Tecno Camon 18 Premier vs Camon 19 Pro: How Are They Different

When TECNO unveiled the Camon 18 series a year ago, it unveiled three smartphones (Camon 18, Camon 18P, and Camon 18 Premier) with varying specs and features, and at different price points. The Camon 18 Premier, however, is the premium model in the Camon 18 series. Fast forward 8-months and TECNO has unveiled the Camon 19 series to succeed the Camon 18 series. And just like its predecessor, the Camon 19 features three smartphone models; Camon 19, Camon 19 Pro, and the Camon 19 5G – with the Camon 19 Pro being the premium model here.

In this article, we will be comparing the premium models of the Camon 18 series and its successor, the Camon 19 series.

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TECNO Camon 18 Premier vs Camon 19 Pro: Spec Sheet

 Camon 18 PremierCamon 19 Pro
Display6.7-inch dot-in 1080 x 2400 pixel 120Hz refresh rate AMOLED screen.6.8-inch FHD + High Gamut display
OSAndroid 11, HIOS 8.0Android 12, HIOS 8.6
ChipsetOcta-core MediaTek Hello G96 processorMediaTek Helio G96
Internal Storage 256GB storage space built-in128GB
RAM8GB RAM 8GB
Rear CameraTriple 64MP + 12MP + 8MP combo with a quad LED flash64-megapixel triple camera setup
Front-facing Camera 32MP front camera with dual selfie flash32-megapixel single sensor
Fingerprintside-mountedside-mounted
Battery4750mAh non removable battery5000mAh + 18w fast charging

Design and Display

Tecno Camon 18 Premier Feature Image
Camon 18 Premier

The Tecno Camon 18 Premier came with a unique design and feel. It features what Tecno calls silky glass. This glass (on the rear of the device) will switch colors depending on the way the light ray is directed at it. Cool right? Furthermore, it is designed with rounded edges with a flat frame. This smartphone has a thickness of just 8.15mm, which makes it a portable device to handle. The Camon 19 Pro, on the hand, features an entirely new design – something we haven’t seen on a TECNO device before. It features the trendy box-like design we’re beginning to see with Android smartphones.

The Camon 18 Premier comes with a large 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, while the Camon 19 Pro comes with a slightly larger 6.8-inch IPS LCD display, also with a 120Hz refresh rate for smoother display interaction.

Camera

Considering that the Camon 18 Premier gave us the best camera experience we’d seen in the Camon series when it launched, we expected an even better camera setup on the new Camon 19 series, but that wasn’t the case. While the new Camon 19 series feature amazing lenses (64-megapixel main sensor + 2-megapixel depth sensor + 50-megapixel telephoto sensor), the Camon 18 Premier standout, in my opinion. It features a triple 64MP + 12MP + 8MP camera setup. It also supports 60x hyper zoom.

Hardware

There isn’t much difference between both smartphones in this area. They are both powered by the MediaTek Helio G96 processor, and they both feature 8GB of RAM. The Camon 18 Premier is backed by a 4,750mAh battery with 33W fast charging through the USB-C port, while the Camon 19 Pro comes with a 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging.

Finally, the price of the Camon 18 Premier at launch was $350. The new Camon 19, on the other hand, will be selling for a recommended retail price of $275.

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