Tecno Camon 16 premier — specs and price in Nigeria

The newest addition to Tecno’s Camon series — Tecno Camon 16 premier — boast of excellent cameras, spacious storages and fast charging capacity. The Camon series is Tecno’s series of smartphones renown for trendsetting camera quality. These brands, although relatively expensive, come handy with premium features.

Tecno Camon 16 premier — specs

Tecno Camon 16 Premier is the earliest released model of a smartphone series which would feature Tecno Camon 16 and Tecno Camon 16 Pro.

Tecno Camon 16 dual dot-in display has a wide screen size of 6.9 inches, with a screen refresh rate of 90Hz. Like the Infinix Zero 8, a Sony IMX686 sensor powers the stellar 64MP primary lens at the rear. The front features a 48MP primary lens located in the dual dot-in engravement, adding up to the brands award-winning photography prowess.

A fingerprint sensor is conveniently located by the side of the device, while a Mediatek MT6785 Helio G90T processor powers the Camon 16 premier. Full description is as follows:


The Camon 16 premier smartphone features a wide display by virtue of its 6.9-inch LCD FullHD+ screen with resolution of 1080×2460 pixels.

Tecno Camon 16 premier — design

A dual dot-in engravement bears the smartphone’s two front cameras. And as with modern premium models, a 90Hz refresh rate is starred by the device making for its smooth display rendering.

TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Display size6.90 inches
Display resolution1080 x 2460 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~374 ppi density)
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla Glass
Ratios~88.7% screen-to-body ratio
Dimensions170.6 x 77.2 x 9.1 mm (6.72 x 3.04 x 0.36 in)
ColorsGlacial Silver

Tecno Camon 16 premier — Camera

The highlight of the Camon 16 Premier are its cameras. A quintessential four-sided camera plus flash ordains the rear of the device. The flash situated at the bottom of the setup at the rear is made up of five single LEDs, strengthening the intensity and consequently improving night capture.

battery specifications

A 64 MP Sony IMX686 main sensor similar to that used on the Infinix Zero 8 is employed on the Camon 16 Premier. Assisting it is the 8 MP ultrawide-angle camera, while two units of 2MP lenses aids in night and portraits capture.

In the front, a dual dot-in engravement has a 48MP main camera and a 8MP Ultrawide sensor. Both sensors flaunts a f/2.2 aperture. A little above this is a dual LED flash, made to light up your beauty.

The popular brand brags that with the intelligent recognition made to the smartphone’s imaging, capturing moving objects is more defined and less of a task. With an AI RAW multi-frame ultra night processing, night portrait capture is supposedly clearer; the new addition is an upgrade to the Super Night Mode V1.0.

Its photo stabilisation algorithms based on TAIVOS™ (Tecno AI vision optimisation solution) employed on Camon models won the Computer Vision and pattern recognition (CVPR) Dark complexion portrait segmentation challenge 2020.

device details

Main CameraQuad:

  • 64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, PDAF
  • 8 MP, f/2.3, 119˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, (dedicated video camera)
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Rear camera featuresPenta-LED flash, panorama, HDR
Rear camera video[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], gyro-EIS
Selfie CameraDual:

  • 48 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide) 1/2.0″, 0.8µm
  • 8 MP, f/2.2, 105˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
Selfie camera featuresDual-LED flash, HDR, Video: [email protected]

Memory, Software and Processor

A superlative 8GB RAM and a 128GB internal storage is made for this smartphone. The Mediatek MT6785 Helio G90T processor based on eight cores employed by Tecno Camon 16 Premier aids in multi-tasking, providing an ultimate smooth experience. Tecno avers that its Camon 16 Premier smartphone has an about 11% improved performance.

ChipsetMediatek MT6785 Helio G90T (12 nm)
CPUOcta-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUMali-G76 MC4
Memory Card slotmicroSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal storage128GB
Operating systemAndroid 10
SkinHIOS 7.0

Battery, Sensors and connectivities

Tecno employs the use of a 4500mAh battery on its Camon 16 Premier smartphone. This battery could fast charge at 33W till 70% in 30 minutes.

Tecno Camon 16 premier — outline

The smartphone maker also avers that a heat-tube dissipation cools down about 2 degrees of surface temperature while charging. This by virtue of reducing the heat which makes way to the battery, improves its lifespan.

Capacity4500mAh non-removable
Battery TypeLithium Polymer
Fast charging33 Watt (70% in 30 min)
Fingerprint sensorSide-mounted

Other sensors
accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

3.5mm jackYes
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
ColorsGlacial Silver
Release dateSeptember 04, 2020
  • 4G Bands: TD-LTE » 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)FD-LTE » 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5)
  • 3G Bands:
    UMTS 2100 / 900 / 850 MHz
  • 2G Bands:
    GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz

Price and availability in Nigeria

The price of the Tecno Camon 16 Premier smartphone is ~ N115,000.

Once available, its price would sure be fluctuating in the Nigerian market. It is also expected that the above price would be considerably reduced.

Tecno Camon 16 premier — Verdict

Tecno Camon 16 Premier is Tecno’s flagship device. The ‘Camon’ branded devices are Tecno’s camera-centred series of smartphones. Like its ‘Power’ series which centres on battery capacity, the Camon series is respected for its elegance in photography.


The only single downside with the Camon 16 Premier is its 4500mAh battery which is less than some standards kept in the industry. Aside this, the smartphone contends favourable with flagships from competing brands.


    • Excellent Camera specifications
    • Excellent display specifications

Good storages.

  • Excellent performance specifications
  • Supports side-mounted fingerprints
  • Supports fast charge — 33W (70% in 30 min)


  • The 4500mAh battery capacity is below Industry set par.
  • The price tag is slightly high compared relative to other brands of similar features.
  • As at time of writing, there was no mention of a gorilla glass protection for the Camon 16 Premier.

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