Tecno Camon 15 is a midrange smartphone released today being February 20, 2020. It was launched alongside it’s elder brother, the Camon 15 Pro. The difference between this two phones is in the display, camera, battery and ofcourse, in the configuration.

It is also worth noting that this smartphone is succeeding the Camon 12 directly. We don’t know why Tecno jumped from 12 to 15 but the design of this new phone is mind blowing when compared to the Camon 12. Let’s explore the Tecno Camon 15 specs and price.

Tecno Camon 15 Specs & Features

  • 6.55-inch HD+ Dot-in display, 90% screen-to-body ratio
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, Expandable up to 256GB
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • HiOS V6.0.1 based on Android 10
  • 48MP rear camera, 5MP 115° ultra-wide-angle lens, 2MP camera for 2cm macro, Ultra Night Lens supported by DSP chip, f/1.79 aperture
  • 16MP AI Selfie Camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/A-GPS
  • 5000mAh battery.

Design

Looking at the design of this smartphone, you can see that a lot has changed. It now comes with a horizontal camera setup at the rear which houses quad cameras. There is a quad led flash and a Camon inscription below it. The back has some textures which makes it easy to grip.

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Taking a look at the right hand side, there is a volume buttons which is now separated from each other and a power button. The left spine house a SIM slot for dual Nano SIMS and one SD Card. The Camon 15 is made from a premium plastic and also a plastic a frame.

It has a dimension of 163.6 x 75.6 x 9.1 mm and weighs about 195grams which is not bad. If you wish to get it, then you can choose from the three color options that it came with which are Shoal Gold, Fascinating Purple and Dark Jade.

Display

On the front, the smartphone comes with a punch hole display which is a home for the selfie camera. It has a screen size of 6.55inch with an HD+ resolution. That is a 720 by 1600 pixels and a ppi of 270. The screen is an IPS LCD with up to 16M colors.

The bezels and chin are pretty small which made it have a screen to body ratio of 90% and a 20:9 aspect ratio. There is a selfie flash at the topper layer which is good when taking selfie shots at night or in a low lightening environment.

Hardware & Software

Under the hood, the Camon 15 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset which has an Octa core processor clocked at 2.35GHz. It runs on the latest Android 10 with the newest HIOS HiOS V6.0.1. For graphics or gaming, there is a PowerVR GE8320 GPU responsible for it.

The processor is supported by a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There is a dedicated micro SD card slot where you can extend the storage up to 256GB. Being that this smartphone comes with the latest HIOS 6.0.1, users can be able record WhatsApp calls.

Camera

There is no doubt that the Camon series from Tecno has it’s concern on Cameras. The Camon 15 features a quad rear cameras which includes a 48MP main camera, 5MP 115° ultra-wide-angle lens, 2MP camera for 2cm macro and an Ultra Night Lens supported by DSP chip, with f/1.79 aperture.

The Super Night Lens’ is powered by a DSP AI chip that will help take in more light during night photography. On the front, it has a 16MP AI powered camera for selfies or video calls. The rear camera can shoot videos in 1080p at 30fps while the front camera can as well shoot a 1080p videos at 30fps.

There is a quad led flash at the rear which helps in low lightening situations. Camon 15 is the first device from Tecno to come with a 48MP camera. In short, it is the first from Transsion holdings. The company claimed that it can take very clear picture in low lightening conditions.

Battery

When it comes to the battery department, the Tecno Camon 15 is surprisingly powered by a big 5,000mAh battery capacity which is said to last for a full day. We are kind of a bit disappointed because it doesn’t support fast charging.

It uses a Micro USB cable. For security, there is a rear mounted fingerprint scanner and Tecno said that it is anti oil. Meaning that if your hand is oily, it can still detect your fingerprint and unlock. There is also a Face ID unlock with version 2.0. Connectivity options includes Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and GPS/A-GPS.

Tecno Camon 15 Price in Nigeria & Availability

The Tecno Camon 15 price in Nigeria starts from N62,500 which translates to $163 USD and it’s Availablity in Nigeria is confirmed. It has been launched in Nigeria. Click HERE to read about it’s launch

Note: This price listed here is what the smartphone is priced abroad and not in Nigeria. It might be priced at this amount if it arrives in Nigeria but there is a huge possibility that the price will change if it arrives in Nigeria. Just take this price as a pinch of salt for now.

Update: it has been launched at N62,500

Thaughts on Tecno Camon 15

The Camon 15 is a very decent smartphone and it comes with a nice design. Placing it side by side with the Camon 12, you can see a big difference. Huge of applause to the brand for joining the bandwagon of 48MP cameras. The 5,000mAh battery is a good deal, nice one Tecno.

Tecno Camon 15 - Full Specifications

 NETWORK
2GGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3GHSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
4GLTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
5G
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
LAUNCH
AnnouncedFebruary 20, 2020
BODY
Dimensions163.6 x 75.6 x 9.1 mm
Weight195grams
BuildGlass front/ Plastic back/ Plastic frame
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY
TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.55 inches, 103.6 cm2 (~90.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)
Protection
PLATFORM
OSAndroid 10.0 (Q); HIOS 6.0.1
ChipsetMediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)
CPUOcta core (4x2.35 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUPowerVR GE8320
MEMORY
Card slotmicroSDXC (dedicated slot)256GB
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RAM/ROM4GB/64GB
MAIN CAMERA
Quad48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
5 MP 115° 14mm (ultrawide)
2 MP, (macro)
Ultra Night lens, DSP chip, f/1.79 aperture
FeaturesQuad-LED flash, panorama, HDR
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SELFIE CAMERA
Single16MP f/2.0
FeaturesFaceID
Face beautification
HDR
Video[email protected]
SOUND
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
COMMS
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS
NFCNo
RadioFM radio
USBmicroUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES
SensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BATTERY
SizeNon-removable Li-Po 5,000 mAh battery
ChargingNo fast charge
MISC
ColorsShoal Gold, Fascinating Purple and Jade
Models
Price139 USD

During the launch event, Arijeet Talapatra, CEO, TRANSSION India said:

At TECNO, we are continuously pushing boundaries to provide a first-in-class smartphone experience with our products, in keeping with our ‘ahead of the curve’ approach. With the new product offerings under the CAMON series portfolio, we are looking to transform the way photography has been experienced by the category consumers till now. The fact that these smartphones are being launched in India first before other markets affirm our “For India” approach that seeks to disrupt the mid-budget segment with products customized to cater to Indian sensibilities in a better way. With the launch of CAMON 15 and CAMON 15 Pro, customers can enjoy superior photography and style in different price segments.

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