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Tecno Camon CM (2018): Specs, Price, Features & All you need to know

The Tecno Camon CM features the new cool: an 18:9 screen ratio.

Tecno Camon CM (CMore or C11) is officially the first device from Tecno Mobile to feature the 18:9 aspect ratio. The 18:9 aspect ratio is the new cool in the smartphone industry. And although fans of Tecno were expecting a bezel-less phone, per teasing photos released by Tecno, that didn’t happen with the Camon CM.

Tecno Camon CM Key Specifications

  • Screen Type: Full Vision capacitive touchscreen
  • Screen Size: 5.65-inch
  • Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels
  • SIM: Dual SIM Micro
  • Network: 2G/3G/4G
  • Dimensions: 152.2 x 71.7 x 7.75mm
  • Weight: 144g
  • Body Build: Full Metal
  • Radio: Yes
  • Hands-Free: 3.5mm Jack
  • Rear Camera: 13MP FF with Ring-Flash (Quad-Flash)
  • Front Camera: 13MP FF, with Dual-Flash
  • Video Quality: 1080p HD
  • Chipset: 64-bit MEDIATEK MTK6737H
  • CPU: Quad-Core 1.3GHz
  • GPU: Mali-T720
  • Internal Storage: 16GB expandable up to up to 128GB
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Sensors: G-Sensor, Fingerprint, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor and E-Compass
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat with HiOS 2.0 User Interface
  • Bluetooth: V4.1
  • Hotspot: Yes
  • WiFi: Yes
  • USB: Micro USB Type-C
  • GPS: A-GPS
  • Battery Size: 3050mAh Capacity
  • Battery Type: Li-Polymer
  • Fast Charge: Available

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Features of the Tecno Camon CM

First ever 18:9 aspect ratio on a Tecno Phone

What’s so special about the 18:9 ratio? Well, regular smartphones (like the Tecno Camon CX and the Hisense King Kong 2) come with the widely accepted 16:9 screen ratio. This meant that the left and right sides, as well as the top and bottom of the phone, would have bezels. But with the 18:9 ratio, manufacturers are able to achieve a larger display on a comparatively smaller body.

Tecno managed to bring the 18:9 aspect ratio, but with very significant bezels. This did not go well with a lot of their fans who expressed a lot of dissatisfaction on their Facebook page.

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The first pictures released by Tecno suggested that the Camon CM will be bezel-less. Fans were disappointed to realise the real phone had very significant bezels.
The first pictures released by Tecno suggested that the Camon CM will be bezel-less. Fans were disappointed to realise the real phone had very significant bezels.

Improved Camera Experience

As a Camon phone, the one area Tecno cannot compromise on is the Camera section. True to the spirit of a Camon phone, the Tecno Camon CM comes with a 13 megapixels front-facing camera and another 13 megapixels rear camera. Both the front and rear cameras have LED flash.

The LED flash at the rear of the phone packs enough brightness to be used as a torchlight. Generally and for accessibility options, users of the phone can use it as a notification indicator.

Processing Power, RAM and Storage

Just like any other Tecno Phone, The CM is packed with a quad-core processor functioning with the MediaTek MT6737 chipset. The processor can reach speeds of 1.25 Gigahertz. Although scanty on the ram side, with just 2GB, it is still enough and manageable to use the CM without any visible lagging (freezing).

The phone also comes with 16GB Storage space, but there is an option to upgrade this via an SD Card to 128 GB. The combination of processor, ram and storage is enough to keep the phone running for all average users. If you need more processing power, I suggest you get the Tecno Phantom 8 or wait for the next Phantom phone, which is likely to be released in the last quarter of 2018.

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Pricing, Deals and Availability of the Tecno Camon CM

Price and Deals for the CM in Ghana

The Tecno Camon CM is available in Ghana, at a recommended retail price of GHS 622. It is expected that it comes with data bundles from MTN Ghana, but that has not yet been confirmed.

Price and Deals for the CM in Kenya

The Tecno Camon CM’s Price in Kenya starts at around Ksh 14,000

Price and Deals for the CM in Nigeria

The Tecno Camon CM is available in Ghana, at a recommended retail price 47,000 Naira. You can find deals on Konga 3C Hub and Jumia Nigeria.

Full Specifications of the Tecno Camon CM

Network

2G Network GSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G Network WCDMA: 2100 MHz (900/1700/1900/2100 MHz for LATAM)
4G Network  Yes, LTE (Global Support)
SIM Dual Micro SIM (Dual Standby)
Status Launched: January 2018

Body

Dimensions – 149.2 by 69.5 by 7.75 mm – Weight: -g
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors Champagne Gold, Midnight Black and City Blue
Cover Plastic

Display

Type HD IPS, multi-touch touchscreen with 16m colours
Size 5.7 inches, 720 x 1440 pixels, 364 Pixels Per-square Inch

Memory And OS

Card slot MicroSD, up to 128GB
Internal 16GB
OS Android 7.0 Nougat (with HiOS 2.0)
Processors – Quad-core 1.25 GHz CPU – MediaTek MT6737 chipset – Mali GPU
RAM 2GB RAM

Audio

Alert types Vibration, MIDI, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio port 3.5mm jack

Connectivity

2G GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 Mbps downlink; Up to 11.5 Mbps uplink
4G Yes
WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct
Bluetooth Version 4.2, A2DP
GPS A-GPS
NFC NO
USB Type 2.0 with reverse connector

Camera

Primary – 13 MP, auto refocus and LED flash – FEATURES: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR
Video [email protected]
Secondary 13MP Camera with Single Selfie Flash

Battery

Capacity 3000mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
Stand-by N/A
Talk time N/A
Music play

Other Features

Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Rear Fingerprint and Light sensor
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
Miscellaneous – FM radio – MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player – MP4/H.264 player – Photo/video editor – Document viewer

Price

Price level USD 130
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The Tecno Camon CM comes with a 5.65-inch Full Vision display screen dishing out an 18:9 aspect ratio with 720 x 1440 pixels resolution which is very poor since the screen of the CM is significantly bigger than its predecessor, the Camon CX. It comes in Champagne Gold, Sky Black and City Blue Colors.
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