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Tecno Camon 12 reviews, full specifications, and price


The year 2019 has been an eventful year for Tecno Mobile as they keep dishing out series of android smartphones in the market. The talk of the latest Tecno Pouvoir 3 Plus and Phantom 9 released recently is still fresh in our tongue, and they have just unveiled another global flagship device called Tecno Camon 12, along with other versions named Tecno Camon 12 Air and Tecno Camon 12 Pro.

This latest addition to the Camon series comes with more advanced features than what we have on the Camon 11 series released last year, and it is designed for the social media enthusiasts who follow the trend and love shooting and sharing pictures. Specs-wise, Camon 12 flaunts impressive cameras with a 6.52-inch Dot notched IPS LCD display. The phone performance is excellent- thanks to the 4GB RAM and PowerVR GE8322 GPU handling the graphics. Let’s look at the full specifications and the price in detail.

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Design and Display

Tecno Camon 12 comes with a premium plastic body that gives the phone a beautiful and trendy design. The phone comes in a simple, exquisite, and ultra-slim body design, well-crafted to appeal with different gradient colors. The front features a Dot-shaped notch that houses the selfie shooter on the LCD display, while the right-hand side hosts the volume rockers and the power button. At the back, there are triple rear camera setup and Flash, with the fingerprint scanner occupying the top right center space.

Based on the display, Camon 12 features a big 6.52 inches IPS LCD display with a Dot-shaped notch housing the front camera. The display has a screen resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels with 19.5:9 aspect ratio for good quality viewing experience.

Camera and Battery

For optics, Tecno Camon 12 hosts triple camera setup at the back panel, which includes a 16MP main camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and an 8MP ultra-wide angle shooter. The cameras are fully equipped to shoot quality pictures. At the front, Tecno iced the new device with a 16MP sharp selfie camera with dual-LED flash for superb selfie shots.

On the battery department, Camon 12 rocks better battery capacity than the Phantom 9. The 4000mAh non-removable Li-ion battery supplies long-lasting power to the device. Sadly, there is no fast charge technology on board, but it is worth the offering price.

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Hardware and Software

Tecno Camon 12 Price is affordable and the specifications include: 4000mAh battery triple camera sensors, 16MP front camera, 64GB internal storage, and powered by MediaTek Helio P22 chipset
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The new Camon 12 is driven by the MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22 CPU, along with a 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal space that can be upgraded to 256GB with MicroSD card for maximum performance and storage space. For graphics, the PowerVR GE8322 takes care of that area and makes sure you get the best gaming experience.

Software-wise, the phone runs on Android v9.0 (Pie) based on HiOS v5.5.

Tecno Camon 12 Price in Nigeria and Availability

The phone was officially released on September 5 at the price of $126, which is approximately N46,000 in Nigeria.  The device, by what we have gathered so far is now available in the market and comes with three color options to choose from(Dark Jade, Dawn Blue, Sky Cyan). You can check Jumia Nigeria to get yours or any mobile phone shop near you.

Tecno Camon 12 Full Specifications


Display6.52″ (16.56 cm)
Storage64 GB
Camera16 MP + 2 MP + 8MP
Battery4000 mAh
Ram4 GB
Launch Date In IndiaSeptember 5, 2019


Fingerprint Sensor PositionRear
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass
Fingerprint SensorYes


Operating SystemAndroid v9.0 (Pie)
Sim SlotsDual SIM, GSM+GSM
ModelCamon 12
Launch DateSeptember 5, 2019
Sim SizeSIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano
Network4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint SensorYes


Audio Jack3.5 mm


ChipsetMediaTek Helio P22
GraphicsPowerVR GE8322
ProcessorOcta-core, 2 GHz, Cortex A53
Architecture64 bit
Ram4 GB


Thickness8.2 mm
Width75.8 mm
Weight179 grams
Height165.97 mm
ColorsDark Jade, Sky Cyan, Dawn Blue


Display TypeIPS LCD
Aspect Ratio19:9
Bezel-less DisplayYes with Dot notch
Screen To Body Ratio Claimed By The Brand85.1 %
Pixel Density274 ppi
Screen To Body Ratio Calculated81.52 %
Screen Size6.52 inches (16.56 cm)
Screen Resolution720 x 1520 pixels
Touch ScreenYes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch


Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable MemoryYes Up to 256 GB
USB Otg SupportYes


SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Image Resolution4128 x 3096 Pixels
AutofocusYes Phase Detection autofocus
Shooting ModesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Resolution8 MP Front Camera
Physical ApertureF1.8
FlashYes LED Flash


Capacity4000 mAh


WifiYes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n
Wifi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
BluetoothYes v5.0
Usb ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging, microUSB 2.0
Network Support4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
GpsYes with A-GPS
Sim 14G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5)

3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz

2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz

GPRS: Available


Sim SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Sim 24G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5)

3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz

2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz

GPRS: Available

EDGE: Available