Taking notes from Vivo
A few weeks ago, Tecno announced the Camon 20 Premier. The company took inspiration from the Tecno POVA 4 when designing this camera-centric phone, as well as Vivo for that ring flash. The rear features a rocky-like pattern (Tecno calls it lychee pattern) and textured back. Looking at the top of the phone, it appears that it has an IR Blaster.
Just like the Camon 19 Premier, the phone is once again focused on bringing midrange-tier cameras at a budget-friendly price. The phone even comes with laser autofocus which allows for quick and near-instantaneous focusing be it on the macro range or periscope range. Although, the phone lacks a telephoto sensor.
Since the phone is all about cameras, it’s appropriate we discuss that one first. The primary camera is a 50MP RGBW camera with sensor-shift OIS. This allows for very accurate colour reproduction as well as steady video. Up next is the 108MP ultrawide which, due to its megapixel resolution, can also function as a macro camera. Finally, we have the 2MP depth sensor that is surrounded by what the company calls “Octa Ring flash”. This flash is designed to bring natural light diffusion to every portrait shot and hence why it is placed here. At the bottom is your laser focus. Surprisingly, for a Tecno phone, all cameras, aside from the 2MP bokeh, are functional. The phone also comes with a 32MP selfie camera.
In terms of display, you’re looking at a non-curved 6.67″ FullHD+ (2400x1080px) AMOLED with 120Hz refresh rate and 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut. It is worth noting that this display enhanced your viewing experience thanks to its accurate colour reproduction and immersion.
The chipset inside is the MediaTek Dimensity 8050 which is not new. What you’re actually using is a rebranded MediaTek Dimensity 1300 paired with 8GB RAM (+8GB Virtual RAM) and up to 512GB internal storage.
Tecno is supplying the phone with a 45W power brick to charge the 5000mAh battery inside. It runs HiOS 12.6 based on Android 13.
It has an in-display fingerprint scanner, 5G services, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6/6e, and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity. It also features a MicroSD Card slot and a Dual Nano-SIM slot. Moreover, it has a 3.5mm jack and stereo speakers certified with Hi-Res Audio.
It is not yet available in the Philippines but we’ll let you know once it is. There are two colours to choose from: Dark Welkin or Serenity Blue.
It is available in Nigeria, the company’s primary market. It would also be soon available in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and South Asia.
- 6.67″ FullHD+ (2400x1080px) AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut, 1920Hz hi-frequency PWM Dimming
- MediaTek Dimensity 8050 (MediaTek Dimensity 1300) (6nm)
- Liquid Cooling, VC Graphene Cooling
- 50MP (Primary), f/1.77, 1/1.5″, 23mm, RGBW, Sensor-shift OIS
- 108MP (Ultrawide/Macro), f/2.2, 13mm, 114.5° FOV, PDAF
- 2MP (Depth), f/2.4
- Laser AF, Portrait softlight
- FRONT: 32MP, f/2.45, 1/1.28″, 80.6° FOV
- HiOS 12.6 based on Android 13
- 5000mAh, 45W fast charging
- USB-C, 3.5mm jack, Stereo Speakers, IR Blaster, In-display fingerprint scanner
- 5G services, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6/6e, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, Hi-Res Audio (wired and wireless)
- Serenity Blue, Dark Welkin
- 8/512: TBA
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