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TECNO CAMON 17 ANNOUNCED WITH HELIO G85 AND 90HZ DISPLAY

TECNO CAMON 17 ANNOUNCED WITH HELIO G85 AND 90HZ DISPLAY

The Tecno Camon 17 is the direct successor to last year’s Camon 16. The model comes with several upgrades from the last model. For example, the Helio G85 CPU replaces the Helio G70 chip used in the previous model. The Camon 17 has a 6.6 inch HD + screen with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels from the front. The screen field is IPS and has a refresh rate of 90 Hz and a dot notch on the side.

Transsion Holdings continues its global campaign through the Tecno and Infinix brands. Last week, the company unveiled a range of new smartphones under both brands. We can mention the Tecno Spark 7P and the Infinix 10 Play. Now the company is releasing a new Tecno smartphone for its Camon series, the Tecno Camon 17. As you might expect, this is another budget smartphone from Tecno with decent but modest specs like the Helio G85 SoC and an HD + display. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the specifications of this handset. The device arrives in Kenya today, but we expect more countries to receive it soon.

TECNO CAMON 17 SPECIFICATIONS REVIEW

The Tecno Camon 17 has a 6.55-inch display with a hole aligned at the top left. The panel is of the LCD type and offers an HD + resolution (1,440 x 720 pixels). The good side is that it offers a 90Hz refresh rate which makes transitions and navigation smoother. As mentioned above, the handset comes with the MediaTek Helio G85 chipset. This chip has two ARM Cortex-A75 cores with a clock speed of up to 2.0 GHz and six ARM Cortex-A55 cores with a clock speed of up to 1.8 GHz. It also comes with a Mali-G57 MC2 GPU with a clock speed of up to 1 GHz. The phone is paired with either 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM. The memory is 128 GB regardless of the variant selected, and microSD cards are also supported.

In terms of optics, the handset has a primary 48-megapixel camera. It is accompanied by a 16 MP ultra-wide camera and a 2 MP tertiary sensor. For selfies, there’s a 16MP front snapper that makes the hole it’s home. The handset is powered by a massive 5,000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging. Like other smartphones in this price range, the charging brick is included in the scope of delivery. It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB-C port, and a fingerprint scanner on the back.

The device immediately runs Android 11. In addition, Tecno offers its own HiOS level with different visual elements and functions. It’s good to see Android 11 here. After all, the Infinix 10 Play recently hit India, which is still based on Android 10.

PRICES AND AVAILABILITY

The Tecno Camon 17 is available in configurations – 6 GB + 128 GB and 4 GB + 128 GB. The 6GB variant costs Ksh 22,799 (the US $ 210), the price of the other variant has yet to be announced. Regardless of the option selected, there are three possible color variations: Frost Silver, Deep Sea, and Calm Green.

Tecno Camon 17 Price in Nigeria

Tecno Camon 17 The expected price start is between $ 200 and $ 250. The price of Tecno Camon 17 in Nigeria is expected to reach NGN 72,800 in Nigeria. All specifications, features, and prices on this page are unofficial. Official prices and specifications will be updated in the official announcement.

Tecno Camon 17 – Full Specifications

NETWORK

TechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
2G Network BandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network BandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
4G Network BandsLTE Band 1, 3, 5, 8, 40, 41
5G Network BandsDoes not have support for 5G Network
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps
GPRSYes
EDGEYes

LAUNCH

Also Known AsTecno Camon 17P
Tecno CG6
Announced2021, April 25th
StatusAvailable. Released 2021, May 4th

BODY

Dimensions164.5 x 76.5 x 8.95 mm
Weight
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.6 inches, 104.7 cm2 (~84.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)
Touch ScreenYes, up to 5 fingers
Display ProtectionScratch Resistant Glass
– 450 nits typ. brightness (advertised)
– 90Hz refresh rate

PLATFORM

Operating SystemAndroid 11 (HiOS 7.6)
ChipsetMediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)
CPUOcta-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUMali-G52 MC2

MEMORY

RAM (Memory)4/6 GB
Storage Capacity128 GB
Card SlotYes, up to 256 GB via microSD card (uses SIM 2 slot)
PhonebookPractically Unlimited
Call RecordPractically Unlimited

MAIN CAMERA

Camera TypeTriple Lenses
Camera Sensor(s)48 MP + QVGA + AI main camera
Camera FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
Video Resolution4K/1080p@30fps
LED FlashYes, Quad-LED flash

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera TypeSingle Lens
Camera Sensor(s)16-megapixel
Camera Featuresf/2.0 aperture
1/4″ Pixel Size,
1.0µm,
Autofocus
Video Resolution1080p@30fps
LED FlashYes, Dual-LED flash

SOUND

LoudspeakerYes
Speaker LocationChin, below display
Audio Jack TypeYes, 3.5mm audio jack,
Sound Enhancements– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

CONNECTIVITY

USBMicro USB 2.0, USB OTG
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Wi-fiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
NFC
GPSYes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
FM RadioNo

BATTERY

Battery CapacityNon-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
Fast ChargingYes, Fast battery charging 18W (wired)

OTHER FEATURES

SensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
ColorsFrost Sliver, Deep sea, Tranquil Green
Java SupportNo
MessagesSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
GamesYes, Downloadable from Google Play store
Additional Features– WMV/RV/MP4/3GP player
– MP3/WMA/WAV/RA/AAC/M4A player
– Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
– Push to talk
– Voice command/dial
– Organizer
Box Contents– Tecno Camon 17
– Charging Brick
– USB cable
– User Manual