Tecno has come a long way since it started operations. Competing with the best in the world, the company has a presence in around 70 different countries. Over the course past few months, the company has been releasing some decent phones.
Take the Tecno Phantom V Fold for example. Even though the company still has a long way to go before it competes with the best in the world, the strides it is making are quite impressive. The Tecno Camon series is a testament to that and following its earlier success, the company is releasing the Tecno Camon 20 soon in Nepal.
The Camon 20 was launched in most countries in May and coming a bit late to Nepal. The smartphone has a lovely design with interesting colours to choose from. The phone also provides some specs that are unavailable in the expected price range like the in-display fingerprint sensor and many more.
Let us see what the smartphone provides.
Specifications of Tecno Camon 20
|Dimensions||163.4 x 76.7 x 7.8 mm|
|Resolution||1,080 x 2,400|
|IP rating||IP53 dust and splash resistance|
|Chipset||Mediatek Helio G85 (12nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|OS||Android 13, HIOS 13|
|Rear camera||64MP main camera |
2MP depth sensor
3.5mm headphone jack
Ambient Light and Distance Sensor
In-display Fingerprint Sensor
|Charging||33 W wired|
|Colours||Predawn Black | Serenity Blue | Glacier Glow|
|Price (expected)||Rs 23,999 (8/256GB)|
Design and display
The Tecno Camon 20 has a beautiful design with three colour options to choose from. The Predawn Black and Glacier Glow colour options have a shiny matte plastic back with different shapes like triangles and rectangles of all angles.
The Serenity Blue colour option has a rubbery plastic feel much like vegan leather. It also includes the same different shapes as the other two colour options. Another colour option, the Art edition, has stitching along the inner lines and doodles. The colour option is unlikely to be available in Nepal.
The back of the phone features a triple camera setup within two rings. The upper ring houses the main camera, while the lower one contains the depth sensor and QVGA camera. This camera arrangement is enclosed in an oddly shaped pentagon, adding to the phone’s aesthetic appeal. On the front, there’s a hole-punch camera cutout for the selfie camera. The phone has thin bezels on the sides, while the top and bottom bezels are slightly thicker and equal in size.
The Tecno Camon 20 features a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels. It offers a 20:9 aspect ratio and a pixel density of around 395 ppi. It has a screen-to-body ratio of approximately 85.7 per cent.
Performance and Storage
The Tecno Camon 20 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, built on a 12nm process. Its octa-core CPU consists of 2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 cores and 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55 cores. The Mali-G52 MC2 GPU handles the graphics performance. It runs on Android 13 with HIOS 13.
It comes with one RAM option of 8 GB which is paired with 256 GB of storage. It also has the virtual RAM feature allowing you to use the storage to add 8 GB and take it to 16 GB.
The Tecno Camon 20’s main camera is a triple setup. It includes a 64 MP wide lens with an f/1.7 aperture, a 2 MP depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture, and a QVGA camera. The camera system comes with features like a Ring-LED flash, panorama, and HDR. It can record videos at 1,080p and 30 fps.
For selfies, the phone sports a 32 MP front camera with an f/2.5 aperture. It also features a Dual-LED flash for well-lit selfies. Selfie videos can also be recorded at 1080p and 30 fps.
Battery and others
The Tecno Camon 20 is equipped with a 5,000 mAh battery and supports 33W wired charging. It offers a high-quality audio experience through stereo speakers and includes a 3.5mm headphone jack for versatile connectivity.
The phone features various sensors, including a G-Sensor for motion detection, an ambient light and distance sensor for optimising screen brightness and measuring distances, an electronic compass for directional accuracy, and an in-display fingerprint sensor for secure biometric authentication.
It is available in three colour options; Predawn Black, Serenity Blue and Glacier Glow.
The price of the Tecno Camon 20 in Nepal for the available 8/256GB variant is supposed to be around Rs 23,999.