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Tecno Camon 12

Tecno Camon 12
Brand: Tecno
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.52-inch 720 x 1600 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera 16 MP + 2 MP + 8 MP Main/ 16 MP front
  • Memory 4GB RAM with 64GB ROM
  • Platform Helio P22 / Android 9

Our Rating

The rating is based on the opinions of users and reliable reviewers.

  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 8 / 10
  • Camera Quality 9 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 9 / 10
  • Battery Performance 10 / 10

Tecno Camon 12 Highlights and Overview

The Camon 12 is the latest camera centric mobile phone from Tecno Mobility, and as well as the direct successor of last year’s Tecno camon 11. The device is powered by the Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 CPU, along with PowerVR GE8322 GPU, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, expandable up 256GB via SD card. The display on the device is a 6.52-inches IPS HD+ display, with 720 x 1600 pixels resolution, and a 19.5:9 ratio. The device makes use of the Waterdrop notch Cut-out, which holds the front facing camera.

On the camera department, you are getting a triple camera sensors, comprising of a 16-megapixel main sensor, a 2-megapixel depth sensor and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens. On the front, Tecno made use of a single 16-megapixel front-facing camera hidden in the U-shaped notch cut-out above the screen, with dual LED flash kept to either side of the screen.

The device has a rear placed fingerprint scanner at the back. It also have support for dual Nano-SIMs, with 4G LTE networks. And to carter for the large display, there is a built-in 4000mAh battery, and of course, the hardwares are unified together on an Android 9.0 (Pie) based on HiOS v5.5. Other key specifications and silent features of the Tecno Camon 12 smartphone are detailed in the specs table below.

Tecno Camon 12 Full Specifications and Features


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 No support for 5G Network modem
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps


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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 Premium Plastic
SIM Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.52 inches, 102.6 cm2 (~81.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)


Operating System Android 9.0 (Pie) HiOS v5.5
Chipset Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)
CPU Octa-core CPU (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 and 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU PowerVR GE8320


Card Slot Yes, up to 256GB via microSD card


Camera Type Triple Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) 16 MP + 2 MP + 8 MP Main cameras
Camera Features Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Scene mode
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps


Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 16-megapixel
Camera Features FaceID
AI Beauty
Video Resolution 720p@30fps


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


Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP
FM Radio Yes


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 28 hours
Stand-by Up to 680 hours


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

Tecno Camon 12 User Reviews and Opinions

Comments 64

  1. PressPlay says:

    Hi, this is definitely an amazing phone and I’m loving it already. But I want to ask on the cellular network, I want to know if it has ‘4G only’ feature? Because my internet sim works with 4g only sim. Thank you!

    • You might need to wait a longer time before you get the right answer to this question. Perhaps until review units start flying.. Or you could simply visit any Tecno outlet, and request to test the feature yourself.
      I have a Tecno device that has this feature right with me, but anytime I activate 4G only, it disables voice calls, because the device does not have voice over LTE network.

    • Meshack Moses says:

      Yes it works best in 4G, but even in 3G and 2G network

  2. meshack odunowe says:

    How much is the phone

  3. Becky says:

    Please where can i get the phone

  4. Donald says:

    Got one on 7th Sep. it’s an awesome one from Tecno, am enjoying every bit of it. kudos.

  5. Ezeomedo Augustina says:

    Does it hv gorilla screen

  6. Anita Single says:

    Please when is the Camon 12 coming on gh market

  7. Freedom says:

    Can the camon display images that are sent in email attachments?

    • Abdulrazaq Tunji Ade says:

      How many series is this Camon 12? I will (Inshaa Allahu) get one at the end of this month Sept., I hope I will not be disappointed as I really enjoyed other series of Camon.


    I just got canon 11, about a month ago. Pls, is there anyway l can change it with Canon 12. Probably, by adding money yo it.

  9. chinenye ifeoma says:

    Please i need the phone but i want to know the exact amount

  10. chris says:

    amazing specs on this camon 12, TECNO mobile really did good on this one.

  11. Adesina dorathy says:

    Can I swap with techno ponvoir 2 at least add money to swap with?

  12. nosa says:

    this phone is very nice

  13. Adeola Johnson says:

    I wish to buy a Techno Canon 12

  14. Musiano says:

    hello, pls how much is this tecno camon 12 in cameroon qnd where can i get it here in cameroon

  15. Christina mwandira says:

    Is techno 12 pro water resistant

  16. David says:

    Please where can I get this camon 12 pro in Abuja?

  17. Suraj says:

    Does glo 4G sim work with it?. Although I know glo 4G is on band 28, and band 28 is listed on this phone’s 4G network bands, I would still like to know if anybody has practical experience of glo 4G working on it.


  18. Ibrahim Abdul Rahaman says:

    i want swap with my LG . G5. do i have to add some amount ?if yes,how much do i have to add. i want the Tecno camon 12.i love tecno product paaaa…. they are best of all in the world.

  19. Ridwan says:

    Am in love wit that phone

  20. Olagoke says:

    Hello, Does Tecno camon 12 screen stretch beside the front camera ?

  21. Dhyey patel says:

    Should I buy camon 12 air or camon 12 pls reply it’s urgent

  22. nightghost says:

    does it really have a compass?
    I saw some where else that it doesn’t

  23. kenneth shanzekule says:


  24. nkwanga Ismail says:

    how do you set up an LED flash lights notifications on tecno camon 12

    • kislru Tanzania says:

      whatspp +255742293294 I’ll help you.

      • Ann says:

        Hello, kindly help how to set the notification light

  25. Kandiman says:

    Is camon 12 a water resistant phone?

  26. Steve Alexander says:

    How long does it take to fully charge the phone?

  27. Steven says:

    why tecno camon 12 it has no front flash right

  28. Frank Larry says:

    My love for Tecno phone is something else, considering the fact that is very cheap

  29. Wisdom Oviasu says:

    Is the tecno camon 12 a water resistant and a dust resistant

  30. Kabaseke Hildah says:

    Is camon12 capable of working minus sdcard without distortion in the near future?

  31. Sunday says:

    Pls is Tecno camon water resistant??

  32. Phili says:

    How can I send 50 sms st ago

  33. Micky says:

    My tecno canon 12 has a problem of network when am trying to make a call its tells that cellular network not available how can I sove it

  34. Okey says:

    My tecno camon 12 front flashlight doesn’t come up during WhatsApp video call, how may I solve this problem

    • Does the front light come up when using the front camera at night to record video, but does not work when using it on WhatsApp or it does not work at all?

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We CANNOT guarantee 100% accuracy for the specification table above.