Tecno, a rising superstar as a global smartphone brand of the new generation, released its newest CAMON 18 series days ago – offering it in three variations that is; CAMON 18 Premier, CAMON 18 P and CAMON 18 pushing the boundaries for what it means to be a professional camera smartphone in anti-shaking and clarity.
The new Tecno CAMON 18 Premier brings together the best of the CAMON series, such as TAIVOS, super night mode, selfie mode to combine with an all-new ultra-steady gimbal camera and many other features.
The Camon 18 series is said to be the most advanced pro-camera phone from the TECNO CAMON series offering an ultra-steady gimbal camera, ultra-clear 60X Hyper Zoom, self-portrait master, a new MediaTek Helio G96 chip designed for the 4G camera phone and 120Hz AMOLED screen.
It also comes with the TÜV Rheinland Certified Display for eye protection from low-blue light and a certified fast-charge system to top it off.
Aside from a better camera, the new CAMON 18 Premier offers even more enhanced AI features for achieving professional videography. Featuring an AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, it makes every touch experience faster and smoother.
Furthermore, the new Camon 18 Premier comes with Low Blue Light Certification from TÜV Rheinland which will provide consumers with the best eye care possible. Powered by the latest MediaTek Helio G96 chip and supported by a redesigned HiOS 8.0, showcase the CAMON series at what it does best, exceeding expectations once again to produce the best photos and videos that technology can offer.
“We always seek breakthroughs of product and technology to inspire our consumers to unlock the world of possibilities. The digital revolution with the rise of new generations brings the latest trend of film making through a smartphone device.
The CAMON 18 Premier is the first TECNO product to take Ultra-steady Gimbal Camera technology innovations to create a brand-new experience for users. With “Stop At Nothing” as TECNO’s brand spirit, we aim to continually make breakthroughs in product and design innovations as we have delivered through CAMON 18 Series.” said Stephan Ha, General Manager of TECNO.
Tecno’s Camon 18 series offers a better camera and other features
When looking at what the new Camon series has to offer in terms of hardware and software, a few features stand out as the most impressive which include;
1. Ultra-steady Gimbal Camera, a Smart “Shaking” Lens to Cancel External Shaking Motions
Users of all levels, from casual users to professional content creators, will have a new tool to achieve that perfect video. The CAMON 18 Premier is now imbued with unparalleled anti-shaking technology at 300% the effectiveness of other smartphones without the anti-shaking technology.
When combined with a wide-angle lens, the CAMON 18 Premier is now capable of 109° wide-angle shooting, allowing users to create truly beautiful videos anywhere, while doing anything, with sublime clarity.
The CAMON 18 Premier’s rear camera follows the meticulously ratioed design philosophy that enhances the three lenses — a 64MP main camera, a 12MP Ultra-steady Gimbal Camera with the widened frame, and an 8MP periscope lens housed within a new elegant glowing and ceramic backing and a cleaner, tougher flat surface design.
2. Ultra-clear 60X Hyper Zoom, See Further Than the Eyes Can Perceive
The CAMON 18 Premier uses a 5X periscope lens and Galileo algorithm engine, which accesses multiple frames and gathers pixel information to enhance resolution and clarity.
By combining the 5X optical zoom capability with up to 12X AI algorithm-based digital zoom, users can achieve an incredible 60X hybrid zoom and travel as far as the moon in photography, elevating smartphone astrophotography to spectacular levels.
3. Master the Art of Self-Portrait with the 32 MP AI Selfie Camera
TECNO embodies their “Stop At Nothing” maxim with the 32 MP front camera, once again exceeding expectations with crystal-clear clarity. The powerhouse camera comes with a more compact and convenient UI, incorporating clear cut function buttons and new intelligent gender-based identification.
The beauty function has increased inclusivity for male features, having introduced beard and eyebrow enhancement. Users can now utilize the Portrait Light Effect Mode to lighten, darken, change, or remove the background completely, lending the world of photo-editing software concisely to the palms of their hands.
4. Stylish & Exquisite Design from Color to Texture
CAMON18 series adopts natural and flexible design language and interprets flowers and trees, natural breezes and drizzle in the product design. At the same time, it advocates the most dynamic and energetic elegant fashion design sense, which is perfectly integrated into the urban language.
The ceramic elements are added to our products to bring a new aesthetic perspective to the CAMON series and give the products more imagination.
5. Unleash Smoother, Faster Performance with the Newest MediaTek Helio G96 Chip and 33W Flash Charging
Equipped with a MediaTek Helio G96 CPU with eight cores, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage, the CAMON 18 Premier possesses multi-tasking ability like never before, empowering seamless integration of multiple apps.
This incredible processing power, coupled with a 4750 mAh battery, comprehensively enhances user experience, resulting in a system with the ability to photograph, videograph, network, and run games with remarkable smoothness.
With TÜV Rheinland certifications for Safe Fast-charge Systems, CAMON 18 Premier supports 33W Flash Charging, attaining 50% charge in just 20 minutes and a full charge in 65 minutes.
6. Live Vivid with the 120Hz Refresh Rate and TÜV Rheinland Certified Display for Eye Protection on your CAMON 18 Premier
The 6.7” AMOLED display (1080×2400) has a Full HD resolution with up to 550 nit brightness and 100% NTSC for maximum visual satisfaction. The display boasts a 120Hz refresh rate; this unprecedented high refresh rate in a phone promises higher display fluidity and a more coherent and intuitive experience — the scroll is smoother and touch feedback is more sensitive.
Moreover, as a TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light (Hardware Solution) certified product, the CAMON 18 Premier can reduce blue light to provide comfort for your eyes all day long and reduce overall power consumption.
7. Explore Ahead with the Latest HiOS 8.0
For all the stunning hardware, TECNO’s software pulls its own weight. The latest HiOS 8.0 features Za-Hooc2.0 high-security privacy solutions, relying on leading data security capabilities and privacy protection technology to build a strong and safe privacy ecosystem to protect both hardware and software data.
With AI OS system service, life is far more well-organized. Calendar, business trips & meetings, flight information, birthday reminders… Do not miss any important moment.
Looking at what the new Camon series has to offer on paper, everything seems quite impressive. We are yet to have a test run with it but we hope the company has made better improvements with the HiOS by removing the unnecessary bloatware and limiting the intrusive ads that make the user experience horrible.
Also, seeing that Qualcomm and Snapdragon are among the best mobile chips in the market, are yet to determine whether the MediaTek Helio G96 chips hold up to today’s standards as some of their earlier Camon’s had overheating issues and often wore down after a year to two of usage.
TECNO is a premium smartphone and AIoT devices brand from TRANSSION Holdings. With “Stop At Nothing” as its brand essence, TECNO is committed to unlocking the best contemporary technologies for progressive individuals across global emerging markets, giving them elegantly designed intelligent products that inspire consumers to uncover a world of possibilities.
Author: Allan Bangirana
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