Last Wednesday, Tecno Mobile launched 3 notch display smartphones in India, namely Tecno Camon iAir 2+, Tecno Camon i2 and Tecno Camon i2X. All devices are Artificial Intelligent powered and they all run on Android 8.1 Oreo. Although this post will concentrate only on the Tecno Camon i2.
The latest Camon i2 features a 6.2inch notch display, same as the iAir 2+, and boasts full view display aspect ratio of 19.9 and runs smoothly on the latest Tecno customised Android skin, HiOS 4.1.
Tecno Camon i2 Key Specifications
OS: HiOS 4.1, customized skin based on Android 8.1 Oreo, upgradable to Android 9 Pie
Display: 6.2″ HD+ 1520 x 720 pixels; Notch Display, 2.5D curved glass display; 19:9 aspect ratio
SIM capacity: Dual SIM: nano + nano / nano + microSD
Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
CPU/GPU: 2GHz Quad-Core MTK Helio A22 processor; with IMG PowerVR GE-class GPU
Internal Storage/Memory: 32 GB of ROM and 3 GB of RAM
Main Camera: Dual Camera Setup – a 13MP camera with quad-LED flash, f/1.8 aperture PLUS 2MP camera
Secondary Camera: 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, with LED flash
Miscellaneous: a Fingerprint sensor, Face unlock
Battery Capacity: 3750mAh battery
Display and Build
Tecno Camon i2 has a 6.2″ full view display made of LCD panel. The screen panel features a 720 x 1520 px resolution and has a IPS technology in the design. The display spreads up to 88.16% of the front area (screen-to-body ratio), leaving at least tiny bezels at the top and bottom. It has a clear visual that is okay for watching movies and playing games. There is a presence of a wide range of colour Gamut on the panel and brighter than those we have seen on previous Camon devices.
The design is what we have seen so far in the past few weeks on some, not to popular brands, and we presume Tecno chose India as a testing ground for such. If truly the move was to test the acceptability of a notch screen device on a smaller brand, then we commend them. Generally, the majority of phone user loves notch.
Tecno Camon i2 body is made of polycarbonate plastic material, hence makes it very light and easy to use. The device feels so premium as though its made of glass or metal often seen on high-end devices.
Camera, Network And Connectivity
Tecno Camon i2 is equipped with dual camera set-up for main and single front-facing camera. The main camera comprises of dual 13MP and 2MP lens which has support for portrait modes and allows you to take a professional looking picture with the bokeh effect. On the other hand, the secondary camera sports a 16MP f/2.0 aperture shooter that supports Face-id. Tecno boasts that both the primary and secondary cameras are AI-powered. What does that mean? The intelligence adjusts and slightly edit your pictures in accordance with your environment, with looking edited. All thanks to Google Camera.
Tecno Camon i2 uses a hybrid SIM tray. Which means you can decide to use the dual network at a time or forgo one of the SIM for an SD card instead. The choice is yours. It also supports dual 4G VoLTE for easy switch between networks.
The Camon i2 have support for Bluetooth 4.2, a 3.5mm jack, USB port, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and A-GPS, GLONASS.
The Non-removable battery on Tecno Camon i2 is strong enough to take you through the day. The battery has a capacity of 3750 mAh, and its made of Lithium Polymer (LiPo).
Price of Tecno Camon i2
For now, Camon i2 is only available in India for the price of RS. 10,499. Tecno mobile may release device in other emerging markets in following weeks. Check back for an update on availability in other locations.