The Tecno Camon 12 Air is the entry-level variant of the Tecno Camon 12 series of smartphones. Despite being an entry-level variant, it has a unique feature that makes it the most sought after Variant. It is the first Tecno phone to feature a punch-hole display. In this article, we explore the Tecno Camon 12 Air Specs and Price.
Where to Buy Tecno Camon 12 Air
Tecno Camon 12 Key Specs & Features
- 6.55 inch IPS Display, 720 x 1548 pixels (260 ppi)
- Android 9.0 (Pie)
- 2.0GHz Quad-core Processor
- 32GB built-in storage, up to 256GB Memory Card
- 3GB RAM
- 16MP + 2MP + 5MP Triple Rear Camera
- 10MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE
- Fingerprint Sensor (Rear Mounted)
- 4000 mAh Non-Removable Li-ion Battery
The Design and Display
The Tecno Camon 12 Air introduces a new design to the Tecno Camon series of smartphones. Despite being an Entry Level phone, the design of the smartphone sets it apart from its peers.
The Tecno Camon 12 Air, like most Mobile phones under this price point, features a plastic build. There is no glass or metal here. It’s all plastic. Having a plastic build helped Tecno cut down cost in manufacturing this phone
The rear covering on the device is a reminiscence of what we have had on many Tecno smartphones and phones under this price point. On the rear, we have a Blue gradient cover housing 3 cameras, a camera flash, a fingerprint sensor, and the Tecno branding.
Things begin to look up when you switch the phone over to get a view of the front. Turns out the Tecno Camon 12 Air features the best display in the Camon 12 series of smartphones.
The Tecno Camon 12 Air features a hole-punch display. Yes, you read it right. A smartphone from Tecno features a hole-punch display. It is the first time Tecno is featuring a hole Punch display on its smartphone.
The Tecno Camon 12 Air features a 6.55 inch display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1548 pixels and a pixel density if 403 PPI.
Similar to other variants of the Camon 12, the Camon 12 Air only comes in one color. It comes in a blue gradient. This blue gradient changes its shaded of blue, depending on how the light hits it.
The Tecno Camon series of smartphones are known to feature one of the best cameras on Tecno smartphones. Cameras are the most talked about feature on smartphones in the Camon series and it’s for a reason.
The Tecno Camon 12 Air features a 16MP primary camera with an aperture of F/1.8, A 2MP ultra-wide-angle camera with an aperture of F/2.4 and a 5MP Telephoto camera with an aperture of F/1.7. Upfront the Android phone features a single 8MP selfie camera.
Seeing the camera specs, its obvious Tecno didn’t relent in the constant upgrade of cameras on in the Camon series. There is now a wide range of features to employ in taken that awesome photo.
Hardware and Software
Turns out Tecno has taken their Entry Level phones up a notch. In past years, Tecno Lite phones usually featured specs that let you do pretty much the basics.
Tecno Entry Level phones usually featured 1GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage and the Android Go operating system, to ensure the software doesn’t overwhelm the hardware.
This year Tecno has tripled the RAM, doubled the storage and improved the processor. There is no Android Go operating system here. The affordable Android phone comes with the full Android Package.
The Tecno Camon 12 Air features an Octa-Core Mediatek Helio P22 Processor, with a processing speed of 2.0GHz. This processor isn’t high end by any means, but it will certainly let you surf the net, do basic gaming and lots more.
The Tecno Camon 12 Air features 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage with support for memory card expansion up to 256GB. This device also has a 4000 mAh battery, which puts it ahead of the likes of the Tecno Spark 4 Air.
The Tecno Camon 12 Air features a 3.5mm headphone jack and micro USB port. It features Dual-band Wifi, Bluetooth 4.2. No NFC here.
For 4G LTE connectivity, this device supports band 3. This means if you desire to use the 4G network on this device in Nigeria, you would have to get an Airtel or 9Mobile Sim card.
Please note that the Tecno Camon 12 Air doesn’t support 5G network. You won’t be able to use 5G network connectivity on this device.
Tecno Camon 12 Air Price and Availability
Tecno Camon 12 Air price in Nigeria starts at around 42,500 Naira. You can buy it at leading online stores in the country.
Price in Kenya starts at around 13,500 KSh. In Ghana, the smartphone goes for around GH₵ 685.
Tecno Camon 12 Air Specs
Here are a few specs of the Tecno Camon 12 Air Specs:
- Platform: Android 9 (Pie), HIOS 5.5
- Processor: 2.0GHz quad-core Processor
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- Memory: 3GB RAM
- Colors: Ocean Blue Gradient, Alpen glow Gold Gradient
- Dimension: 159.6x 76.5 x 8.1mm
- Weight: –
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6.55 inches Dot-in Display, 1548 x 720 pixels (260 ppi)
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 16 MP, f/1.8 Main, MP, 2MP f/2.4 Ultra-wide (120°), 5MP F/1.7 Telephoto
- Rear Camera Features: HDR, panorama
- Front Camera: 8MP F/2.0 Camera
- Built-in Storage: 32GB
- Memory Card Support: Up to 256GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: No
- 2G GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5)
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Yes
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 4000 mAh Non-Removable Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: –