Tecno Camon C5: Tecno announces their first 4G smartphone

Up until the release of the Camon C5, Tecno the African smartphone giant didn’t have a 4G smartphone. Even flagships like the Phantom Z were 3G device with about 42Mbps speeds.

The Tecno Kenya Facebook page was the first to announce the Tecno Camon C5 followed by the Uganda page. The Nigerian page  hasn’t posted yet which is no surprise because we’ve seen phones get to Uganda before they are even launched in Nigeria which is Tecno’s biggest stronghold

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We are not able to verify the Tecno Camon C5 specs yet other than the fact that it’s a 4G device. We are also not yet sure how much the device will go for but from the information we have gathered, the device is mid range and will cost between Ugx 400,000 – Ugx 600,000.


Tecno Camon C5 Specifications

We have confirmed most of the Tecno Camon C5 specs and also found out that the C5 has a cousin called the Camon 8. Unfortunately most of the info on the official Tecno website was contradictory and inconsistent. So we asked our source at Tecno who verified some specs.  Here are the Tecno Camon C5 specifications we have verified so far.



Announced: July 2015
Available: Available
Colors Available: Black
SIM: Dual SIM (Normal + Micro)
Operating System: Android 5.0 Lollipop
Network: GSM/WCDMA/LTE Band
Band: GSM: 900/1800 WCDMA: 900/2100 LTE:Band3/7/20
CPU: 1.3GHz quad-core Processor MediaTek 6592 Processor
Memory: 8GB ROM, 1GB RAM, Micro SD Slot expandable up to 32GB
Battery Capacity: – 2500mAh, Talk time – Not Verified, Standby time – Not Verified
Data: GPRS, EDGE, 3G, 3.75G
Dimension: 137.5*69.3*8.6mm
Weight: Not Verified
Camera: 8MP front Camera with flash, 2MP front Camera with Flash.
Display: 5.0 inches, Resolution:720 x 1280 pixels

The Tecno Camon 8 also surfaces

We saw this on the Tecno website when we were digging around for information. This phone seems to be an iteration of the Camon 5 with 16GB ROM, 1GB RAM, a 3000 mAh and a 5.5 inch display

Tecno C5 Price and Availability in Uganda

The Tecno C5 is available in Uganda and can be found with multiple phone vendors in Uganda.
Banana Phone World – Ugx 420,000Airtel Uganda – Ugx 450,000
Africell Uganda –