Tecno recently announced their next Smartphone for the India Market, it is the Tecno Camon I Sky mobile device. It is a mid-range gadget with surprising and interesting specs and features. The phone looks flashy and more like high-end from afar.
The Chinese company is indeed devious to succeeding the India Market. Unarguably and without doubt, the company is top best selling Smartphone makers in Africa, esp in Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana. They are looking forward to expanding their wings around the globe!
The newly launched Tecno Camon I sky is the successor to the Camon I and Camon I Air. The camon series are specifically selfies-centric with elegant display and design, you deserve more from the Camon I Sky. Even, if it s budgeted, the new phone still packs pretty much eye-watering specs, one notable feature, is the Face ID!
Tecno Camon I Sky Specs
*. Display: 5.65-inch 18:9 WVGA+ Full View display 2.5D curved glass
*. Screen resolution: 960 x 480 pixels
*. PPI: 190
*. Camera: 13MP back and 8MP front
*. RAM: 2GB
*. Storage: 16GB expandable up to 32GB via Micro SD card
*. Face ID: YES
*. Fingerprint sensor: YES
*. Dimension: 147.5 x 70 x 8.3mm
*. Weight: 137 grams
*. Colors: Midnight Black and Champagne Gold
*. Network and connectivity: 2G, 3G, 4G VoLTE, ViLTE, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB
*. Processor: 1.28GHz MediaTek MT6739WA quad-core SoC processor
*. GPU: PowerVR Rogue GE8100
*. OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with the company’s HiOS v3.3.0 on top
*. Battery: 3050mAh capacity
*. Price: Rs. 7,499 / $114 / N42k
Design and Display
On setting your eyes on the images of the Camon I sky, you would notice the striking resemblance with the Camon I Air, yes, the metal design with huge screen in a small package. Comes with a 5.65-inch 18:9 WVGA+ Full View display with a resolution of 960 x 480 pixels that translates to a pixel density of 190 pixels-per-inch with 81.3%screen-to-body ratio.
The aspect ratio isn’t new to the Smartphone business, the screen resolution on the device is not-really acceptable, as it will definitely lacks some integrating colors but will amaze you with the dazzling, shiny and bright screen display. Well, this phone is made for those that are on budget. Expect some specs to be compromised, in order to give you the best.
Arrives with 2.5D curved glass and the company dedicated its time to produce a great Smartphone with smooth, curved edges around the screen display and giving you a iPhone like feeling. With this, the Camon I sky is placed around the huge competitors for the most affordable Smartphone in China.
The Camon I is the first Tecno phone to come with Full View display but there is a huge difference within the both phones; the Face ID. There is front facing camera lens, back camera with dual-LED flash, fingerprint sensor like any other.
There is a volume and power button at the right side and SIM and SD card slots on the left side. The top of the device is equipped with the 3.5mm headphone jack while bottom keeps the microUSB charging port. It will be available in Midnight Black and Champagne Gold colour.
Camera and Connectivity
The phone comes with back camera of 13mega-pixels PDAF f/2.0 aperture Quad-LED flash with a 5P lens and 2X LED Flash that is capable of taking impressive photos and pictures, this is no different from the Camon phones launched in India.
While on the front, it packs a 8mega-pixels with dual-LED flash and bokeh mode. Even at night, you can take amazing shots. Your selfies with Camon I sky is a promising feature. The dual-flash offers screen flash and selfie flash. The front camera supports video calling, along with Portrait mode and Beauty 4.0. This is the company’s first offering to sport a Face Unlock sensor.
Arrives with 2G, 3G, 4G VoLTE, ViLTE, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB. Offering you wired and wireless network connectivity.
Performance and Battery
The smooth sailing on the Camon I sky isn’t fully guaranteed but with the 1.28GHz MediaTek MT6739WA quad-core SoC processor coupled with PowerVR Rogue GE8100 GPU along with 2GB of RAM, you are entitled to enjoy unlimited, smooth and mid-range performance both during game, streaming movies and even jumping in-between apps.
It comes with 16GB of internal storage and can be expanded to 64GB. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with the company’s HiOS v3.3.0 on top with the latest patch.
The budget smartphone is powered by a 3050mAh battery. Other features includes Ambient light sensor, face unlock sensor, fingerprint sensor, gravity sensor, and proximity sensor.
One of the biggest difference here is the Face Unlock, facial recognition that allows you to keep your phone secured with the front facing camera and to make it more secured, there is a fingerprint sensor mounted at the back under the camera lens.
It is advisable to keep the security enabled. As the company didn’t pin-point other necessary details concerning the face verification of the device, how many times or many others. It is still a great performer with impeccable design!
“The launch of Camon i Sky is pivotal in strengthening our portfolio and ensuring that we have robust offerings at key price points. Camon i Sky will be the flag bearer of superlative camera capabilities. We believe in challenging the norm and creating better experiences whether it is through our products or marketing interventions, the recent Kings XI Punjab association works well as a part of the overall game plan to reach out to the right audience with robust offerings,” said Gaurav Tikoo, Senior Vice President – Marketing, Transsion India further elaborating on the launch.
Users who buy this phone will be included under Tecno’s 111 policy. This guarantees a 100 days free replacement warranty, one-time screen replacement and a one month extended warranty. Tecno Camon i Sky will be available across online and offline retail outlets.
How Much is the Tecno Camon I sky (Price)
There are different factors that might affect the price of Android Smartphone, which includes;
*. Stores differentiation: Few Stores tends to sell more costly than another because they have more fame and popularity than others and they most times claims that their products is the best and original of them all. And they includes;
a. Offline Stores and
b. Online stores
*. Locations: One of the major factor that affect price. The price of a products tends to varies from one location to another.
The Tecno Camon I skis one of the best Smartphones to be categorized at Rs. 7,499 that is $114 / N42k. You can get it at the best price at Amazon.in, Gearbest, Flipkart.