The Tecno Camon 17 continues where the Tecno Camon 16 left off. As a result, it provides enthusiasts with better smartphone hardware, the most notable of which is the inclusion of the Helio G85 processor. Leaving aside the benefits of the upgrades, there are some features on the Camon 16 that were superior. There will be more on this later in the article.
Where to Buy Tecno Camon 17
Tecno Camon 17 Key Specs and Features
- 6.6-inch IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 Pixels, (267 PPI ), 90Hz Refresh Rate
- Android 11; HIOS 7.6
- Octa-Core MediaTek Helio G85 Processor (12nm)
- 4GB / 6GB RAM
- 128GB Built-in Storage, with Micro-SD Support
- Fingerprint Sensor (Rear Mounted)
- 48MP + 2MP + AI
- 16MP Front Camera
- 18W Flash Charge
- 5000 mAh Non-Removable Battery
Design and Display
Tecno has consistently demonstrated its capacity to maintain churning out smartphones with distinct designs in a world when repetition in smartphone design has become par for the course for several smartphone brands.
Starting with the setup on the back, we have a plain colour scheme, as opposed to the Camon 16’s gradient design. Frost Silver, Deep Sea, and Tranquil Green are some of the colour options offered on this device. Plastic is used to make the rear cover.
Examining the rear camera placements reveals a vertical array of cameras, as opposed to the Camon 16’s horizontal design. We also have the Camon logo engraved, with the Tecno logo sitting on top of it, and a capacitive fingerprint sensor.
if the front panel is the only part of the phone you’re considering, you should have no trouble distinguishing the Camon 17 from its predecessor.
The Camon 17’s initial setup is similar to that of its predecessor. A display with a punch-hole camera in the top left corner, similar to the Camon 16, can be found here.
Although the placements appear to be similar, we have a smaller display at 6.6 inches as opposed to 6.8 inches on its predecessor. In addition, the resolution has been reduced from 1080 to 720 x 1600 pixels.
Tecno is offering its customers a 90Hz refresh rate, the first of its kind in the Camon series, which could serve as a deterrent to enthusiasts who are concerned about the lower resolution and smaller screen size.
By theoretical specifications, the Tecno Camon 17 does not appear to be an upgrade over last year’s model. The pixels on the primary back camera have even decreased.
In place of the Camon 16’s quad-camera array, we have a triple camera system on the back. Instead of the 64MP primary camera seen on its predecessor, this configuration has a 48MP primary camera. A 2MP bokeh camera and an AI lens are also included.
Upfront, we got a single 16MP camera, which is the same as the previous model. Dual flashes are included with this camera.
Hardware and Software
The Tecno Camon 17 boosts performance by including a MediaTek Helio G85 processor, which is more capable than the Camon 16’s Helio G70 processor.
A non-removable 5000mAh battery, RAM, and storage options including 4GB RAM / 128GB and 6GB RAM / 128GB round out the performance package.
We’ve got the HIOS 7.6 user interface running on the Android 11 operating system on the software side.
The Tecno Camon 17 has a Micro-USB port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth, and WiFi connectivity.
The Internet connection here is limited to 4G, so enthusiasts will not be able to enjoy 5G speeds.
Tecno Camon 17 Price and Availability
The Tecno Camon 17 costs around 74,000 Naira in Nigeria, which is roughly $155, 16,562 KSH in Kenya, and 897 GHC in Ghana.
The Tecno Camon 17 was announced on October 7th, 2021, and is available for purchase from leading online retailers such as Jumia.
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Tecno Camon 17 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Tecno Camon 17:
- Platform: Android 11; HIOS 7.6
- Processor: Octa-Core MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)
- GPU: –
- Memory: 4GB / 6GB RAM
- Colours: Frost Silver, Deep Sea, Tranquil Green
- Dimension: 164.5mm x 76.5mm x 8.95mm
- Weight: –
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- 6.6-inch IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 Pixels, (267 PPI ), 450nits, 90% Screen Aspect Ratio
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 48MP (Primary) + 2MP (Bokeh) + AI
- Rear Camera Features: Quad-LED flash, Panorama, HDR, [email protected]
- Front Camera: 16MP Battery, Dual-Flash
- Built-in Storage: 128GB
- Memory Card Support: –
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: –
- HSPA+: –
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Yes
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Micro-USB
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear Mounted)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: Yes
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-Removable 5000mAh Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: 18W Capacity