Tecno Camon 12 Pro Review, Specs and Price

Announced in September 2019 and released that same month, the Tecno Camon 12 Pro debuts as a high mid-range smartphone from Tecno. Succeeding the Camon 11 and it’s variants, the Camon 12 and its lite seem not to have been much of an upgrade after all. Despite a whole year difference, Tecno failed to make any improvement that could make me give up the Camon 11 Pro to get the Camon 12 Pro. However, if I was going to get a new device as a major upgrade in my smartphone possession, I could consider the Camon 12 Pro. But not from a device as close to it as we’ll see in specifications.

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The Tecno Camon 12 pro is a sleek and lightweight 6.35″ smartphone weighing just a hundred and sixty one (161) grams but slightly heavier than the Camon 11 Pro. That’s probably because of added inch of 1.35. So it’s bigger. It measures 158.6 x 75.5 x 7.8 mm (height, width and thickness respectively) thus, the device remains a slender smartphone that’s easy to handle. Another impressive feature is the 4G LTE network present on this phone with a speed as high as 50MBps. But that’s nothing new.

It sports a 6.35″ AMOLED LCD capacitive touchscreen, with 81.3% screen-to-body ratio. With the resolution being 720 x 1600 at 276 dpi, the Camon 12 Pro renders graphics in crisp bright colours. It runs Android 9.0 (Pie) on Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm) chipset coupled with Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU under the hood. This should deliver speed and efficiency. No lagging, even for gaming. It comes only in a single version with the memory being 6GB ram and 64GB ROM. In case you ever exhaust your installed ROM, it supports sdCard up to 128GB through a microSD dedicated slot. Exact CPU features as seen in Camon 11 Pro but a few upgrades in the display.

The camera setup is quite impressive. It’s probably the major upgrade we’ll be seeing on this device. The rear camera is a trio of 16 + 8 + 2 MPs and the selfie camera is just a single lens of 32MP and an infrared which affords it the luxury of facial recognition as one of the security systems. The fingerprint sensor is fixed under the display. That’s kinda cool. The Tecno Camon 12 Pro is powered by a Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery supported with the fast charge technology for quick top-ups. That’s a drop from the 3,750mAh found on Camon 11 Pro.

There are some few differences between the Camon 12 Pro and the Camon 12 Lite. The Camon 12 Lite comes in a single version of 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM and features 4,000mAh battery. Other differences are scattered across the processor, camera and a few other stuff which you’ll find interesting. Some might even make your jaws drop. Check our updated article: Tecno Camon 12 Lite Full Specifications for full details. Or just go over to jumia to get a copy of the Camon 12 Lite

Tecno Camon 12 Pro Full Features and Specs

Launch

Announced September, 2019
Status Available.
Released 2019, Sept.

General

Controls Touchscreen, Volume button, Lock/Power button, Fingerprint
Battery 3500mAh non-removable.
Colours Dawn Blue

Display

Type AMOLED LCD,
16M colors
Resolution 720 x 1700 pixels, 20:9 ratio
(~276 ppi density)
Size 6.35 inches, 97.4 cm2
(~81.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Multitouch Yes.
Protection Not confirmed

Platform

Os Android 9.0 (Pie)
– HiOS
Chipset Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)
CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU PowerVR GE8320

Storage

RAM 6GB
ROM 64GB
SdCard up to 128GB sdCard support
– Dedicated slot

Main Camera

Triple 16 MP, f/1.8, 25mm (wide), AF
8 MP
2 MP depth sensor
Features Quad LED, Dual tone, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps

Selfie Camera

Single 32 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.9µm
Features LED flash
Video 1080p@30fps

Media

Loudspeaker Yes
Headphones 3.5 mm headphone jack
– Wireless Connection
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Photo/Video Viewer and Editor
Sound Recorder Yes
Alert Types Vibration, WAV ringtones, MP3 ringtones

Comms & Networks

WiFi Yes,
~ 802.11 b/g/n
Hotspot Yes
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Bluetooth Yes (5.0)
Infrared Yes
– for facial recognition
NFC No
USB Micro USB 2.0
FM radio Yes
Sim slots 2 (dedicated slots)
Sim Type Nano sim
Networks GSM | CDMA | HSPA | LTE

Sensors & Controls

Compass
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Fingerprint Yes,
Under display
Face Recognition Yes
Gravity sensor No
Temperature sensor No
Voice Commands
Barometer No
Stylus No
Iris Scanner No
Heart Sensor No
Wireless charge No
Charging Fast charge
SpO2 No

Miscellaneous

Cooling system Atmosphere
Resistance
Messaging SMS(threaded view), Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML 5
Weight 161g
Dimensions 158.6 x 75.5 x 7.8 mm
Price NGN: #75,000 — #95,000

Where to Buy Tecno Camon 12 Pro Online and Pay on Delivery

Jumia Nigeria — See Offers | Jumia Kenya — See Offers | Jumia Ghana — See Offers | Konga — See Offers

I’m not very impressed with he so called upgrade made to this device. I reckon that the few things were added and the fingerprint sensor that has been shifted from rear to under display counts for something but it’s not much. It would have been great if it came with 8GB RAM and if the battery capacity were higher than 3,500mAh. But still, the Tecno Camon 12 Pro is a nice device.

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