The Tecno Camon 17 was officially announced in Kenya on April 27, 2021. This device is the successor of the Camon 16 released last year. To go by appearance, it is not a straight update over the Camon 16.
The phone features 6.6 inches IPS LCD display which is a downgrade from 6.8 inches. The resolution of the phone is still the 720 x 1600 pixels found in the previous version.
Where a noticeable upgrade is seen is in the processor. The phone is powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 processor which is slightly more powerful than the previous generation. The processor comes with Mali-G52 MC2 GPU which runs at a higher clock speed as well as the A55 CPU cores, while the A75 cores are the same.
This device runs on HiOS 7.6 based on the Android 11 operating system. This phone comes with an option of 4GB or 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The RAM is the same, but you get double the storage in the previous generations.
The front of the smartphone still features a punch-hole camera, but it sports an 8MP sensor which is a downgrade from 16MP. Looking at the rear cameras, the main camera of the phone feature a 48MP sensor down from 64MP on the Camon 16 series. The ultra-wide camera features 16 megapixels sensors.
Fueling this device is a 5000mAh battery as seen in previous generations and there is no mention of fast charging.
The starting Price of the Tecno Camon 17 is KES 22,800 in Kenya, equivalent to NGN 80,500 in Nigeria and GHS 1,215 in Ghana.
|Models All available models and/or other names||CG6J|
|Released||May 07, 2021|
|Dimension||164.5 x 76.5 x 8.95 mm|
|Make <b>Make</b> => refers to the built quality, including the materials used to make the back, front and frame of this device.||Glass Front, Plastic Back|
|Colours||Frost Sliver, Tranquil Green, Deep sea|
|Display Type <strong>Display Type => </strong>A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED).||IPS LCD|
|Size||6.6 inches, 104.7 cm2 (~84.9% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1600 pixels|
|Refresh Rate||90Hz refresh rate|
|Pixel Density <strong>Pixel Density</strong> is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.||~395ppi Pixel density|
|Aspect Ratio||20:9 aspect ratio|
|Touch Screen <strong>Touchscreen => </strong> is of two types; Resistive and Capacitive touchscreen. Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive touchscreen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)||Yes, capacitive touchscreen|
|Protection <strong>Display Protection =></strong> The widely used and best display protection is Gorilla Glass. Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, it is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.||Yes|
|Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong>is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.||MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)|
|CPU <strong>CPU => </strong>(Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets. Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.||Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|GPU <strong>GPU => </strong>A graphics processing unit (GPU) is a specialized electronic circuit designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display device. This include things such as lighting effects, object transformation and 3D motion.||Mali-G52 MC2|
|RAM <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.||4GB / 6GB RAM|
|Expandable Storage <strong>Expandable storage or Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.||Yes, via microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|OS <strong>OS => </strong>Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.||Android 11|
|User Interface <strong>UI or user interface</strong> of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.||HiOS 7.6|
|Rear Camera <strong>Camera</strong>is able to capture photographs and usually videos, the most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. Rear cameras are the cameras at the back of the phone.||Quad- 48MP (wide) + 16MP (ultrawide) + 2MP (depth) + fourth camera unknown|
|Features||Penta-LED flash, panorama, HDR|
|Front Camera||Single- 16MP (wide)|
|Capacity||Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging||Fast charging 18W|
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Bands <strong>Bands =></strong>A key part of any mobile phone specification is its operating frequency bands. The supported frequency bands determine whether a certain handset is compatible with a certain network carrier. The available Bands on Mobile phones are 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G. 5G has the fastest network||2G, 3G, 4G|
|Speed <strong>Speed</strong> of a network shows how fast it takes that network to connect to the internet calculated in Mbps. Diferrent networks band have their own unique speed.||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE|
|SIM <strong>SIM</strong>(Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|GPS <strong>GPS => </strong> The Global Position System is a satellite base radio navigation. GPS receiver uses the data from these signals to triangulate where you are and what time it is||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|WLAN <strong>WLAN or Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|USB||microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|NFC <strong>NFC </strong>(Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.||No|
|Wireless Charging <strong>Wireless Charging</strong> (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.||No|
|Headphone Jack||Yes, 3.5mm Jack|
|Sensor <strong>Sensors </strong>are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Price in Nigeria||NGN 80,500|
|Price in Ghana||GHS 1,215|
|Price in Kenya||KES 22,800|
|Price in India||INR 15,690|
|Price in USD||$210|
|Price in Euro||€175|