What comes to your mind when you hear news about a launch of a device in Tecno’s Camon series? For us, it’s the photography prowess of these devices. The Tecno Camon is the camera-centric line of the Chinese mobile phone manufacturer. The last edition, the Camon X Pro which gave us almost flagship grade camera specs will be receiving an upgrade, the Camon 11 Pro.
The Camon 11 Pro’s design is reminiscent of the Huawei P20 Lite and it falls in the phablet section. According to the videos we have watched, the Camon 11 Pro looks like the best design Tecno has ever built. From the gradient paint job, to the camera alignment. Tecno has been making beautiful devices in the past but the Camon 11 Pro designs looks like one to beat.
We expect Tecno to officially launch the Camon 11 Pro in Uganda sometime next week, and apart from being the first Tecno phone with the notch (oh God, the notch again), it has a couple of other exciting specs on its resume.
Expected Specs of the Camon 11 Pro
- OS Version: Android 8.1 (Oreo) + HiOS 4.1 OS
- Display: 6.2-inch Super FULLVIEW HD+ (720 x 1500 pixel) Display
- CPU: 2.0GHz octa-Core MT6762 Helio P22 CPU
- Internal Storage: 64GB Expandable to 256GB via microSD card
- RAM: 6GB RAM
- Back Camera : 16 + 5 Megapixel dual Rear Camera with quad-LED flash
- Front Camera: 24 megapixel AI Clear Selfie Camera with LED flash
- Other Features: Fingerprint scanner, FaceID, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual SIM and 4G LTE Networks
- Battery: 3750mAh with Mediatek Pump Express
- Price: $200 (About UGX 750,000)
What’s new on the Camon 11 Pro?
Of course, the notch. While some manufacturers like Oppo and Vivo are finding ways to come up with notch-less devices, Tecno is set to launch its maiden notched device in the Camon 11 Pro. The notch design, which was popularized by the iPhone X has made it to a number of new phones. Tecno is following the trend too with a launch of its own notched device.
According to the reviews from regions where the Camon 11 Pro already launched, the notch can be hidden. However, Tecno’s implementation of hiding the notch looks rather awful and we expect many to use the phone as is (without hiding the notch).
Upgraded AI cameras.
The CAMON 11 Pro features the 24MP front camera. The selfie camera uses AI technology to beautify images and present clear and awesome selfies. It also boosts 4 in 1 technology and professional re-mosaic algorithm and the adjustable front flashlights to capture clear photos.
CAMON 11 Pro features a more advanced 16MP+5MP dual rear camera, which enables you to create impressive and dramatic studio-quality images. From the reviews we’ve read, it delivers vivid, sharp photos even in poorly-lit conditions. The cameras also have various and right beautification effects, that meet the beauty needs when taking a photos. Many companies have made efforts in the AI section and Tecno too wants to give you the most natural and awesome selfie with the Camon 11 Pro.
The Tecno Camon 11 Pro will come with AR emoji. These are somehow similar to Apple’s Animoji, which are much better at accurately portraying facial expressions and emotions. Is Tecno trying to one-up iPhone X? We shall see how these work when it finally becomes available on Monday.
AR emoji combine human expressions with 3D virtual expressions through AR technology and creates dynamic cartoon images embedded in the typewriting which is convenient to use when chatting with your family and friends.
The Camon 11 Pro might be the first Tecno phone with 6 GB of RAM. It will come with updated HiOS 4.1 which presents more content and has a smoother interaction. For example, the system navigation gesture to release more screen space, quick launching apps using fingerprint, fingerprint call recording and accelerated gaming.
Price and where to buy
The Camon 11 Pro will be available at all Tecno branded shops around the country starting next week and will go go a price of about UGX 750,000. This is just an estimate but may not change much. However, given the sweet specs that this device packs, you are getting more than you paying. It can really be a good Christmas gift if you were still looking for options.