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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

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

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.

Tecno camon 12 specifications features and price

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.

Tecno camon 12 colors

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


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
GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection. Yes
EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection. Yes
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Also Known As Alternative names for gadgets, as called in other markets or countries Tecno Camon 12
Announced 2019, September
Status Available. Released 2019, September


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 Build refers to the built quality of the device Premium Plastic
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) 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)
Touch Screen Yes, up to 5 fingers
Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Scratch Resistant Glass
- 2.5D Curved Glass
- HiOS 5.5


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 9.0 (Pie) HiOS v5.5
Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)
CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Octa-core CPU (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 and 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. PowerVR GE8320


RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 4 GB
Storage Capacity 64 GB
Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes, up to 256GB via microSD card
Phonebook Practically Unlimited
Call Record Practically Unlimited


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 [email protected]
LED Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) Yes, Quad-LED flash
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Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 16-megapixel
Camera Features FaceID
AI Beauty
Video Resolution [email protected]
LED Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) Yes, dual-LED flash
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Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Chin, below display
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack
Sound Enhancements Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic


USB Micro USB 2.0, USB OTG
Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes
FM Radio Yes


Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
Fast Charging No
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. 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
Music Play Up to 38 hours
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Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Colors Dawn Blue, Dark Jade, Sky Cyan
Java Support Java for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications. No
Messages SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Games Yes, Downloadable from Google Play store
Additional Features - WMV/RV/MP4/3GP player
- MP3/WMA/WAV/RA/AAC/M4A player
- Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Push to talk
- Voice command/dial
- Organizer
Box Contents What is in the box, What is the box content, What accessories is in the box - Tecno Camon 12
- Charging Brick
- USB cable
- User Manual
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Tecno Camon 12 - User opinions and reviews

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!

    • Ekpa, Stephen Monday says:

      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.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes it Has a 4g 3g and 2g so you can use it on any but it supports 4g mostly

      • Frank says:

        It can be done even if I doesn’t have it…
        Just dial *#*#4636#*#* and choose 4G LTE only

    • 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

    • Ekpa, Stephen Monday says:

      N47500 in Nigeria

      • Victor says:

        Pls sir, is it 4GB ram and 64GB ROM you bought with #47500?

      • Ekpa, Stephen Monday says:

        Notice that my response was a year ago, and lot of things have change since then, especially price wise. I’ll recommend you check jumia or slot for update price

  3. Becky says:

    Please where can i get the phone

    • Ekpa, Stephen Monday says:

      From any reliable Tecno store. But you might need to wait until next week

  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?

    • Ekpa, Stephen Monday says:

      Yes. Very well. Just don’t overload it. The 64GB internal storage is far enough!

  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

    • Ekpa, Stephen Monday says:

      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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