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Tecno Camon 12 Air

Tecno Camon 12 Air
$129
Brand: Tecno
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.55-inch 720 x 1520 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera 16 + 5 + 2 MP Back / 8 MP front
  • Storage 32/64 GB
  • RAM 3/64 GB
  • CPU Octa-core or Quad-core CPUs @2.0GHz
  • OS Android 9.0 (Pie); HiOS v5.5

Our Rating

The review rating is based on accessment of the device by experts, and opinions of trusted YouTube reviewers.

9.2
  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 9 / 10
  • Camera Quality 9 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 9 / 10
  • Battery Performance 10 / 10

Overview

Tecno Camon 12 Air brings back a forgotten memory, with an interesting display-O screen. The Camon series is not always got an ‘Air’ version. The first we saw was few years ago, when the company introduced the CX Air, alongside the Camon CX. Other Camon series since then had been without the ‘Air’ version except the just announced Camon 12-series, which is also the first time Tecno is launching 3 variants of it camon device Ina single launch event.

Now the most interesting part of the Camon 12 Air is the screen. The device does not only have a large 6.55-inch HD+ display, but came with a punch hole display, (Display-O) wherein the front facing camera is hidden. This means that the phone should have relatively compact body despite it large screen estate. The display uses IPS panel, with 720 x 1600 pixels resolution, and boast above 85% screen-to-body.

The device is available in two versions. The Asian version, powered by an Octa-core Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 CPU clocked at 2.0GHz, along with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, and the African version powered by a Quad-core Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 CPU at 2.0GHz with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, with PowerVR GE8320 GPU and storage expansion options on both sides

On the camera department, the Camon 12 Air packs triple sensors at the back, a combination of 16M + 5MP + 2MP sensors, while leaving the selfie duties to be handle by single 8-megapixel sensors, hidden in the hole upfront.

It also comes with a rear placed fingerprint scanner and support 4G LTE network on it dual card slots. Since this is a semi tablet, a 4000mAh battery is built in, to supply the device with current, while ensuring that users are not denied the latest Android 9.0 moniker, through Tecno’s own proprietary HiOS v5.5. Other key specifications and silent features of the Tecno Camon 12 Air are contained in the table below.

Full Specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network Bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700)
5G Network Bands Does not have support for 5G Network
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps

LAUNCH

Also Known As -
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BODY

Dimensions 166 x 75.8 x 8.2 mm (6.54 x 2.98 x 0.32 in)
Weight 170.7 g (6.03 oz)
Build Front/back glass, aluminum frame
SIM Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.55 inches, 100.2 cm2 (~84.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~263 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System Android 9.0 (Pie)
- HiOS 5.5
Chipset Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 - Africa Version
Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 - Asian Version
CPU Quad-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53) - Africa Version
Octa-core CPU (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 and 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53) - Asian Version
GPU PowerVR GE8320

MEMORY

RAM + ROM 3 GB RAM - African Version
4GB RAM - Asian Version
Card Slot Yes, up to 256 GB via microSD card (uses dedicated slot)

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Triple Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) 16 + 5 + 2 megapixel main camera
Camera Features Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Sensor size - 1/2.8"
Pixel size - 1.12 μm
Phase detection
6-element lens
Secondary rear camera - 8 MP wide angle lense
Aperture size - f/2.2 (#2)
Third rear camera sensor - 2 MP depth of field lense
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps, 720p@30fps

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 8-megapixel
Camera Features Face Beautification
HDR+
scene recognition
AI FaceID
Dual-LED
Video Resolution 720p@30fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Chin, below display
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
NFC
GPS Yes
FM Radio Yes, with FM Radio

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
Wireless Charging No
Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 29 hours
Stand-by Up to 400 hours

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable

User Reviews and Opinions

15 COMMENTS

  1. I BOUGHT CAMON 12 AIR IN SLOT THOUGH THEY CHANGED IT, THE FRONT CAMERA WAS BAD APART FROM THAT THE PHONE IS VERY BAD. PLS DONT BUY IT BETTER GO FOR CAMON 12 AND SAVE UR SELF STRESS AND ANGER

  2. I just want to know, does the camon 12 air have an amoled screen or an lcd screen cos wat am seeing here is different from wat i saw elsewhere, nd does it always come with the transparent back cover nd a glass screen protector?.

  3. Please I want to know what causes this camon 12 air to stop responding to commands????,,that is something normally appears on it as “no command for about 30 minutes.
    Plz help me solve it

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