There’s been speculation when it comes to the TECNO Camon 16 series’ arrival on the Ugandan market, succeeding the Camon 15 Series that was launched ending of June, 2020. Over the past few weeks, there’s been mixed feelings of excitement and question about when the follow up series to the former would be. Having launched in Nigeria, Kenya last week, and in India two days ago (12th October), we can now confirm that Uganda is next in line.
The upcoming Camon 16 series was announced last week, in a post that was put up on the Official TECNO Mobile Facebook page and it indicated that there were 5 days till the unveiling of the Camon 16 series. The next couple of days were dedicated to welcoming pre-orders from the public ahead of the launch. Pre-orders were open to all, and all one had to do was walk into any TECNO Mobile outlet around Kampala and all pre-selected outlets all over the country and pay UGX. 50,000 for booking; to which they would be offered a receipt as evidence of payment plus a FREE pair of TECNO original HIPOD(S) earphones as a bonus gift. The pre-order ran till the 10th of October.
Notably, the Camon 16 series has already been formally rumored to be available early September but distribution was delayed due to the global pandemic. Well, the wait is over. Today, TECNO and MTN have once again joined efforts in strengthening their partnership by premiering the Camon 16 series, in an event held at the Kampala Serena Hotel earlier today. The collaboration between TECNO and MTN looks to giving more to customers with this sleek smartphone that is packaged along with free 3GB MTN Mobile internet every month for three months. In addition to this, customers do get back 100% bonus on all bundles they activate for 90 days on the MTN SIM used in the Camon 16 they purchase.
Somdev Sen (Chief Marketing Officer, MTN Uganda), speaking at the event remarked that: “As TECNO Mobile launches the Camon 16 series, with free data from MTN, Our partnership with TECNO is one we carry with pride because it fits very well with our vision of delivering a bold new digital world for customers. This launch of yet another top of the range, affordable smartphone, is testament to our commitment of ensuring that everyone enjoys the benefits of a modern connected life through the services and products we offer”.
— MTN Uganda (@mtnug) October 14, 2020
“In 2019, we launched a partnership with MTN to enhance the value TECNO smartphones offer to our customers. We are here today to continue fulfilling our promise of enabling all Ugandans to experience the best smartphones while using the best internet service provider in the country. Camon 16 is more than just a smartphone looking at the upgrades we have installed in the device. The upgrades are not just from the hardware but the software as well. This is because of our mission and desire to give our customers at an affordable price,” said “We’ve realised robust growth in sales and product development from the time we partnered with MTN said Ssemyalo Steven (Assistant brand manager TECNO MOBILE Uganda.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed all areas of life, both social and economic. This has pushed us to think outside the box on how best we can give more value to our customers. As TECNO, we launch the Camon 16 series to enable all Ugandans stay connected to their friends, families, and workmates by experiencing the best smartphone on the market. Camon 16 series is a device for everyone, no matter what you do or age, it is a great phone, and we encourage everyone to purchase this powerful device.
This latest addition in the Camon series/ family; Camon16 series is an all upgraded smartphone from the hardware to the software; pioneering on many fronts such as Camera technology, stylish design, operating system, and many other features you will discover when you use the device.
The Camon16 series suits your new and emerging needs. To start with photography. The handset comes with four shooters on the back and two on the front. On the back, the Premier, the front camera has been upgraded with a 64 MP Sony IMX686 Ultra Quad Camera sensor and an “AI-enabled Ultra Night lens”; accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide-angle snapper, and two 2MP macro units to assist night photos, Portraits (48MP Dual Front Camera with Dual Flash, 64MP Quad Rear Camera with Five Flash Sensor).
These are joined by a fingerprint reader for biometric authentication and come with Night Portrait Mode, 10x Zoom, Slow-mo Video Recording, and Video Bokeh. The Camon 16 also comes with a feature called Eye Autofocus – for front and rear cameras – which Tecno says “enables one to stabilize focus around the eyes and makes the portraits sharp”.
The Helio G70-powered smartphone also has a feature called Super Night Shot, which is powered by TAIVOS (TECNO AI Vision Optimization Solution); which is an image processing and enhancement lab for the Camon series that filters the image noise and optimizes the photo and video quality. The 64MP Ultimate clear photography, 48MP Super clear portrait selfie supported by new camera technology.
The front panel of the Camon 16 is built around a tall 6.9″ display of Full HD Dot-in screen Display with 90Hz refresh rate resolution. ‘t has a hole in the top-left corner for the 48MP selfie camera Dual Front Camera (Ultra-Wide-Angle Selfie Camera), which comes with Super Night Shot, 2K video recording and Video Bokeh. and a pill-shaped punch hole for the dual selfie cameras (48 MP main + 8 MP ultrawide). It is an LCD, meaning the fingerprint scanner made its way on the side, under the power key (side-mounted fingerprint sensor on the top left corner of the screen) to enable customers to unlock their phone in a more convenient and comfortable manner. This was also for a better visual sense of the whole design.
The TECNO Camon16 series comes powered by the Helio G90T chipset for Extreme Performance; making it one of the pioneer smartphones on the market to have this super-fast and strong processor. More to this, we are also informed that it comes with a type C charger with 33W fast-charging power up-to 70% battery in under 30 minutes. That’s super-fast, isn’t it? Share your comments about this advancement from TECNO.
Runs Android 10.0 + HIOS 6.0 operating system on top and has 8GB RAM and more internal storage onboard of up to 128GB, among other great features; to cater for all problems caused by low storage like freezing and deletion of customers files from the phone. This is all to give customers the best seamless experience. The smartphone also comes with a dedicated slot for a microSD card that allows storage expansion by up to 256GB.
With this, I’d like to let you know that the Camon 16 series comes in models: Camon 16 Pro and Camon 16 Premier; and the Camon 16S; and is currently available in a single color, Glacial Silver and ships with a 4500mAh battery that charges at up to 33W through an impressive Flash Charge microUSB port. In terms of Network & Connectivity, the Camon 16 uses: GSM, WCDMA, LTE (FDD, TDD), GPRS, HSPA+FULL EDGE, GPS, WIFI, FM, BT, OTG
The launch comes with a lot of benefits for our special customers. All customers that purchase Camon 16 Premier get free 3GB internet data every month for three months and a 100% data bonus on every data bundle purchased, all on their MTN line.
Introducing the Next level Camera Evolution Phone that has already won prestigious awards worldwide. The smartphone comes fully connected with free 3GB internet bundle from MTN, every month for three months and 100% bonus on all data bundles purchased. #TecnoxMTN #Camon16IsMore pic.twitter.com/TQVQWCUt9s
— MTN Uganda (@mtnug) October 14, 2020
“We urge all customers to get this Next level Camera Evolution Phone from any TECNO branded shop or MTN Service center near them and enjoy the benefits that come with it”, concluded Mr. Shiva.
The launch of Camon 16 series in Uganda comes after winning serial major awards worldwide such as the Global Product Innovation Award at IFA.
It’s priced at Ugx. 1,099,000 and is available in all TECNO Mobile branded shops and MTN Service Centers/ Duukas. 🤗 Get one today… 😊