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Tecno Camon 12 Price, Specs & Full Review In Nigeria

Tecno’s Twelth Heaven

For starters the Tecno Camon 12 has a variant – Camon 12 Pro. Find out everything you need to know about the device.

Tecno has come a long way from the first camon smartphone. The company has continually pushed towards perfection as the models get better each year. And of course expensive too.

Although the improvements have been slight. We can’t but appreciate the budget price of the camon devices. If anything, the Tecno Camon 12 is currently the most cost efficient smartphone you can find in Nigeria. At least, the one that is accessible to the average customer.

Now, there are some things we liked and others we weren’t impressed, which we’d list below;

Improved resolution quality

Great cameras (both rear and front)

Amazing aesthetics and colour variants

Long lasting battery Budget Price

There’s no fast charging

The IPS display resolution was a bit low than what most Tech fans expected

It utilizes the Octa-core Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 processor – we were underwhelmed by the choice

Tecno Camon 12 Key Specs & Price

Display: 6.52 inch IPS Infinity-V Display, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio (~269 ppi)
Operating System: Android 9.0 (Pie); HIOS 5.5
Front Camera:16MP + Dual flash
Back Camera: 16MP + 8MP + 2MP Triple Rear Camera with Quad Flash
Memory: 64GB ROM + with 4GB RAM expandable with Micro SD card up to 256GB
Capacity: 4000mAh
Fingerprint: Yes

Price – $130 – $150

Features X Design X Display

Design wise, the camon got slimmer and lighter. Looking at the Dawn blue upfront you’d easily mistake it for a Huawei smartphone. Yes, the resemblance is striking, little wonder Huawei sued Tecno parent company over patent rights.

It’s hard for your eyes to size this smartphone without coming across the 6.52 IPS display. Yes, it is an improvement on Tecno camon 11 pro. The screen eats a large portion so much that the bezels are thinner. Thanks to the 720 x 1600 pixels, It offers a wide space and allows for optimal viewing experience.

The space above the tear drop notch holds the selfie camera, speaker grills and sensor. The volume rockers and power button on the sides, while 3.5mm jack and USB 2.0 charging port is located underneath.

On the downside, the body is a bit slippery and hold finger print smudges – However, using a case will solve that issue. And you’re in luck cause the phone comes with a silicone case, however, if you need something fancy you can find amazing products in the market. It also comes in Dawn Blue, Dark Jade, Sky Cyan colours.

Yes, the fingerprint sits at the back on the smartphone and the triple cameras are lined up vertically on the left edge. We’ll discuss more on the camera output and our verdict below.


On every Camon camera is easily the selling point. And it is no different this time around. The front camera is home to a 16MP camera that has HDR picture and video capability. However, you may be disappointed at night cause the LED light does not work when HDR is on.

camon 12 cameras

Turning to rear, the cameras fall in a vertical setting; the 16MP, 8MP and 2MP depth sensor. What you get are crisp ultra wide, AI scene recognition, & AI bokeh effect . The picture quality is saturated and does not distinctively control the light. You may find some outdoor pictures especially when sunny to be overblown.

Software X Hardware X Battery

Battery life is undoubtedly great on the Tecno Camon 12. As a matter of fact, you can get up to 12 hours of heavy use. On a full charge, light users can get by the day easily. Again, another disappointing thing is the exclusion of fast charging. In this day and time fast charging is a deal breaker, so if you have doubts about the charging time, put your mind to rest, it charges in less than 2 hours.

At the helm of all activities is a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset which handles heavy games – For PUB G faithfuls, you’d be happy to know it runs smoothly. We’ve not really tested out other heavier games to see how the processor would fair. This a task you’d have to find out yourself.

Tecno Camon 12 ships with a 64GB internal storage and can be increased with a Micro-SD card. The 4GB of RAM aids smooth multi-tasking.



 Operating system:  Android 9.0 (Pie); HIOS 5.5

 Processor:  Mediatek Helio P25 chipset /Mali GPU 2.6GHz


 Colours: Dawn Blue, Dark Jade, Sky Cyan

 SIM Count: Dual SIM


 Display: 6.52 inch IPS Infinity-V Display, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio (~269 ppi)


Front Camera:16MP + Dual flash
Back Camera:
16MP + 8MP + 2MP Triple Rear Camera with Quad Flash


 Internal Storage: 64 GB

 Memory Card Support: Yes (Expandable to 256GB)

Network Support

2G: Yes

3G: Yes

4G LTE: Yes

Battery Storage

 Battery: 4000mAh Battery

Fast charging: – No

Fingerprint: Yes

Tecno Camon 12 Price in Nigeria

The Tecno Camon 12 is available in Nigeria and across Africa. You can get the best deals in Tecno stores and other affiliated Tecno retail outlets. But we found Tecno stores to have the best deals.

The Price in Naira is around N45,000 – N50,000 and the dollar equivalent is within the range of $130 – $150.

Other Tecno Alternatives

Tecno Camon 11

Tecno Camon 11 Pro