The Tecno Camon 18 Premier announced earlier this month has landed at our office for review in the Polar Night color.
Opening the retail package reveals a protective case, 33W adapter, USB-C cable, earphones, SIM ejector tool and the usual paperwork.
The Camon 18 Premier is built around a 6.7 “FullHD + AMOLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate and a maximum brightness of up to 550 nits. The panel has a hole in the middle for the 32MP selfie camera, but there is no fingerprint reader underneath.
Instead, the scanner is integrated in the power key on the right side of the phone, and this is hardly a surprise, as we have already seen quite a few phones with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner despite an AMOLED display.
On the opposite side we have three cameras and an LED flash sitting inside a rectangular island. The camera system consists of 64 MP primary, 12 MP ultrawide and 8 MP periscope telephoto devices.
The ultrawide unit comes with gimbal OIS, while the periscope module offers 5x optical and 60x hybrid zoom. There is also a Moon Probe mode, which lets you take clear pictures of the moon.
Under the hood, we have the Helio G96 SoC paired with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage space, which can be expanded via a microSD card. On the software side, we get Android 11 with Tecnos HiOS 8.0 on top.
The Tecno Camon 18 Premier is powered by a 4,750 mAh battery that draws power through a USB-C port of up to 33W. The smartphone also has an NFC chip and a 3.5 mm headphone jack on board.
Our Tecno Camon 18 Premier review is underway, so stay tuned to find out if it’s worth your money.