After several leaks from various sources surfaced sometimes back regarding the Tecno Camon 17, the company has finally unveiled the device here in Kenya. The Camon 17 was spotted on FCC as well as on Google Play console, giving fans an early look on how the next iteration on the Camon lineup would look like before going official. Tecno has had a good run so far here in Kenya, leading in sales due to an impressive combination of price and features.
And while there may be a reason for fans to get excited, there isn’t much on the device that we haven’t seen elsewhere, the choice will still double down to a couple of factors including price – an area that the company is doing well so far and features. A number of improvements have been effected to appeal to consumers including a higher refresh rate screen and a large battery capacity.
Large-screen lovers will find solace on this device as it includes a large 6.6-inch display panel, but the resolution remains within the lower-end genre which might not please many such as myself. Considering the size of the panel, we did expect at least Tecno to go beyond a FHD panel, but at the same time, their decision might have been influenced by a lower price tag. On the brighter side, at least the 90Hz panel will make everything to look snappy and pleasant to use.
The design is rather traditional with a choice of three colors, including Deep Sea, Frost Silver and Tranquil Green. And as expected, you will not find metal or glass on the backside as that would have shot the price beyond reach for many. It is housed in a plastic casing with a TECNO CAMON branding at the back as well as the fingerprint sensor. The camera setup includes three vertically arranged sensors that include a 48MP primary sensor, QVGA sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front side is a 16MP selfie camera that is housed in punch hole.
Under the hood is a MediaTek Helio G85, that is complemented with a choice of either 4GB or 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage that can be further expanded with an external MicroSD card. We still don’t get the 5G goodness but expect a reliable 4G connection or dual-band WiFi. There are several sensors embedded such as ambient light sensor, accelerometer, and proximity sensor. The handset will be available in Kenya from KES 22,799.