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PHOTOS: TECNO Camon C9 Unboxing & First Impressions

I’ve talking about the TECNO Camon C9 for quite sometime now. But all that while I had not seen or used the phone. And like I said in all of those posts, I will soon give you a full review of the device. Today however, is the first day I have spent with TECNO’s new camera phone. And it is awesome!

TECNO Camon C9 Unboxing
Forget the Zebra shorts :-)

Here are the phone specifications:

  • Eyeprint Scanner to unlock phone, apps, payments etc
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow (With HiOS on top)
  • 13MP AF Back camera with flash
  • 13MP front camera with flash
  • Supports 4G/LTE networks
  • 5.5 inch Full HD screen
  • 1.3GHz Octa Core Processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal storage.

The phone comes with a couple of accessories. I had previously thought the TECNO T-band would be part of the accessories. But that wasn’t to be. Maybe the T-band will be sold differently. But you can read about it on this post.

Among the accessories you find in the box are:

  • A sim-card remover
  • A smart flip-cover designed by Oraimo
  • Earphones
  • White USB Cable
  • White Charging brick
  • Paperwork


The phone comes in three colours – sandstone black, something white/gold, and elegant blue.

The design borrows a lot from the TECNO Boom J8 which, time and again, I have called the best designed TECNO phone I’ve ever used.

TECNO Camon C9 Back look
Without the Cameras and the branding, can you tell the difference?

The back cover is removable. The battery however isn’t. There are two sim card slots, both are micro-sim size. There’s a Micro-SD card slot that supports up to 128GB micro-SD cards.

It is a very light phone. You’ll be shocked at how light it is. When I was unboxing it, I was like, “but where’s the battery?”.

The speakers are right below the “Camon” branding.


The phone has capacitive keys on the lower bezel. Which is a good thing as you get to fully enjoy the 5.5 inch screen. I know someone who’s very happy about this as they really hated the soft keys on the Boom J8 and the Infinix Zero 3.

TECNO Camon C9 Capacitive Keys
The “Home” key doubles up as a notification LED light!

Both volume and power buttons are found on the right side. And there’s an additional (typical of the Camon series) button for snapping photos quickly. I will call it the camera button.

The camera button helps you quickly take pictures whether screen is on or off. All you do is hold the button for some few seconds and the camera app will open. Then you use the same button to snap a picture instead of having to touch the screen.

What I like already:

  • Design
  • Both cameras
  • Speed

Let me use it for a few days before giving you people the full review. You can, in the comments section, tell me what you want me to feature in the full review. I am uploading a video impressions soon (plus video sample of the cameras) on my Youtube channel –>>

I am still not sure what the price of the phone will be. But I estimate it to be between Ksh. 18,000 and Ksh. 20,000.

Tell me everything you want to know in the comments section.

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