Tecno Camon 12: Review, specifications, and price

Tecno Camon 12

Tecno Mobile, one of the best African preferred android phone providers, has a new mobile phone release called Tecno Camon 12, which comes with a whole lot of new features mostly focused on improved camera technology.

Tecno Camon 12, which is the successor of last year’s Tecno Camon 11, was released on the 6th of September 2019 and will start selling for ₦47,500.

Just like the Tecno Phantom 9, The Camon 12 product has an awesome A.I-powered front camera with face ID. With this, you can unlock your phone with just your face, and also take an ultra-clear selfie of yourself.

The device is powered by the Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 CPU, along with PowerVR GE8322 GPU, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB with an SD card which is decent for phones released nowadays.

For the camera, you get a Triple-rear camera: a 16-megapixel main sensor, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens. It also makes use of a single 16-megapixel front-facing camera hidden on the tear-drop notch above the screen, with dual-LED flash kept to either side of the notch.

For the screen, Tecno Camon 12 is measured at 6.52-inches IPS HD+ display, with 720 x 1600 pixels resolution, and a 19.5:9 ratio.

The device has a rear placed fingerprint scanner, has support for dual Nano-SIMs for up to 4G LTE networks.

To power the device, Tecno puts in a non-removable 4000mAh battery, and the phone also runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) based on HiOS v5.5. 

It comes in Dawn Blue, Dark Jade, Sky Cyan.

See other Detailed specs and price in the table below.

Detailed Specs of Tecno Camon 12

Release dateSeptember 2019
ColorsDawn Blue, Dark Jade, Sky Cyan
PriceFrom ₦47,500 ( $132 )
SimDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie) HiOS 5.5
TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.52 inches
Resolution720 x 1600 pixels
Selfie cameraSingle: 16MP
FaceID, HDR, AI Beauty, dual-LED
Main cameraTriple: 16MP, 2MP and 8MP
Autofocus, Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, Geotagging, Panorama, HDR, Touch focus, Face detection, White balance settings, ISO settings, Exposure compensation, Self-timer, Scene mode
Inbuilt memory64GB
Memory card supportUp to 256GB
WLAN / Wi-FiYes
BluetoothYes: Version 5.0
USBYes: Version 2.2
EarphoneYes: 3.5mm jack
Proximity sensorYes
FingerprintYes: Back
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh
ChargingNormal charge

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Network and Sim

Tecno Camon 12 has Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) slots and supports 2G, 3G and 4G LTE Network. The internet speed for 3G can reach 42.2/5.76 Mbps, and 4G LTE reaches 150/50 Mbps.


Camon 12 comes with a screen display of 6.52 inches, makes use of the IPS HD+ display technology. Its screen resolution is 1600 x 720 pixel.

This display is awesome for a phone as cheap as this.

Operating System (OS) and Processor

It comes with Tecno’s HiOS 5.5, built on Android version 9 (Pie) and is powered by an Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor along with a PowerVR GE8320 GPU.


Tecno Camon 12 uses a 4 GB of RAM memory, and an Internal Memory (ROM) of 64 GB.

You could expand the storage space via the micro-SD for up to 256 GB. It also uses a Dedicated Slot.


Tecno Camon 12 is all about the camera. The front (Selfie) camera has an AI face id built on a 16MP camera and tiny twin flash beside it.

The back camera on the other hand, uses a Triple-rear camera: a 16-megapixel main sensor, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens.


The battery is capacity is 4000 mAh. It is made with the Li-Po battery technology, it is non-removable and would last for about a day on average usage.

Author: G-will Chijioke

Udedibia God'swill Chijioke is a freelance WordPress Developer and a Tech-savvy that is addicted to Android Phones

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