While it hasn’t published it on its official site, Tecno has sent out the new Camon 17 to retailers in Kenya. You can’t have one yet, but you can pre-order it – here’s what you’ll get if you do.
At first glance, it is not a straight upgrade over the Tecno 16. For starters, it has a smaller 6.55” screen, down from 6.8”. It’s still a 720p+ class display (though with 20:9 aspect ratio). The selfie camera (still living in a punch hole) has an 8MP sensor (down from 16MP).
As mentioned above, the
Tecno Camon 17
It has a slightly more powerful chipset than the previous generation, a Helio G85. The Mali G52 MC2 GPU runs at a higher clock speed as do the six A55 CPU cores, while the two A75 cores are the same. You get the same 4 GB of RAM, but double the storage is doubled to 128 GB. Also, this one comes with Android 11 and HiOS 7.6 out of the box.
Moving on, the camera on the back now stars a 16MP ultra wide-angle module. Even the Camon 16 Pro and 16 Premier had only an 8MP ultra wide (the vanilla 16 had none). However, the main camera is demoted to a 48MP sensor (down from 64MP on the 16-series). A 2MP helper module rounds off the trio.
The new model has a 5,000mAh battery, same as before, and we’re not seeing any mentions of fast charging. Like its siblings, this is a dual-SIM phone with 4G LTE connectivity.
The Tecno Camon 17 can be found at an online retailer in Kenya (follow the Source link). The store was also kind enough to send us some hands-on photos of the phone:
The Tecno Camon 17 Pro 5G will be launched in India on September 30, 2021 (Expected). The mobile will be equipped with striking features and specifications. You will be able to buy this mobile from Tecno at a starting price of Rs 28,916.
It is expected that this upcoming phone will come with a 6.78 inches (17.22 cm) display that will have a resolution of 1080 x 2460 Pixels. Hence, you will have an immersive viewing experience while playing games or watching videos.
512GB via SD-card.
The phone is touted to come with 6 GB of RAM + 128 GB of internal storage. You will not have to worry about space constraints while saving your files such as videos, songs, games, documents, and more. In addition to this, the upcoming phone is rumored to be powered by a Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) processor that will let you enjoy a smooth and faster performance. Also, you will be able to access multiple applications and play intense graphics games without any lags or interruptions.
It is touted that the Tecno Camon 17 Pro 5G will run the Android v10 (Q) operating system and will be housing a 4000 mAh battery. This will let you use the phone for a longer time period while listening to songs, watching movies, playing games, and more.
Various connectivity options on the Tecno Camon 17 Pro 5G might include WiFi – Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, ac/ax/b/g/n/n 5GHz, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth – Yes, v5.0, and 5G supported by device (network not rolled-out in India), 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G. Sensors on the smartphone might include Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass.
512GB via SD-card.
Tecno Camon 17 Pro 5G Price in India
Tecno Camon 17 live photos
It will cost KES 22,800 ($210/€175) and if you want one, you can pre-order a unit with a KES 2,000 down payment. For comparison, the Camon 16 is KES 19,400, the 16 Pro is KES 20,500 and the 16 Premier is noticeably more expensive at KES 27,800