Tecno Camon 17 first appeared on Google Play Console earlier in the month of march showing us a glimpse of what to expect and Tecno has sent out the new Camon 17 to retailers in Kenya. You can’t have one yet, but you can pre-order it.
The Camon 17 smartphone is not really an upgrade to the Camon 16. For starters, it has a smaller 6.55” screen, down from 6.8”. It’s still a 720p+ class display (though with 20:9 aspect ratio). The selfie camera (still living in a punch hole) has an 8MP sensor (down from 16MP).
Moving onto the back, there is a 48MP main camera sensor (down from 64MP on the 16-series), a 16MP ultra wide-angle module, and a 2MP helper module rounds off the trio.
It has a slightly more powerful chipset than the previous generation, a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset. The Mali G52 MC2 GPU runs at a higher clock speed as do the six A55 CPU cores, while the two A75 cores are the same. You get the same 4 GB of RAM, but double the storage is doubled to 128 GB. Also, this one comes with Android 11 and HiOS 7.6 out of the box. Tecno Camon 17 has the same battery size as the previous model, 5000 mAh.
Tecno Camon 17 will cost at KSh 18,899 ($175.32) in Kenya. If you want one, you can pre-order a unit with a KES 2,000 down payment. There’s no info on the pricing of the 6GB + 128GB variant.