The Tecno Camon 18 series is the latest of Tecno’s camera centric lineup. A lineup of phones designed for those who love to take photos on their phones. The Tecno Camon 18 series is the successor to the Tecno Camon 17 series.
Tecno has let it slip that the Tecno Camon 18 series is here but they have been quite mum about the full line-up. Where they have been more vocal is on the Tecno Camon 18 premier.
There are three phones in this iteration of the series though. They are: Tecno Camon 18, Tecno Camon 18P and the Tecno Camon 18 Premier.
Tecno Camon 18 Series
Tecno Camon 18
In the camera department, there is a triple camera setup with a 48MP main camera, 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, there is a 16MP camera in front. The main camera can record videos of 1080p at 30fps.
The display on the Tecno Camon Camon 18 is a 6.8″ IPS LCD display with a FHD+ resolution (2640 x 1080p) and a pixel density of 395ppi. This display supports a refresh rate of 90Hz, a touch refresh rate of 180Hz and a brightness of 550 nits.
Tecno Camon 18P
The Tecno Camon 18P is the middle sibling here. It is halfway between the Tecno Camon 18 and the 18 Premier. If you don’t care about photography much, the Camon 18P is probably the best phone in this line up for you. It matches the 18 Premier for performance and beats it in battery specs. It is only in the camera department that the 18 Premier is better than the 18P.
The Camon 18P is powered by the new MediaTek Helio G96 with a Mali G57 MC2 GPU. The memory variant available for sale is 8+128GB. For software, the phone runs on HiOS 8 based on Android 11.
In the camera department, there is a triple camera setup with a 48MP main camera, 13MP Telephoto angle camera and a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, there is a 16MP camera in front.
The display on the Tecno Camon Camon 18 is a 6.8″ IPS LCD display with a FHD+ resolution (2640 x 1080p) and a pixel density of 395ppi. This display supports a refresh rate of 120Hz, a touch refresh rate of 180Hz and a brightness of 550 nits.
Tecno Camon 18 Premier
The new Tecno Camon 18 Premier is the premium phone in this lineup and Tecno has started pushing out adverts in readiness for its eventual launch.
SoC/Software: This device is powered by the MediaTek Helio G96 with the Mali G57 MC2 GPU. This new SoC is geared towards OEMs who want to make camera-centric phones. The software is Tecno HiOS 8.0 and it is based on Android 11.
Cameras: This device has a triple camera setup with a 64mp main sensor, a 12 mp ultra-wide camera and an 8 mp periscope camera. The same one found on the Infinix Zero X Pro. The periscope camera has 5x optical zoom and 60x digital zoom. The main camera also has OIS as well. OIS stands for optical image stabilization. There is night mode and super night mode for moonshot. Night portrait and portrait bokeh video modes are also available. The 64mp camera shoots videos of 4K resolution at 30 frames-per-second. It also takes photos that are binned to 16 megapixels. The selfie camera in front is a 32mp sensor and can shoot videos of 1080p at 30fps.
Display: The display is a 6.7″ AMOLED panel with FHD+ resolution. The refresh plus touch rate is 120 and 240Hz respectively. The pixel density is 385PPI and the brightness level 500 nits. 500 nits of brightness for an AMOLED panel in what is supposed to an upper midranger is very underwhelming.
Battery: The phone comes with a decent 4750mAh of battery and supports fast charge of 33W.
Body: The phone itself has a flat design with an iPhonesque square edge. It has a plastic frame and a glass body.
Network/Connectivity: The phone comes with a full array of sensors for network as well as connectivity. Chief among them is NFC. This is a first for Tecno phones. The phone also supports 4G LTE (dual SIM), Bluetooth 5.0, WIFI 5, Fingerprint scanner, GPS, Gyroscopes, Compass etc.
The Tecno Camon 18 Premier costs 182k for the 8/128GB variant.