The Tecno Camon 18 Premier takes displaces the Camon 17 Pro to become the new most premium smartphone in the Camon series. The highlights of the improved offerings guy will find within, includes a higher refresh rate, a higher processor, and more.
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Tecno Camon 18 Premier Key Specs and Features
- 6.7-inch AMOLED, 1080 x 2400 Pixels, (~393 PPI ), 120Hz Refresh Rate
- Android 11, HIOS 8.0
- Octa-Core MediaTek Helio G96 Processor (12nm)
- 8GB RAM
- 256GB Built-in Storage
- Fingerprint Sensor (Side-Mounted)
- 64MP + 8MP + 12MP
- 32MP Front Camera
- 33W Flash Charge
- 4750mAh Non-Removable Battery
Design and Display
The Tecno Camon 18 Premier has its main discrepancy on the rear, which goes to say having a quick look at only the front pane may have you thinking it isn’t really different from the Camon 17 Pro.
On the rear of this mobile phone, you will find a gradient colour system, which is nearly identical to what is seen on its predecessor. However, we have got a square-like camera module with bigger camera circles. This rear camera module also holds an LED flash.
Speaking on colors, the options available include polar night and vast sky, which could lead to a dilemma in the event that the enthusiast isn’t a fan of either of the colours.
Taking a trip to the front panel reveals a 6.7-inch display which is slightly smaller than the 6.7-inch display on the Camon 17 Pro.
This display bears a punch-hole in the top-middle position as seen on the former, we also have the same 1080 x 2460 resolution. However,
However, the display technology was bumped up from being an IPS LCD panel to being an AMOLED panel.
On the selfie side, we have a 32MP camera as opposed to the 48MP camera on the Camon 17 Pro. However, we have come to see that bigger pixels don’t necessarily equal better camera performance. This goes to say actual usage of the Camon 18 Premier may just show it’s a better performer.
Moving on to the rear camera department, we find a triple camera system as opposed to the quad-camera system on the Camon 17 Pro. This triple system does away with the depth camera we saw on the former. This isn’t a big deal in my opinion, as the function can be inculcated into another camera.
What’s left on the rear, is a 64MP camera with an aperture of f/1.6, an 8MP periscope telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom, and an aperture of f/3.5, which is something we didn’t get on the Camon 17 Pro.
Still speaking of things we didn’t get on the former. Tecno has introduced a Gimbal OIS stability system, which is designed to help with the stability of videos and maybe photos. This technology is inculcated into its 12MP ultrawide camera.
Hardware and Software
The Tecno Camon 18 Premier takes hold of the Helio G96 in place of the Helio G95 on the Camon 17 Pro.
Moving on, we have the same 8GB RAM, 256GB built-in storage, Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. However, there isn’t a 128GB storage option as seen on the canon 17 pros, and also there is a drop in battery performance which saw a drop from being 5000 mAh to being 4750mAh here.
On the software, we have the HIOS 8.0 user interface running on the Android 11 operating system.
The Tecno Camon 18 Premier features a USB type-c port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth and WiFi.
The Internet connection here is capped at 4G, which means enthusiasts won’t get the luxury of 5G speeds.
Tecno Camon 18 Premier Price and Availability
Tecno Camon 18 Premier price in Nigeria starts at around 182,900 Naira at leading online stores. The Camon 18 Premier costs around 37,900 KES in Kenya and 2,770 GHS in Ghana.
The Tecno Camon 18 Premier was announced on October 4th, 2021 and it’s expected to go on sale later in October.
Tecno Camon 18 Premier Specs
Here are a few specs of the Tecno Camon 18 Premier:
- Platform: Android 11, HIOS 8.0
- Processor: Mediatek Helio G96 (12 nm) (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G57 MC2
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- Colours: Polar night, Vast sky
- Dimension: 163.8 x 75.9 x 8.2 mm
- Weight: –
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.7-inches AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 Pixels, ~87.2% screen-to-body ratio, 20:9 ratio, 120Hz FOV
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 64MP (Primary) f/1.6 + 8MP (Periscope Telephoto) PDAF, 5x Optical Zoom + 12MP (Ultrawide) Gimbal OIS
- Rear Camera Features: Quad-LED flash, Panorama, HDR, [email protected], [email protected], gyro-EIS
- Front Camera: 32MP Camera, Dual-LED flash, HDR, [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 256GB
- Memory Card Support: –
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Yes
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: –
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes
- Maps: No
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Side-Mounted)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-removable 4750mAh Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: 33W Fast Charging Capacity