Tecno Camon 16 Series Launched With Advanced Cameras & Low Price Tag

The Chinese smartphone OEM Tecno, that was recently under fire for embedding malware in its smartphones, has just announced its new Camon series that will reportedly come with flagship-grade camera specifications.

The series includes Tecno Camon 16 Premier, which is currently available for sale, and the Tecno Camon 16 Pro and the Tecno Camon 16, which will be launched later this month.

Tecno Camon 16 Premier

Design and Display

The smartphone comes with a huge square camera bump at the back and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. It is built around a tall 6.9-inch LCD panel with Full HD+, i.e., 1080p resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, and a pill-shaped punch hole for the dual selfie cameras.

Internals and Storage

Internally, the smartphone is driven by Mediatek MT6785 Helio G90T SoC bundled with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB expandable storage. These specifications are identical to Infinix Zero 8 launched earlier.

Software-wise, it runs on Android 10 topped with HIOS 6.0.


On the back, the smartphone comes with a quad-sensor camera setup with a 64 MP Sony IMX686 sensor as the primary camera along with an 8 MP ultrawide-angle snapper, and two 2 MP units to assist night photos and Portraits.

For selfies, it comes with a dual-sensor setup with 48 MP + 8 MP configuration.

Battery and Pricing

The Tecno Camon 16 Premier packs a 4,500 mAh with 33W fast-charging. It is currently available for sale and costs $275.

  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G76 MC4
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6785 Helio G90T (12 nm)
  • OS: Android 10, HIOS 6.0
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE,
  • Display:
    • LCD capacitive touchscreen, 6.9 inches, 1080 x 2460 pixels resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 90 Hz
  • Memory
    • RAM: 8 GB
    • Internal: 128 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
    • Secondary: 48 MP + 8 MP
  • Connectivity: LTE, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, headphone jack
  • Fingerprint scanner: Yes (side-mounted)
  • Battery: 4500 mAh
  • Price: $275

Tecno Camon 16 Pro and the Tecno Camon 16

The smartphones will sport camera specifications identical to the Premier model. as far as other specifications are concerned, they are still under wraps. More details will be revealed as the launch date nears.