Tecno Mobile has launched its latest offering into its Camon device series, the Tecno Camon 17. The device was spotted on Google play console listing in early March, which exposes some of the device specifications. The Camon 17 device has now made its official debut in Kenya.
The Camon 17 device features a high refresh rate display, a MediaTek gaming chipset – which also means good performance and a great gaming experience, and it packs a large battery. Now, let’s take a look at the device specs, features, price, and availability.
TECNO CAMON 17 is built around a 6.6-inch HD+ hole-punch LCD panel with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels, 267 PPI, 90Hz refresh rate, and has a 90% screen-to-body ratio.
With MediaTek Helio G85 SoC gaming chipset onboard, the device promises a great performance having a 90Hz refresh rate display present and up to 6GB of RAM for smooth processing. The device will have no problem handling demanding games like Call of Duty: Mobile, PUBG and others. It’s a gaming smartphone anyway.
As for the storage, it comes with 128GB internal storage which can be expanded further via a MicroSD card slot.
The TECNO Camon 17 comes with a triple camera setup on the rear that is aligned vertically on a slightly huge bump along with a quad-LED flash. The camera setup includes a 48MP Samsung S5KGM1ST03 (GM1) primary sensor, a QVGA GalaxyCore GC6153 sensor, and a 2MP GalaxyCore GC02M1B depth sensor.
Also, there is a traditional fingerprint sensor at its usual spot and a large ‘TECNO CAMON’ branding printed on the body of the phone. You can still cover that up with a custom phone case if you don’t like it.
Coming to the front, the phone houses a 16MP Samsung S5K3P9SP04 sensor for selfies and video calls inside the punch-hole that is placed on the top left corner of the device.
The phone’s build is of plastic and measures 164.5 x 76.5 x 8.95mm in dimensions.
TECNO CAMON 17 runs the company’s HiOS 7.6 skin based on Android 11 out of the box and is fueled by a 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging via a MicroUSB port.
Other notable features include dual 4G LTE, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, and GNSS, and yes, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors include – Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, and proximity sensor.
TECNO CAMON 17 Price and Availability
The TECNO CAMON 17 will be available in Frost Silver, Deep Sea, and Tranquil Green colour options. The (4GB + 128GB) is priced at KSh 18,899 ($175.32) in Kenya. The price of the 6GB + 128GB variant, however, hasn’t been revealed.
The international release is yet to be announced as well, however, we expect it to launch in other countries in the coming weeks.