Tecno mobility has launched the Camon 15 Air, the direct successor to the Tecno Camon 12 Air in Nigeria after launching the device in India in February. It is the younger sibling of the Tecno Camon 15.
Commenting on the launch, Tecno stated that the Camon 15 Air,
“Featured with 48MP clear lens, every shot taken by CAMON 15 Air deserves the compliment of high quality clearness and fine texture. Ultra clear photos are readily available. Supporting 8x zooming, enlarge the photo after taking a shot, the clearness and fineness of the picture would definitely surprise you. The small details that naked eyes cannot see will be authentically captured and recorded by CAMON 15 Air. Click the shooting to capture beautiful view and unforgettable memories, find the hidden wonder around you.”
This is how the Camon 15 Air differs from the 12 Air.
|OS||Android 10.0 q|
|Display||6.6 inch Dot In Display|
|Camera||48 MP main + 5MP 115° ultra-wide-angle lens + 2MP camera for macro, +Ultra Night Lens supported by DSP chip rear, 8 MP selfie|
|RAM||3 GB RAM|
|Storage||64 GB Expandable to 256 GB|
|Processor||MediaTek Helio P35, Octa Core, 2.35 GHz|
|Security||Face ID and Fingerprint ID|
Design and Display
The Tecno Camon 15 Air chose the Dot-In (fancy name for hole in screen) display as against the Infinity U display on the Camon 12. There is a single flash on the thin panel, a downgrade from the dual-LED flash on its predecessor.
The right-hand side contains the volume control and power buttons. The left side holds the SIM and memory card tray. There is a bezel at the bottom to maintain structural integrity.
Going to the back of the phone, we have a vertical camera set up arranged at the top left side with a quad flashlight and the Camon brand. The Fingerprint sensor is present too but placed a little bit closer to the top. The Tecno brand is at the bottom middle.
The base of the phone houses the 3.5mm audio jack, dedicated microphone, USB 2.0 and the external speaker. Thone has a plastic build with a good gradient design.
Coming to the display, the phone has a 6.6 inch display panel made of IPS LCD. It retains the Camon 12 display resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels, and a 20:8 aspect ratio. Screen-to-body ratio has not been determined but it should be around 85%.
The Camon 15 Air will come in 3 colors namely: Shoal Gold, Fascinating Purple, and Dark Jade
The Camon series is Tecno’s camera series and Camon 15 follows the old tradition of introducing the best camera Tecno has to offer.
The selfie camera features a 8MP camera which is the same as that found on the Tecno Camon 12 Air. There are dual-LED flash available for clearer night shots and also to assist with Face Recognition.
The main upgrade comes on the rear camera that features a 48MP main shooter, 2MP 115° ultra-wide-angle lens, 2MP camera for 2cm macro, Ultra Night Lens supported by DSP chip, f/1.79 aperture. This is an improvement over the 16MP + 8MP + 2MP lens on the Tecno 12. The rear camera is assisted by a quad LED flash.
Tecno phones are well known for software enhancements on their camera phones which sometimes look like overkill.
Hardware Components and Memory
The Tecno Camon Air 15 powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core chipset clocked at 2.0GHz (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53). In the graphics processing department, there is the PowerVR GE8320 with speed clocked at 650MHz
The Tecno Camon 15 Air shares the memory features of the Camon 12 Air in this department. It has a LPDDR3 3GB of RAM space with Memory frequency clocked at 933MHz. There is a 64GB onboard storage space expandable up to 256GB.
Software and Battery Specifications
The Camon 15 Air runs the Android 10 OS under the HiOS 6.0.1 skin. The HiOS may come with some beautiful add-ons like WhatsApp Call recorder, quick tab, bike and game mode, WhatsApp mode, etc. It also comes with a lot of bloatware and adverts that usually piss off users.
The phone has a 5000mAH battery with Safe charge. The battery should last over a day on heavy usage. The phone is expected to be sold around N50,000.
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA|
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G||HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G||LTE Band 1, Band 2, Band 3, Band 4, Band 5, Band 7, band 9, Band 20, Band 28|
|SIM Type||Dual nano-SIM slot|
Design and Display
|Dimensions||169 x75.8 x 8.2 mm|
|Display Resolution||720p HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels)|
|Display Technology||IPS LCD|
|Protection||2.5D Curved Glass|
|Colours||Shoal Gold, Fascinating Purple, and Dark Jade|
Platform and Hardware
|OS||Android 10.0 running under HiOS 6.0.1|
|Processor Name/Technology||MediaTek Helio P22, Cortex A53|
|Number of Processor Cores||8|
|Processor Speed||2.0 GHz|
|Graphics Chipset||PowerVR GE8320|
|Internal Storage||64 GB|
|External Storage||Yes, Up to 256GB|
|Sensors||G-sensor, P-Sensor, Gyro, Touch Sensor, Electronic Compass|
|Front||8 MP Camera 1080 Video @30 fps|
|Rear||48 MP main + 2MP 115° ultra-wide-angle lens + 2MP camera for macro, +Ultra Night Lens supported by DSP chip rear, 8 MP selfie, Led Flash, Quad 1080p Video@30fps|
|Features||Autofocus, Quad LED Flash, Geo Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, Scene Detection, AR, Bokeh|
|Video||FLV, MP4, MKV, AVI, 3GP|
|Audio||WAV, MP3, MP2, ACC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, Vorbis, APE, AAC-Plus V1, AAC-Plus V2, FLAC, WMA, ADPCM|
|Image||Jpeg, Png, Gif, Bmp|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth® 5.0, AD2P LE|
|Battery Capacity||5,000 mAh|
|Security Features||Face ID and Finger Print|
Around ₦ 50,000