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TECNO Announced CAMON 12 Air, 6.55-inch Display-O Screen Smartphone and Triple Camera

In this article, we shall be looking at all the full specifications, features and price of the TECNO CAMON 12 Air smartphone. Learn more below!

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TECNO Mobile didn’t only release the CAMON 12 and CAMON 12 Pro, they also announced a third CAMON 12 series, the “TECNO CAMON 12 Air”. This is a 6.55-inch budget smartphone equipped with the Display-O screen and triple rear camera setup.

The TECNO CAMON 12 Air has three cameras on the back, one of which has a 16-megapixel lens. The smartphone also has the largest display in the recently launched CAMON 12 family, a large 4000mAh battery and an efficient MediaTek Helio P22 chipset. The device runs on Android 9 Pie with a touch of TECNO HiOS!

In this article, we shall be looking at all the full specifications, features and price of the TECNO CAMON 12 Air smartphone.

TECNO CAMON 12 Air Features (Preview)

Starting with the rear camera, the TECNO phone sports three cameras, a 16-megapixel lens (main), and 5 megapixels (telephoto) and 2 megapixels (depth). The 16MP main lens produces razor-sharp photos even in low light condition!

The 2-megapixel camera is used to measure depth. This allows you to add a depth of field effect to your photos, blurring the background and highlighting the subject! While the 5 megapixels telephoto is great for bringing distant scenes and subjects closer. The front of the device is the 8-megapixel front camera hidden in the cut hole on the top left corner of the screen, the camera which is perfect for taking selfies and video calling!

If we look at the screen of this TECNO, you would almost forget that it is a budget smartphone. The screen is 6.55 inches in size and delivers beautiful sharp images with nice viewing angles all thanks to the HD+ display. Browsing the web, surfing social media or watching a Netflix series is all possible on the display of this CAMON 12 Air!

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TECNO has opted for the MediaTek Helio P22 processor with all CAMON 12 series including this device. This chip is normally found in budget smartphones and is very suitable for everyday apps. Also, the P22 is economical with the battery!

Of course, you always want to go out with a smartphone that has enough power. You are in the right place with this CAMON 12 Air! The massive 4000mAh battery provides enough power for a day of intensive use! The battery can also be quickly recharged thanks to the MicroUSB port!

The fingerprint scanner can be found on the back of this TECNO as oppose the under-display type equipped on the CAMON 12 Pro. This physical sensor registers your fingerprint at lightning speed, and unlocks your smartphone in a fraction of a second!

The budget Android smartphone is equipped with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage as standard. This is already a modest size where you can store lots of photos, apps and music. If you need more space, simply put a microSD card up to 128GB in your device, so you will never be short!

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TECNO has provided this device with a 3.5mm port, this means that you can easily connect your wired earbuds!

TECNO delivers the CAMON 12 Air with Android 9 Pie. The Chinese manufacturer has placed its own HiOS 5.5 shell over it, so you can expect a nice TECNO interface and several extra apps. With Android, you can design your smartphone to your taste and the Google Play Store with millions of apps is ready for you!

The models, TECNO CAMON 12 Pro and CAMON 12 have also been announced.

Key Specs

Here are the TECNO CAMON 12 Air key specifications…

Display 6.55-inch HD+ capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1520 pixels
OS Android 9 Pie (HiOS 5.5)
Processor Quad-core 2.0GHz MediaTek P22 Processor
Storage 32GB  + 3GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 128GB)
Camera 16MP + 5MP + 2MP Rear/8MP Front (With Quad-LED light)
Battery 4000mAh
Price $129 (₦46,600)


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Camon 12 Air

Tecno Camon 12 Air

TECNO CAMON 12 Air Price and Availability

The TECNO CAMON 12 Air launched in September 2019; it is available in only Aura Blue colour. You can order the phone from any of the online shopping markets using the links below.

TECNO CAMON 12 Air (3GB + 32GB) retails at $129 (₦46,600 naira in Nigeria). (CLICK TO BUY TECNO CAMON 12 AIR or VIEW MORE PHONES UNDER ₦50,000).

TECNO CAMON 12 Air Full Specifications and Features

General Features

  • Platform: Android 9 Pie (HiOS 5.5)
  • Processor: Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm), Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • Memory: 3GB RAM
  • Colours: Aura Blue
  • Dimension: 165 x 76.3 x 8.7 mm
  • Weight: 179g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM
  • Model:


  • Display: 6.55-inch, HD+ capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1520 pixels, (~84.0% screen-to-body ratio), 19.5:9 ratio (~263 PPI density)
  • Screen Protection: 2.5D Glass


  • Rear Camera: 16 megapixels ( Main) + 2 megapixels (depth) + 5 megapixels camera (telephoto), 1080p [email protected], 720p [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features:
    • Autofocus
    • Continuous shooting
    • Digital zoom
    • Digital image stabilization
    • Geotagging
    • Panorama
    • HDR
    • Touch focus
    • Face detection
    • White balance settings
    • ISO settings
    • Exposure compensation
    • Self-timer
    • Scene mode
    • Sensor size – 1/2.8″
    • Pixel size – 1.12 μm
    • Phase detection
    • 6-element lens
    • Secondary rear camera – 8 MP wide-angle lens
    • Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
    • Third rear camera sensor – 2 MP depth of field lens
  • Front Camera: 8MP AI Clear Selfie, Dual LED flash, Face Beautification, HDR+, scene recognition, AI FaceID, Dual-LED


  • Built-in Storage: 32GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 128GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GPS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Electronic Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: –
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 4000mAh removable Li-ion battery

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