After the launch of the Camon 19 Neo and Camon 19, Tecno has now introduced another handset in its Camon 19 series with the launch of Tecno Camon 19 Pro 5G. With its unique design and superior camera capabilities, this smartphone is one of a kind in its price segment. The camera is so good that the digital cover of Cosmopolitan India for the month of August was shot on the Tecno Camon 19 Pro 5G. Here is a detailed overview of what makes this smartphone stand out from its competition.
Design and Display – A thing of beauty
The Tecno Camon 19 Pro 5G comes with a unique twin camera design. The mid-frame has a slight curvature, with soft R-angles making it easier to hold in the hand. The rear panel has a dazzling backshell, which gives it a premium feel and is resistant to fingerprints.
The display is a 6.8-inch full-HD+ panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of 240Hz. The bezels around the display are just 0.98mm thick, with a screen-to-body ratio of 94.3 percent, giving you a near-borderless experience. The combination of a 120Hz refresh rate and a high 240Hz touch sampling rate enables smooth visuals and a faster response time when playing your favourite games.
The display has been certified by TUV Rheinland for low blue light emission and is certified with Widevine L1 certification, so you can enjoy OTT content at FHD resolution. The phone has also won the iF design award for product design this year. This smartphone is available in two colours, Cedar Green and Eco Black.
Optics – Class-leading cameras
The Tecno Camon 19 Pro has an amazing triple-rear camera system. It is the first rear camera in this segment with an RGBW+(G+P) lens. If you’re wondering what all this terminology means, well every camera has an RGB (red, green and blue) sensor. This smartphone has an additional White colour sensor which gives you richer colours, and the G+P technology means that one of the traditional plastic lenses used in smartphone cameras is replaced with a glass lens, which increases light intake by a whopping 200 percent.
The 64-megapixel rear camera also comes with OIS and EIS stabilisation, and a pixel size of 0.8 microns, giving you bright and stable videos. This smartphone also has the ability to shoot Portrait Mode videos, both during the day as well as at night. During the daytime, against harsh light, you can enable HDR video so that your faces can be visible clearly.
There are additional 2MP macro and 2MP bokeh lenses, that help with the close-up photos of objects, and portraits have a more realistic appeal. You also get the ability to Zoom up to 10X, so never miss out on those important bird-watching moments. Other features include a 2K Timelapse, Slow Motion videos, 3D Lut colour enhancements, and personalized watermarks.
The 16MP front-facing camera has new AI enhancements built in. You can zoom in up to 2X, shoot videos in 2K resolution, and use the AI-Mode to change the way you take selfies. If you’re shooting at night, use the Super Screen Flash feature to get all the light you need for a picture-perfect shot.
Performance and battery life – Workhorse that goes all day long
Coming to performance, the Tecno Camon 19 Pro 5G is no slouch. It comes with MediaTek Dimesnity 810, an octa-core processor built on TSMC’s 6nm process. It has a 2.4Ghz processor with Mali- G57 GPU so you can play games without any hiccups.The phone has up to 13GB of RAM, of which 8GB of RAM is physical LPDDR4X RAM, and the remaining is virtual RAM that is enabled by default. You will also get 128GB of UFS 2.2 memory for your storage needs. What’s more, you also get a dedicated MicroSD card slot so that you can expand the storage up to 512GB.
Regarding the battery experience, you get a massive 5,000mAh battery coupled with 33W of fast charging. You can easily expect around 2 days of battery life with mixed usage.
Connectivity and software features
The Tecno Camon 19 Pro comes with 5G connectivity, which means that you will get the support just in time for the launch of 5G across the country. It comes with support for 12 5G bands, so you don’t have to worry about 5G accessibility in different parts of the country. Apart from that, it supports 4G carrier aggregation, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 2.4 as well as 5Ghz support, NFC, and GPS built-in.The smartphone comes with HiOS 8.6 based on Android 12. This operating system comes with new features such as a pro video editor, Lightning multi-window support and a redesigned user interface, for a more seamless experience. You will also get an assured upgrade to Android 13, so your phone is covered in terms of software updates.
The Tecno Camon 19 Pro 5G has definitely made its mark in the smartphone space. Starting at Rs 21,999 you are definitely getting much more than you pay for. Its stunning design, borderless display and support for major 5G bands make it a great smartphone to consider for your next purchase.