The Tecno Camon C9: What the Camon C8 Should Have Been 3

Chinese based Tecno Mobile whose main focus is the African mobile phone market unveiled another budget/mid-range smartphone, the Camon C9. The Camon C9 is a successor to last year’s Camon C8. The Camon C8 mopped up a lot of sales mainly because of the improvement in the camera department (13MP back camera with dual LED flash and 5MP front camera with LED flash).

No doubt Tecno Mobile has come a long way in the African smartphone industry. My first adventure into the android world was through one of their devices, The Tecno M7. The last of their device I used was the Camon C8, good camera but performed poorly in the area of multitasking and RAM management. Although packed with a good GPU it only had 1 gigabyte of RAM. Our honeymoon only lasted 2 months.
The Tecno C9 was made to fix the flaws of the C8 and believe me it looks impressive.

Let’s see what the Camon C9 has to offer


There’s a lot of concentration on the camera technology like it’s predecessors in the Camon line, it is first a camera phone

Pure 13MP Front Camera with 83 Degree wide angle to take wider views.

5P lens that reflects true colors and vivid images

The front Camera can shoot 10 people together with a 13MP 120-degree Panaromic Mode

Quick Snap

The device comes with a quick snap button and auto focus

The front camera is centered in the upper part of the phone for better selfies

Like the C8 it comes with a powerful front flash- 15 lux natural flashlight

Camon C9 claims to have more camera sentitive area than that of the iPhone 6s Plus and Samsung S6 edge.
Definitely looking forward to a camera showdown

The back camera comes with Coaxial 6P Optical lens, one more than the C8 and filters 50% more parasitic light.

Enhances photos automatically with excellent capture 2.0


Eye Scanner

It is equipped with biometric Iris recognition sensor technology for security.

Memory & Processor

Comes with 2GB of RAM, an improvement from that of the C8 and an octa-core processor

Runs on Tecno’s on Marshmellow based HiOS


A smartband launched with the C9 to assist in long distance shooting, monitoring sleep patterns, and alerts owner of calls

Device Highlights

Operating System: HIOS V1.0: Based on Android 6.0
Band: GPRS/EDGE: 900/1800
WCDMA: 900/2100
LTE: Band3/7/20
Dimension: 153*76.4*10.35mm
Display: 5.5″ FHD IPS Touchscreen
Resolution: FHD(1920*1080)
Processor: Octa-core Processor
Camera: 13.0 MP AF Back Camera with Flashlight
              13.0 MP Front Camera with Flashlight
Memory: 16 GB ROM + 2 GB RAM Expandable Micro SD, up to 128GB
Connectivity: GPS, Wi-Fi, BT
Battery Capacity: 3000mAh
Sensor: G-sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor

Price: #55,000

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Frederick Damasus is a tech enthusiast and blogger who has a passion for creativity and innovation. He is a self-taught graphic designer and currently delving into web design and development. He loves photography and volunteers his spare time to inspire children in orphanages through dance. He is a trained Petroleum Engineer but found himself in the AID/Development sector. He currently serves as the M&E/ICT Manager at the Center for Creative Development Strategies, an NGO based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

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