Tecno Camon 12 & Camon 12 Pro: Key Specifications, Prices and Review in Nigeria

Tecno just launched a standard version of the camon 12, with a pro unit into the market for those who will prefer an upgrade. Almost going through to a decade in in Nigeria Tecno mobile has had a good spill over time, and with the introduction of the twin smartphones in the Camon 12 and the Camon 12 pro only confirms the brands growing dominance in the mid-range smart phone industry.

This article takes a look at both smartphones core specifications, where you can purchase it and how much they are being sold in Nigeria.


Tecno Camon 12 & Camon 12 Pro Review and Prices in Nigeria

tecno camon 12 pro

Tecno Camon 12 Pro Specifications

  • Network: LTE/ HSPA/ GSM
  • Battery: Non-removable Li -Po 3500 mAh battery
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
  • Front camera: 16Mp, f/1.8 HDR
  • Back camera: Triple – 16Mp, PDAF: 8Mp, 2Mp Depth sensor
  • Realsed Date: september 2019
  • Storage: 64GB (expandable)
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Screen Size: 6.35 inches,97.4cm square, (screen body ratio 81.3%)
  • Display: 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (276 PPI)
  • GPU: Power VR GE8320
  • Dimension: 158 x 75.5 x 7.8mm (6.34 x 2.97 x 0.31in)
  • Processor Type: Octa-Core (2.0GHz Cortex-A53)
  • Operating system: Android 9.0 (HIOS 55).


Getting a cheap mobile device in Nigeria is very possible, this is the core mission of the tecno brand. While the Tecno camon 12 and camon 12 pro might not be the cheapest devices to purchase in the market, at the moment the Tecno camon 12 goes for the range between NGN 55,000 – NGN 66,000 and the Tecno camon 12 pro can be purchased at the range between NGN 65,000 – NGN 75,000.


At various tecno retail outlets near you the smartphone can be purchased and also the device can be purchased on jumia online E-commerce store.

And all other e-commerce stores available in Nigeria, the price fluctuation can be as a result of some factors which can be because of the exchange rate as at the time of purchase.

Tecno Camon 12 & Camon 12 Pro Review and Prices in Nigeria



  • RAM: 4GB
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • Storage: 64GB (expandable)
  • Back camera: Triple-12Mp, PDAF, 8Mp, 2Mp Depth sensor
  • Front camera: 16Mp, f/1.8HDR
  • Sensors: (rear mounted) Fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, proximity
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-po 4000mAh battery
  • Release Date: August, 2019
  • Operating system: Android 9.0 pie HIOS 5.5
  • Processor type: Octa-core (2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • Network: GSM/ LTE / HSPA
  • Screen size: 6.52 inches, 102.6cm square, (81.8% screen body ratio)
  • Dimension: 166 x 35.8 x 8.2mm (6.54 x 2.98 x 0.33inches)
  • Display: 720 x 1,600pixels, 20:9 ratio (269PPI density)


The tecno camon 12 pro and the tecno camon 12 is among the latest brand smartphones to be released by tecno in 2019.

while they share almost similar features, the tecno camon 12 pro boasts about higher upgrades in the areas of RAM size, camera quality, and others. Now lets look at some differences between the two.


There is no much difference between the tecno camon 12 pro and the tecno camon 12, we could call them brothers of some sort, However with a 6.4inch display screen on the front, the display type has been upgraded from IPS to AMOLED.
A switch to AMOLED means great contrast. As a matter of fact, the Tecno Camon 12 Pro boasts 100000:1 contrast ratio.

Tecno Camon 12: 6.52 inches, 102.6cm square, 720 x 1,600pixels 20:9 ratio (269 PPI density)

Tecno Camon 12 pro: 6.35 inches, 97.4cm square, 720 x 1,600pixels, 20:9 ratio (276 PPI density)

With the camon 12 which has a bigger screen of 6.52 inches and a resolution of 720 x 1,600 pixels. While the camon 12 pro boasts similar screen resolution no wonder they have got similar features and you might not say one has a feature in which the other does not have also,the tecno camon 12 pro has a bigger and greater PPI of 276 PPI, though it has a smaller screen size of 6.35 inches.

design: camon 12: 166 x 35.8 x 8.2mm (6.54 x 2.98 0.33in)

tecno camon 12 pro: 158 x 75.5 x 7.8mm (6.34 x 2.97 x 0.31in)

Yes we can say the two brother smartphones boast top designs, they are more similarities than differences between these two devices. Even though the rear panel of both smartphones are not covered in glass design, it makes them look less of quality when placed together with the likes of other credible smartphone brands.

CAMERA: The only important upgrade in camera between the Camon 12 and Tecno Camon 12 Pro is in the selfie department where the camon 12 pro unit has a 32MP snapper.

Camon 12 : Front shooter 16Mp, f/1.8HDR, with a Depth sensor of 2Mp, and a Triple 12Mp, PDAF,8Mp.

Camon 12 pro: Triple 16Mp, PDAF, 8Mp, 2Mp Depth sensor -16Mp, f/1.8HDR.

Over here, we have got a main 16 megapixels snapper which is followed by an 8 megapixels ultra wide sensor and 2 megapixel depth sensor.

For those who do not already know, there will be no telephoto lens here, so the phone will be forced to take its portrait shots from any of the other cameras on board but to be honest both smartphones feature an amazing front shooter for selfies.

Tecno Camon 12 Pro shares the same dual flash design of the vanilla Camon 12 and the Phantom 9. The LED flash flanks the earpiece on both sides.


MediaTek Helio P22 chipset seems to be the Tecno standard for top devices this year, and we see it again in the Tecno Camon 12 Pro. It has got the octa core chipset which is bundled with an increased 6GB RAM, and the storage (at 64GB) remains the same as that of the Camon 12.

The OS of choice is Android 9 Pie which has been adapted to the in-house HiOS 5.5. To round up, the 3500mAh battery is less impressive than the 4000 mAh that was seen in the Camon 12.

We should have expected that the more premium device will come with the bigger battery, but unfortunately it was not the case here.


Camon 12: 4,000mAh

Tecno camon 12 pro: 3,500mAh

The tecno smartphones brand are known for very strong battery capacity, and we were not disappointed with these new latest releases. The brand met the expectation of the end users as always, as the Tecno camon 12 boasts a 4,000mAh battery life capacity, the elder brother which is the Tecno camon 12 pro comes up at 3,500mAh battery life capacity a really good choice for a device with stable power life if you’ll ask me.



This handheld device comes up with a 3,500mAh which is quite moderate compared to other smartphone brands, the Li-Po battery is Non-removable and the answer is yes ! the camon 12 pro battery lasts with a record long hours of battery life sustainable always.

Chinedu Okeke

Chinedu is the founder of Nigerian Tech. He is a tech enthusiast who has the passion for emerging trends in the tech industry. He is also a professional web content developer.

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