The newly introduced Tecno Camon X (which signifies 10 in the Roman Numerical value) is a strong premium mid-ranger device that arrives with great specifications and features that satisfy the wants of their customers and give them a thumbs up in the leading market.
The design looks much greater, acceptable, and heartwarming. One might find it hard to resist the temptation of holding the new beast with an impressive camera. In the current market of competition, the Camon X resists arriving with the notch display design -which many find amazing and at the same time, awful, you can incorporate the notch design anyway!
During the launch, the company also launched its professional version which is the successor, it is the Camon X Pro Android Smartphone and there are some notable differences and similarities also. Let’s take a look at the key specs;
You might want to know the launch date and venue; It was launched in Eko Hotel and suite, Victoria Island Lagos on the 5th of April, 2018! This is also the first time Tecno would be launching more than 1 (one) Camon phone in a year!
Specifications of Tecno Camon X
*. Display: 6″ 18:9 IPS LCD touch screen
*. Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixel
*. Expect a special edition Color
*. Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo with HiOS v3.3 on top
*. Chipset: MediaTek Helio P23
*. CPU: Octa-core 2.0GHz
*. GPU: Mali-T720
*. RAM: 3GB
*. Storage; 16GB expandable up to 128GB via MicroSD card
*. Network Technology: 4G LTE, Dual SIM
– Main 16 MP, Ring flash
– Front 20 MP, dual-flash
*. Battery: 3750mAh capacity non-removable Li-Po battery
*. Colors Midnight Black
*. Fingerprint sensor: Yes (rear-mounted)
*. Face ID: YES
Tecno Camon X: Design and Display
The Tecno Camon X welcomes you with a camera logo on the inner pack and comes in a polycarbonate unibody design. Tecno decided to include the near bezel-less display. The phone comes with rounded corners and they trimmed the bezels around the screen, guess what? Tecno skipped the new notch display design and it might sound good for many out there.
On the screen size; the handset packs a huge 6-inch (bigger than the CM) Full HD display 18:9 aspect ratio with a 720 x 1440 resolution pixel, giving you a clearer look into the screen. Although, with the 720P screen display, you don’t have to expect the premium display as seen on other flagship phones.
The screen-to-body ratio wasn’t mentioned but at least, it is hand friendly, a huge screen with a small display makes it more comfortable when operated with one hand.
To refresh your knowledge, in 2018, the Camon CM was the first Tecno phone to come with the 18:9 aspect screen ratio design, the aspect ratio was a thing in 2017! Although, we are shifting swiftly to the era of the 19:9 aspect ratio, which is, of course, a slight upgrade.
It lacks a physical home button on the front and there are some bezels on the top, which house the front-facing camera, ambient light sensor, and receiver. Tecno might also launch the special limited edition for the Camon X that was done on Camon CX with Manchester City.
The Camon X looks lush in design but that doesn’t mean that you will have to lavish all your hard-earned coin on the phone as Tecno made the phone more affordable and cheap to their customer in the markets.
Tecno Camon X: Camera and Connectivity
Basically, the Tecno Camon series are known for its excellency in taking some cool shot with the awesome camera. Even for both front and back, you are covered. The company claimed that “Tecno Camon X offers unique and unheard-of camera features.”
On the camera aspect, it features a robust 20MP front selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 16MP main camera with ring flash and superpixels. Not dual tho, but it gives you revolutionized photos with the new technology camera. The selfie camera comes with Bokeh effect mode that allows the phone camera to focus on your face than the background, blurring it out.
With a 20MP with LED flash and bigger aperture, featuring the selfie lighting, you can do more better than other competitive phones out there. On the back, you have a comfortable 16MP back (rear) main camera, that is capable of capturing photos even under direct sunlight.
The phone comes with an AI-powered selfie beautification and on the network, you have LTE network connectivity, WI-Fi, and Bluetooth v4.2. With LTE connectivity, you can browse faster and download more.
Tecno Camon X: Performance and Battery
How about, presenting you a phone with MediaTek Helio P23 chipset powered by a 2.0GHz Octa-core processor coupled with 3GB of RAM? Well, this is what the new Camon X gives you! It has the power to complete any special tests given to it. The handset can jump in-between functions and still remain cool at the same time.
With such a huge processor, the performance on the Camon X is incredibly beautiful. On the internal memory, the device packs a normal 16GB internal storage which is also expandable up to 64GB via Micro SD card, it can store more apps, music, movies, games, and documents over and over again. You have all the storage to yourself.
The phone runs on the latest Operating system, Android 8.1 Oreo. We might be entering the Q2 of the year and still expecting the Android 9.0 P but the Oreo version is still exclusively amazing for Android devices, currently.
To keep all these features for a very long time, the phone comes with a huge 3750mAh battery capacity. The company didn’t mention the fast charging technology but we might also be seeing it.
Tecno Camon X: Face ID and Fingerprint Sensor
This isn’t the first time, we might be seeing the Face ID (facial recognition) on a Tecno device but for a mid-ranger, the newly introduced Face ID is an exquisite feature for such a phone. Giving it an extra ‘rep’ on the market survey.
The Face ID takes the device to unlock to a whole new level. Tecno calls it a “Unlock at a glance” That means, you’d have to blink your eyes and it will automatically unlock your phone.
The Face ID works perfectly. All you have to do is to allow your phone to scan your face with the front selfie camera and then activate the feature. So the next time, you want to unlock your phone, you can basically use the front camera to complete it, which is faster and more secure than using the Fingerprint sensor.
To help the phone stay more secure, the Camon X comes with a Fingerprint sensor scanner mounted at the back (rear) side, which is the traditional way. But with the combination of the Fingerprint scanner and Facial recognition, your phone won’t be easily unlocked by some software.
Tecno Camon X: Price and Availability
The price and availability are out! The phone is priced at N55K – N60k! And it can be purchased from almost every official and authorized dealer which includes Online and Offline stores.
This is the unboxing video from my favorite Youtube Vlogger; Fisayo Fosudo!
Tecno is based in Hong Kong. It was established in 2006. It is a subsidiary of Transsion Holdings.