Tecno Mobile on Friday 24th, June 2022 officially launched the Camon 19 series smartphones in Uganda. The first of its kind in their line of products to come with 5G, the fifth-generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks, and the successor to the 4G networks.
Tecno held the launch of the handsets at The Cielo Lounge, unveiling four Camon 19 handsets that include the Camon 19, Camon 19 Neo, Camon 19 Pro, and Camon 19 Pro 5G. Tecno is not too late to unveil a 5G smartphone considering that smartphone companies began deploying 5G in 2019. In addition, 5G hasn’t been deployed/adopted in most countries (Uganda inclusive).
The Tecno Camon 19 series smartphones are the latest in the Camon series succeeding the Camon 18 series that were released in 2021. We have to admit that the Camon series is the high-end device from Camon having the best specs & features compared to other series.
The Camon 19, according to the company, has been designed for young fashionistas, as well as to overcome the traditional challenges associated with photography in nighttime and low-light conditions with style, with such features as a 64MP bright night portrait photography technology and the industry’s slimmest 0.98mm bezel.
“The Tecno Camon 19 series is the answer for consumers around the world who are seeking a premium smartphone that combines style and performance with an elevated photographic experience,” said Timmy Shen, Brand Manager, Tecno Mobile Uganda.
Shen adds “We’re very proud to introduce the Tecno Camon 19 series and continue to reinforce Tecno’s commitment to exploring more possibilities in the fusion of technology, innovation, and design.”
Tecno has partnered with MTN Uganda, Jumia, and TakeNow dubbed with the slogan “OWN THE SPOTLIGHT” to make this phone available and as a proposition for customers to use the device to live their best lives as they have a phenomenon photography experience.
Getting the phones through TakeNow, means you pay for the phone in installments. TakeNow customers will simply go to the selected participating shops with the TakeNow service and sign up for the installment payment as agreed by the customer and the sales representative in the shop.
The phones upon purchase, come with 3GB of data courtesy of MTN Uganda.
“MTN is committed to delivering a modern connected life to every Ugandan. Smartphone and data penetration remain a key priority for us, so this partnership with Tecno is a solid bedrock for MTN to build Uganda,” MTN Uganda Chief Marketing Officer, Sen Somdev said. Adding “In pursuance of the smartphone and data penetration priorities, MTN Uganda will provide 3GB of data for every device under the Tecno Camon 19 series, every month for three months, as well 100% bonus data for every data bundle purchase during the same tenure.”
|Camon 19||Camon 19 Neo||Camon 19 Pro||Camon 19 Pro 5G|
|Display||6.8 inches IPS LCD with 1080 x 2460 pixels resolution||6.8 inches IPS LCD with 1080 x 2460 pixels resolution||6.8 inches IPS LCD with 1080 x 2460 pixels resolution||6.8 inches IPS LCD with 1080 x 2460 pixels resolution|
|Operating System (OS)||Android 12, HIOS 8.6||Android 12, HIOS 8.6||Android 12, HIOS 8.6||Android 12, HIOS 8.6|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)||MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)||Mediatek MT6781 Helio G96 (12 nm)||MediaTek MT6833P Dimensity 810 (6 nm)|
|Processor (CPU)||Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)||Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)||Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)||Octa-core (2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|GPU||Mali-G52 MC2||Mali-G52 MC2||Mali-G57 MC2||Mali-G57 MC2|
|Memory||128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM||128GB 6GB RAM||128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM||128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM|
|Camera||Rear: 64 MP + 2 MP + QVGA
Front: 16 MP
|Rear: 48 MP + 2 MP + QVGA
Front: 32 MP
|Rear: 64 MP + 50 MP + 2 MP
Front: 32 MP
|Rear: 64 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
Front: 16 MP
|Battery||Li-Po 5000 mAh, with Fast charging 18W||Li-Po 5000 mAh, with Fast charging 18W||Li-Po 5000 mAh, with Fast charging 33W||Li-Po 5000 mAh, with Fast charging 33W|
Pricing and Availability
The Camon 19 starts at a price of UGX788,000 for the Camon 19, UGX1,201,000 for the Camon 19 Pro, and UGX1,475,000 for the Camon 19 Pro 5G. The phones are available for purchase at Tecno shops and MTN service centers across the country. For convenience, you can also order the phones online through Jumia Uganda.