“At TECNO, we do not adopt a one-size-fits-all approach in developing our products. We take insights from our consumers’ habits, preferences and needs to develop the next ground-breaking product that fits perfectly into their lifestyle and consequently displace the competition.” – Andy Yan, Vice President, TECNO
Africa’s leading premium phone maker, TECNO, recently launched its latest smartphone duo – the CAMON X and CAMON X Pro in a glamorous event held at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos, Nigeria. The CAMON duo, which is the latest in the CAMON series, feature deluxe advancements and designs and are poised to become the best camera smartphones for 2018.
Speaking of the duo’s uniqueness, Stephen Ha, General Manager of TECNO, reemphasized the brand’s willingness to look into setting up local production lines in Nigeria. “Nigeria is a key interest market for us and we have considered setting up a massive factory here that will not only create a lot of jobs for Nigerians but also empower her millennials with key interests in technology to get hands-on and be more involved in the development and design of the world next revolutionary smartphones”, he said.
Features and specifications of CAMON X Pro
Sleek appearance – TECNO CAMON X Pro is a sleek plastic beauty that comes in three colours, gold, black and grey. It has a 6.0 FHD+2.5D corning third glass, an 18:9 full view screen, with a screen-to-body ratio reaching up to 75 percent. The CAMON X Pro also flaunts a 16-megapixel rear camera with a ring flash and 24-megapixel front camera with dual flash and background bokeh that creates strikingly beautiful selfies with little interference from the background.
Improved productivity – The CAMON X Pro has a non-removable 3750mAh fast-charging battery that could last for 48 hours when fully charged. It is equipped with a modest Octa-Core 2.0 GHz MediaTek MT6763 chipset processor and a 4GB RAM for a smooth and lag-free operation. Plus a 64GB ROM that is expandable to 128GB via MicroSD card.
Swift connectivity/Super sensitive sensor – The new device comes with a dual micro sim setup and ultra-fast 4G LTE connectivity, plus a face ID/recognition sensor and a fingerprint sensor on the rear. The face ID uses a detailed depth map of the face to recognize its owner and is more functional than the fingerprint sensor.
The brand also unveiled a new smartphone series called the F Series; mid-range smartphones that come with impressive processing memory and as is the norm, commendable cameras.
Features and specifications of the F series
The TECNO F series dons full display IPS Touchscreen, 2-megapixel front cameras for F1 and F2, and 5-megapixel front cameras for POP1 (F3). All of which feature wide-degree selfie panorama which will enable users to rotate the device from side-to-side and consequently enable them to take stunning wide-angle selfies.
TECNO F series is powered by Android™ Oreo™ (Go Edition) which is optimized to offer consumers lots of benefits including a smooth and fast experience for devices with 1GB of RAM or even less, then provide new and reimagined Google apps for entry-level smartphones including Google Go, YouTube Go, and the Google Assistant for Android (Go edition) with enhanced data efficiency.
The TECNO F1 will come with superb data offering for MTN subscribers. These subscribers will have access to enjoy 100 percent data bonus on every MTN data bundle purchased for six months. While the TECNO F2 will offer 9Mobile customers 2GB instant bonus, plus 100 percent bonus on all data plans purchased for the first 6-months after purchase. And another 50 percent bonus on all data plans purchased for the subsequent six months. Furthermore, for every 1GB data plan purchased, these lucky consumers will have access to an extra 500MB data for daily video streaming for fourteen additional days.
Teju Ajani, Country Manager, Android, Nigeria, said the software company is excited to see TECNO take the next step towards bringing computing to more people by launching Android Oreo (Go edition) phones. “Android Oreo (Go edition) is specifically optimised to bring the magic of Google and Android to smartphones with limited memory and processing power.”
According to Arif Chowdhury, another Vice President of TECNO, the brand is delighted to have partnered with Google. “As the mobile industry continues to evolve and consumers continue to ask for more, we are certain that with our expertise and resourceful partnerships with the likes of Google, we will be able to effectively cater for the needs of mobile phone consumers in emerging markets across the world”, he said.
Honourable Adebayo Shittu, Nigeria’s Minister of Communication who was present at the launch congratulated TECNO on their accomplishments in Africa and appealed to them to set up a production line in Nigeria just as they have done in Ethiopia. “I want to appeal to TECNO Mobile that we are ready to partner with you… We will assist you in every possible way to encourage you”, he said.