Announcement: Tecno Camon 12 Air - the cheapest model with a holey screen

TECNO Mobile, not too goodknown to a wide range of consumers, despite the fact that it offers its equipment in more than seventy countries of the world, it may become somewhat more popular in the Russian market thanks to the new smartphone Camon 12 Air.

The model is unique in its own way. Until now, a screen with a “hollow” and a budget chipset have not been found in one device. And then there is a triple camera and a solid battery. At least interesting. Given the official price of 8,990 rubles - and that is more interesting.

Camon is not an invitation to action. It stands for “Camera is always ON” - that is, “camera is always on.” Apparently, this should indicate the speed with which you can take a picture, although nothing specific is mentioned about this.

Cameras for the state employee are quite decent. The triple main has modules of 16 MP, 2 MP macro and 5 MP wide-angle. The aperture of the f / 1.8 main module allows us to hope for relatively good photos in low light, but if there is very little light, a four-diode flash (150 lux) should help. Artificial intelligence is provided that recognizes scenes and selects the appropriate shooting modes.

The front camera, for which a hole was cut in the 6.55-inch screen of the device, has a resolution of 8 MP. AI Beauty mode is supported, including in the active video call mode. .

The battery capacity is 4000 mAh - there is clearly no reason to complain about the failure in this regard. The amount of RAM - 3 GB - is more or less normal. Chipset - MediaTek Helio P22.

Tecno Camon 12 Air “Alpine Gold”

Two color options are offered, with one of them looking at least fresh. The kit includes headphones, a protective film and a transparent case.

A smartphone can be purchased from November 20, 2019 a new product can be purchased in DNS stores, a little later it will appear in the stores of the Svyaznoy network.


Russia - Helio A22
India - Helio P22

Main features of Tecno Camon 12 Air:

Screen S-IPS, 6.55 ″, 720 × 1600, 268 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch, HD +
IronMediaTek Helio A22
4 x Cortex-A53, PowerVR GE8320
MediaTek Helio P22
4 x Cortex-A53, 4 x Cortex-A53, PowerVR GE8320
Memory RAM 3-4 GB, ROM 32–64 GB, Micro-SD up to 256 GB
Mobile Internet LTE
Mobile networksLTE Bands 3,7,20
UMTS 900, 2100
GSM 900, 1800
BatteryLi-Ion, 4000 mAh
Dimensions 164.2 x 76.1 x 8.15 mm
Weight 181 g
Rear Camera: Triple, Flash, Auto Focus

- 16 MP, f / 1.8, 77 °

- 5 MP, wide angle, f / 2.4, 114 °

- 2 MP, f / 2.8, 66 °
front camera: 8 MP, f / 2.0, 81 °, flash, no autofocus
Navigation GPS
OS Android 9.0 Pie, HiOS 5.5
SensorsAccelerometer, Compass, Approach, Illumination, Fingerprint Scanner (at the back)
USBMicro v2.0, USB-OTG

Tatyana Kobelskaya