The new Tecno Camon 17 Series smartphones have been launched in India. There are two phones under this new series- Tecno Camon 17 & Tecno Camon 17 Pro. Like other Tecno Camon phones, the USP of these devices is their photography and videography capabilities.
Commenting on the launch, Arijeet Talapatra, CEO of TRANSSION India, said, “With TECNO’s CAMON portfolio, we are constantly pushing the boundary to make cutting-edge mobile camera technology available to everyone at a competitive price. Our CAMON products seek to constantly transform the way photography has been experienced by the category consumers till now. The latest product offerings under CAMON 17 series have been designed keeping in mind the need of the hour requirements of the new-age consumers and offer pro-grade smartphone videography & photography capabilities along with a big screen and a powerful processor for a seamless smartphone experience. We are confident it will be a great success and will set a standard that others will follow.”
The Tecno Camon 17 has a 6.6-inch HD+ display, whereas the Tecno Camon 17 Pro has a bigger 6.8-inch full HD+ display. The phones offer 500 nits of peak brightness, 90Hz refresh rate, and a 180Hz touch sampling rate. There is a punch-hole camera on the top left corner of Tecno Camon 17, while the punch hole camera on the Tecno Camon 17 Pro is right at the top of the display in the middle. The Tecno Camon 17 is powered by MediaTek’s Helio G85 chipset and 4GB or 6GB of RAM with 128GB onboard storage. The Tecno Camon 17 Pro is powered by MediaTek’s Helio G95 chipset and 8GB of RAM and 128GB onboard storage. Both the phones offer memory expansion up to 256GB via a microSD card which users can pop into the triple slot alongside two nano-SIM cards. The Tecno Camon 17 has a fingerprint scanner on the back, whereas the Tecno Camon 17 Pro comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
In terms of camera, the Tecno Camon 17 sports a quad-camera setup comprising a 64-megapixel primary shooter paired with two 2-megapixel lenses and a fourth AI camera. While on the front, the phone has a 16-megapixel selfie shooter. The Tecno Camon 17 Pro also has a quad-camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary sensor, paired with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, the Tecno Camon 17 Pro features a 48MP AI selfie camera. The phones feature various professional photography and videography modes such as AI Portrait, Ultra HD, Super Night, 4K Timelapse, 4K 30FPS recording, AR 3.5, and Video Bokeh. The front camera also has various features like micro slit adjustable dual front flash, customized filters, eye autofocus, wide selfie, and more.
Both the phones pack a massive 5000mAh battery inside. The Tecno Camon 17 supports up to 18W fast charging, while the Tecno Camon 17 Pro supports 33W fast charging. The Tecno Camon 17 Pro can get fully charged within 1 hour and 23 minutes. Both the phones offer standard connectivity features like dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G with VoLTE, USB-C for charging and data transfer.
The new Tecno Camon 17 is priced at ₹12,999 for the sole variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage. There are three color variants to choose from- Frost Silver, Spruce Green, and Magnet Black. Customers purchasing the Tecno Camon 17 can get a 10% instant discount on HDFC debit and credit card transactions, including EMIs. The Tecno Camon 17 Pro is priced at ₹16,999 for the only variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. It comes in a single Arctic Down color option. Customers purchasing the Tecno Camon 17 Pro can get free Buds1 worth ₹1,999 and a 10% instant discount on HDFC debit and credit card transactions, including EMIs. The Tecno Camon 17 and Tecno Camon 17 Pro will go on sale starting Amazon Prime Day on July 26.