TECH BREAK: New Tecno Camon X Pro set to excite selfie lovers

Monday April 9 2018

Tecno Camon X Pro launch.

Models display the Tecno Camon X Pro during its Global Spring Launch in Lagos, Nigeria, on April 5, 2018. PHOTO | HILLARY KIMUYU | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By HILLARY KIMUYU
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LAGOS, NIGERIA

Slim, sleek and sexy, the newly launched Camon X and X pro are built for photo and selfie lovers, who also want class and functionality.

Though they have a lot of similarities, the Camon X pro, which is an advanced version of the Camon X, has higher specs in some areas. It also features the same slim, sexy, sleek and beautiful body with 6.0 inches screen, and only comes in one colour variant – red.

HIGHER SPECS

Tecno Mobile made a variant of the Camon X just like it did with the Camon CX last year, only that this time, the variant is a pro version with higher specs and better display.

The Tecno Camon X Pro features a 24MP front selfie camera, which is 4MP higher than the regular Camon X but has the same 16MP back camera as the X. The sensors, body size, processor, screen size and even the battery remain the same.

Tecno Camon X Pro launch.

A display of the Tecno Camon X Pro during its Global Spring Launch in Lagos, Nigeria, on April 5, 2018. PHOTO | HILLARY KIMUYU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

The Camon X pro also comes with the latest customised Tecno Mobile user interface, HiOS 3.3 with new features such as a facial recognition system called Face ID, eye care (which first debuted on the Phantom 8, but has now been greatly improved), multi-window tab, one hand mode and a lot more.

The Camon X comes with a 20 megapixel front camera and a 16 megapixel back camera, and a bigger RAM and storage capacity of 64GB. The device is loaded with MediaTek Helio P23 chips set which makes its Octa-core processor to be among the fastest in the mobile market industry. The two models of Camon X have a non-removable 3750 mAh battery.

LAUNCH

Transsion Holdings, makers of Tecno Mobile, launched their latest gadgets in an event in Lagos, Nigeria, on April 5.

Tecno Mobile enjoys a huge market base in Africa and the launch taking place on African soil was more of an appreciation to their customers across the continent.

Nigeria’s Minister of Communication Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu attended the launch and praised Transsion Holdings for providing three thousand jobs for Nigerians. He emphasised that it was important for investors to put up manufacturing firms in the West African country.

Transsion Holdings Vice president Andy Yan revealed that Tecno has partnered with Google to produce a range of affordable smartphones. “We take insights from our end users consumers’ habits, preferences and needs, to develop the next product that fits perfectly into their lifestyles. We are delighted to announce our partnership with Google,” said Yan.

Earlier, during a press briefing, Tecno General Manager Stephen Ha said: “Camon X comes with one of the best picture features and will definitely be a hit with the youth who love taking selfies.”