Tecno Mobile has been constantly improving to take over the midrange market and that can be seen with the launch of the super-cool Tecno Camon 20. Tecno will be bringing the Camon 20 series in three versions that’ll include the regular Camon 20, Camon 20 Pro, and Camon 20 Premier. This supersedes the trio Camon 19 lineup of last year.
The Tecno Camon lineup is known for its mobile photography and videography prowess just like the Pouvoir series focuses on strong battery life. Fortunately, the Camon lineup which sits in the midrange segment is getting a new addition this month and it’s expected to bring forth an outstanding design overhaul with superb camera performance and more customization options.
The Tecno Camon 20 is built on the latest Android 13 OS with HiOS 13 skin, displaying at 6.7-inch AMOLED screen, along with a Mediatek Helio G85 chipset, and an enormous 5000mAh battery capacity. The main camera will include a 64MP primary shooter with OIS and video capped at 4k. There’s also a 32MP selfie camera with outstanding features that include panorama, HDR, depth-of-field effects, etc.
Since it’s a new phone, you might be wondering how the Camon 20 will perform in real life. Fortunately, we’ve gathered everything you need to know about the phone and levelled it against other mid-rangers in the market both in price and specs to make sure you’re buying the best device.
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Tecno Camon 20 Key Specifications
- Display: 6.7-inch AMOLED
- Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels
- Processor: MediaTek Helio G85
- Front Camera: 32-megapixel
- Rear Camera: 64-megapixel, 2-MP, QVGA
- RAM: 6GB /8GB
- Storage: 128GB /256GB
- Battery Capacity: 5000mAh
- OS: Android 13, HiOS 13
Design and Display
As we earlier said, the Tecno Camon 20 has a new design overhaul that puts it in competition with the best 2023 midrange phone’s design. Fortunately, you can buy the phone in outstanding colour options of Predawn Black, Glacier Glow, and Serenity Blue.
One noticeable feature of the Camon 20 is its two huge camera bump that houses the trio sensor alongside a circular quad light. As expected, up front is a tiny dot-hole notch that houses the selfie camera. Meanwhile, the side-mounted fingerprint reader is nothing new as we’ve already seen it in the Camon 19 Pro.
The phone comes with two mics one at the top and the other at the bottom. On the right side of the phone is a volume rocker and power button while on the opposite side is the SIM tray. Moving down to the bottom is a USB-C port, speaker grille, and 3.5mm headphone jack. We’re happy Tecno decided to retain the headphone jack for wired fans even when most brands are excluding the feature from their flagship phones.
As for the display, the Tecno Camon 20 comes with a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen with 1080 × 2400 pixels resolution. Just as expected, it’s one of the best Android phones displays as you’re not only getting a wide viewing angle but also a vivid display with a fast response rate.
The Tecno Camon series is generally known for their quality camera performance and the Camon 20 is no different. A triple camera setup as expected is behind the amazing photography prowess of this smartphone. The main camera features a 64MP camera shooter which can take good images on its own, but it won’t do the whole work alone.
It’s therefore assisted by a 2MP depth sensor and QVGA lens. The depth sensor helps bring the object clearer to you when you’re snapping from a far distance. However, the two additional cameras aren’t perfect as expected, but you can go for the higher Camon 20 Pro if you want a better camera performance, but that doesn’t make the Camon 20 bad either.
Upfront, Tecno retains the same 32MP selfie lens that was found on the Camon 19 Pro and Camon 18 Premier. Meanwhile, we found nothing wrong with it as the selfie shooter produces stunning results. Recording videos, taking selfies, and making video calls are some of the things you can do with the front camera, and of course, it doubles up as a face ID reader to strengthen the phone’s security.
Performance, Storage, and Software
The power behind the Tecno Camon 20 performance is the midrange MediaTek Helio G85 chipset that was manufactured using a 12nm process technology. The processor is supported by Mali-G52 MC2 GPU that handles graphic duties.
The Tecno Camon 20 is one of the best Android phones money can buy currently especially when it comes to performance. Although its CPU is game-oriented, it’ll struggle when you push it beyond its limit. However, multitasking, scrolling through social media platforms, light gaming, video streaming, and many others can be done with ease.
Fortunately, there are more than enough storage options to store all your files. The Tecno Camon 20 comes with 6GB /128GB and 8GB /256GB storage variants with an option for expandable storage through the SDcard slot.
Furthermore, you’re set to enjoy the best phone customization with the integration of the latest Android 13 OS with HiOS 13 skin overlay on the Camon 20. Also, the Tecno Camon 20 is equipped with some built-in Google Play apps to help improve the user experience.
Battery Capacity and Fast Charge
When it comes to battery, the inbuilt 5000mAh battery life will keep you active throughout the day. Even though a poor battery tank is no longer a thing to worry about in recent smartphones, the Camon 20 has a smart battery technology that makes it last longer than others.
There’s a 33W fast charging support that powers the Camon 20 from empty to full battery within 45 minutes. However, this is the same feature that was found on last year’s model, even when we expected at least 60W fast charging support with a wireless charging option.
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Tecno Camon 20: Price in Nigeria and Availability
The Tecno Camon 20 will be available for purchase in Nigeria phone slots and shops for ₦130,000 (roughly $175).
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Tecno Camon 20 Full Specifications
- Brand: Tecno
- Model: Camon 20
- Release Date: May 2023
- Weight: —
- Colours: Predawn Black, Glacier Glow, Serenity Blue
- Touchscreen: YES
- Type: AMOLED
- Display Size: 6.7-inch
- Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels
- Facelock Support: YES
- In-display fingerprint scanner: No
- Sensors: Fingerprint: (side-mounted)
- Dimensions: 162.7 x 75.9 x 7.8 mm (6.41 x 2.99 x 0.31 in)
- Operating System: Android 13, HiOS 13
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6769Z Helio G85 (12nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G52 MC2
- RAM: 6GB /8GB
- Inbuilt Storage: 128GB /256GB
- SD Card slot: Yes (dedicated slot)
- Rear Flash: LED Flashlight
- Rear Camera: 64-MP, f/1.7 (wide), 2-MP f/2.4 (depth), QVGA lens
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- Front Camera: 32-MP, f/2.4 (wide)
- Front Flash: –
- Wi-Fi: YES
- Bluetooth: 5.0
- USB: Type-C 2.0
- GPS: YES
- WLAN: YES
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- 3G Support: Yes
- 4G/ LTE Support: Yes
- 5G Support: No
- Speed: HSPA, LTE-A
- Capacity: Li-Po 5000mAh, non-removable
- Fast Charge: 33W (wired)
- Price in Nigeria: ₦130,000
- Price in the US: $175
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