Less than a year after the Tecno Camon 15 Premier's existence, Tecno is back with a follow-up smartphone dubbed the Tecno Camon 16 Premier, which comes in as Tecno's first true mid-range smartphone. It packs in a set of improved cameras, alongside a spec sheet that bears a resemblance to what we have on the Infinix Zero 8.
Tecno Camon 16 Premier Key Specs and Features
● 6.9-inch IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2460 Pixels, (374 PPI )
● Android 10.0; HIOS 7.0
● Octa-Core MediaTek Helio G90T Processor (12nm)
● 8GB RAM
● 128GB Built-in Storage, with Micro-SD Support
● Fingerprint Sensor (Side Mounted)
● 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Quad Camera
● 48MP + 8MP Dual Selfie Camera
● Fast Charging (33W Capacity)
● 4500 mAh Non-Removable Battery
Tecno has taken its Tecno phone design a couple of notches higher. As the flagship phone of the year for the company, the Tecno Camon 16 premier is a masterpiece with an artistic design, professional imaging quality, and powerful performance. Tecno has always been able to use their products to blend tech and fashion seamlessly.
Presently, Tecno Camon 16 Premier is the most beautiful Tecno phone made by the company with extremely alluring exterior design. The body design adopted by the Tecno Camon 16 Premier instead of the diamond mosaic camera setup design on zero 8 gives it originality. This new chassis design features a square camera module on the rear housing quad cameras 7 and an LED flash. You will also find the Tecno and Camon branding on the rear, indicating its a Tecno phone.
The premium feel of the Tecno Camon 16 Premier is as a result of the glass metallic-like back cover and 3D glass on the front with narrow bezels and slightly curved edges. This Tecno phone model is surprisingly thin and easy to grip without a fear that it is slipping off your fingers, with a 170.6 × 77.2 × 9.1 mm dimension.
Some of the things Tecno decided to lay to waste are The rear-mounted capacitive fingerprint sensor and the pop-up selfie camera present in Tecno Camon 15 Premier. Rather they opted for a camera cut-out on display. Colour options are a bit restricted on this Tecno phone, so enthusiasts will have to settle for just one colour, as it comes only in Glacier silver.
In the viewing experience, the zero distraction provided by the Tecno Camon 16 Premier results from the 6.9-inches FHD dual-dot display features. This IPS LCD bezel-less screen offers a truly immersive, wider, and brighter visual experience. The screen also offers a 1080 x 2460 resolution of 1080 x 2460 pixels, resulting in 374 PPI per density.
The 90Hz refresh rate is the hallmark of the display numbers as it helps ensure it is suitable for gaming, reading, and watching videos as it provides a stunning visual experience. In short, the refresh rate promises a smoother deployment of UI elements. Even under the sun, you're sure to get the best result because the screen has a brightness of up to 480 nits.
Furthermore, the Camon 16 Premier has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 88.7% screen-to-body ratio, contributing to a wonderful and much broader full view experience. This device also produces display colour up to 16 million, which gives the device a colourful, clearer, more immersive viewing experience from watching videos to playing games.
Due to the impression gained from the previous Tecno Camon smartphones, the camera department on the Tecno Camon series's smartphones is undoubtedly the most anticipated feature. Tecno this year is offering enthusiasts a camera combo that can easily compete with some mid-range top players — like Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro — in the market.
On the rear, the Tecno Camon 16 Premier features a quad rear camera setup. It comprises a 64MP primary camera with an f1/9 aperture, an 8MP ultrawide camera with an f2/3 aperture, a 2MP dedicated video camera with an f/2.4 aperture, and a 2MP depth camera. Videos capped at 4K@30fps can be shot with this camera's combo. This camera's combo also offers video records at 1080p@30fps and 720p@960fps.
A dual front camera setup means the selfies, making it the first of its kind in the Tecno Camon series. This dual-camera setup comprises a 48MP primary camera with an f/2.2 aperture and an 8MP ultrawide camera with an f/2.2 aperture. Videos capped at 1080p@30fps can be recorded with this setup. For brighter results, it supports an LED flash system.
Hardware and Software
The Tecno Camon 16 Premier shines like the top of the line camera for Tecno smartphones and the most powerful Tecno smartphone ever created, a true mid-range phone. The Tecno Camon 16 Premier being called a true mid-range phone sounds a bit odd because it's not coming from the phantom series. Onboard is an Octa-core MediaTek Helio G90T processor, the same as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro.
The Tecno Camon 16 Premier features a Mali-G76 MC4 GPU, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and a non-removable 4500mAh battery. It features a HiOS 7 user interface running on the Android 10 operating system. The 33W fast charging mechanism that promises to charge up to 70% within 30 minutes makes it truly superb.
Tecno Camon 16 Premier Price and Availability
The Tecno Camon 16 Premier costs around $302, and that is equivalent to 115,800 Naira in Nigeria, 1,746 GHC in Ghana, and 32,747 KHS in Kenya.
Tecno Camon 16 Premier Specs
Here are the full specifications of the Tecno Camon 16 Premier smartphone:
: Android 10, HiOS 7.0Processor
: Octa-core MediaTek Helio G90T (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)GPU
: Mali-G76 MC4Memory
: 8GB RAMColours
: Glacial SilverDimension
: 170.61mm x 77.18mm x 9.1 mmWeight
: –SIM Type
: Nano-SIMSIM Count
: 6.9-inch IPS LCD Display 1080 x 2460 Pixels, HDR10+, 90Hz Refresh Rate, 374 PPIScreen Protection
: –Foldable Display
: 64MP (Primary) f/1.9 + 8MP (Ultrawide) f/2.3 + 2MP (Dedicated Video Camera) f/2.4 + 2MP (Dedicated Video Camera)Rear Camera Features
: Penta-LED flash, panorama, HDR, 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EISFront Camera
: 48MP (Primary) f/2.2 + 8MP (Ultrawide) f/2.2 Camera
: 128GBMemory Card Support
: microSDXC (dedicated slot)Bundled Cloud Storage
Network Support2G GSM
: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 19002G CDMA 1X
: –3G WCDMA
: 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 21003G CDMA EVDO
: –4G LTE
Internet & ConnectivityGPRS
: YesCDMA EVDO
: –4G LTE
: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi DirectWi-Fi Hotspot
: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LENFC
: NoInfrared Blaster
: NoUSB Port
: USB 2.0, USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
: YesInstant Messaging
: YesPush Emails
: YesEmail Protocol
: YesVideo Player
: YesFM Radio
: Yes3.5mm Jack
: Yes, Google Maps
Sensors & ControlDigital Compass
: YesProximity Sensor
: YesLight Sensor
: –Heart Rate Monitor
: –Fingerprint Scanner
: –Iris Scanner
: –Face Unlock
: –Stylus Pen
: –Intelligent Digital Assistant
: Yes, Google AssistantMotion Sensing / Gesture Control
: –Voice Control
Other FeaturesVideo Streaming
: YesActive Noise Cancellation
: YesWireless Charging
: NoBuilt-in Mobile Payment
: –Water Resistant
: NoDust Resistant
: NoImage Editor
: YesVideo Editor
: –Document Viewer
: –Document Editor
: Non-removable 4500mAh Li-Po BatteryTalktime
: –Standby Time
: –Fast Charging