Not long ago, the excitement in the Nigerian smartphone industry that died down late last year after the release of Tecno’s Phantom 6/6 Plus and Infinix’s Zero 4/4 Plus, has once again been stirred up by Tecno Mobile. It started with the announcement of the Tecno L9 and L9 Plus and continued with the rumours of a successor to the successful Camon C9 that was launched last year – the Tecno Camon CX (Camon C10). Now, the CX Air version has been launched and we have gathered all specs and features as it surfaced, the smartphone is called the Tecno Camon CX Air (Camon C10 Air).

The major difference between the Camon CX and the Camon CX Air is in the camera department and the chip; the Air version has a less powerful chip and cameras with slightly lower specs than the Camon CX. Otherwise, the specs of both smartphones are similar. It is important to note that CX Air means the same as C10 Air, as the X there stands for a Roman letter that’s numerically equivalent to 10.

Tecno Camon CX Air (Camon C10 Air) Specifications, Review and Highlights

Display & Design

The Tecno Camon CX Air comes with same a 5.5-inch display as its sister, the CX. The smartphone has a resolution of f 1080 x 1920 pixels (HD) with display density of 293PPI and bears the same metal unibody design found in the Camon CX. Also, to add to this, the new CX Air sports a 2.5D Glass Protector which brought about a slight curve at the 4 sides.

Storage & Processor

The Camon CX Air is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6750T processor with a clock frequency of 1.25GHz, while its graphics processor is handled by a Mali T880.

The phone has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB with a microSD card.

Camera

In this aspect, the Camon C10 Air seems to stay on the same page with last year’s Camon C9 with its 13MP rear and front camera lenses, but there is a distinct difference; the rear of the C10 Air sports a dual camera flash light, something that was absent from last year’s series flagship.

Both the rear and front cameras of the CX Air are accompanied by a LED flash.

Battery & Connectivity

The Tecno Camon CX Air packs the same battery capacity, 3200mAh as the Camon CX. It is manufactured using the Lithium-Polymer battery technology, and the reason for the same battery capacity is probably to maintain its slimness.

The phone comes with a dual micro-SIM slot and supports 4G LTE network connectivity. A Micro USB v2.0 port is present for charging with USB OTG (On-the-Go) functionality which allows you to connect to USB accessories on the fly.

Software & Hardware

In terms of hardware, the CX Air, like its bigger counterpart, comes with a fingerprint sensor, unlike the Camon C9 that only possessed an ‘eyeball scanner’ for security verification.

In the software aspect, Tecno steps things up a notch in the Camon C10 series by bundling them along with the latest version of the Android OS, Android 7.0 Nougat upon which the company’s custom User Interface, HiOS has been built.

Tecno Camon CX Air Full Phone Specifications

General

Device BrandTecno
ModelCamon CX Air
AnnouncedMarch 15, 2017
ReleasedMarch 23, 2017
StatusAvailable

Network

2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GHz
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 GHz
4G NetworkLTE Band 3(1800), 7(2600), 20(800), 28A(700), 40(2300)
SIM TypeMicro-SIM, dual standby
SIM CountDual SIM

Data

2GGPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4GUp to 300/50 Mbps
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Web BrowserYes, HTML5

Design

TypeSmartphone
Dimensions152.8mmx75.8mmx7.75mm
Weight
BuildMetal Unibody Design.
ColorsPink, Blue, Gold

Display

Display TypeIPS Capacitive touchscreen
Size5.5 inches
Resolution720 * 1280 pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density293PPI
Touch ScreenYes
ProtectionYes
Featuresn/a
Secondary DisplayNo

Camera

13MP Dual Cameras
Yes
720p HD Video
Autofocus, Subject-Tracking
Yes, LED flash (Primary) | (Secondary)
13MP, Dual-LED Flash

Software

Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
HiOS
Yes
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes

Hardware

64-bit MediaTek MT6750T
CPUQuad-Core 1.25 GHz
GPUMali T880
2GB RAM
Internal Storage16GB
Expandable up to 128 GB (microSD) [dedicated]
Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Fingerprint
Controls

Connectivity

Yes, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP
Bluetooth Profiles
InfraredNo
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeYes; USB v2.0
USB On-the Go (OTG)Yes
GPSYes, GPS + A-GPS
NFCNo
HDMINo
No

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Po
Capacity3200mAh
PlacementNon-removable
Standby
Talk Time
Music Play

Messaging

SMSYes (threaded view)
MMSYes
EmailYes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IMYes

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
n/a
Yes, FM radio No
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

Availability and Price of Tecno Camon CX Air (Camon C10 Air) in Nigeria, Kenya & Ghana

The Tecno Camon CX Air has been released with its bigger sibling in the series, the Camon CX on a 23, March by the company. When it’s fully available, you can buy the Android phone at leading online stores in the countries. Tecno Camon CX Air price in Nigeria is expected to range from 50,000 Naira to 75,000 Naira.

4 COMMENTS

  1. I saw it on Jumia for 64 thousand naira. Maybe i can get it for lease in physical shops. I have a 60k budget and i really need this phone.

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