P include Bluetooth, GSM, GPRS, LTE and wifi. The phone also supports FM Radio and has a 3.5mm headphone jack for audio connectivity. Other than this, the phone comes in a single variant of 6GB RAM and 128 GB of internal storage.
The price of Tecno Camon 17P is Rs 23,690.
In this price range, it directly competes against Samaung Galaxy F22, Galaxy M32, Redmi 10 Prime, Redmi Note 10S, Vivo Y21 and Realme 8i and every one of them seems to have the advantage over Tecno Camon 17P. The phone does provide a 60Hz refresh rate display so you can expect smooth swiping. But, all the brands on the list have already amassed a lot of followers and also provide better specifications and features in this price category. Almost every smartphone on the list offers a better build, better camera performance, better performance and have a brand value in the market.
Overall, there is nothing new on Tecno Camon 17P and the price range is similar to the existing leaders of the market. If Tecno does not offer something exciting to the people, let it be price or some features, it is hard to see it compete for a long time in the Nepali market.