TECNO Camon 16s Kenya

The new Camon 16s comes in at a price where it is not only trying to bring in big numbers, but to also offer direct competition to existing smartphones in the market. The phone which is part of the Camon 16 Series is available countrywide starting at KES. 17,700 for 4GB RAM and 128GB storage. A full review will be coming later on as we have a review unit.

Here are the main differences between the Camon 16s and the Galaxy A31:

  • The Camon 16s starts at KES. 17,700 while the Galaxy A31 starts at KES. 23,000
  • The Galaxy A31 has the Helio P65 while the Camon 16s comes with the Helio P35
  • The Galaxy A31 has 4GB RAM, with 64GB storage for the base model, while the Camon 16s comes with 4GB RAM, and 128GB storage as standard
  • The Galaxy A31 features a 48MP main lens, plus an 8MP ultra-wide camera, plus a 5MP macro, and a 5MP depth sensor. Meanwhile the Camon 16s comes with a 48MP main lens plus three extra currently unspecified lenses.
  • The Galaxy A31 comes with a 20MP selfie camera while the TECNO Camon 16s comes with an 8MP selfie camera
  • The Galaxy A31 comes with a 1080p 6.4-inch AMOLED display, while the Camon 16s comes with a 720p 6.6-inch LCD display
  • The Galaxy A31 features USB Type-C with a 5000mAh battery supporting 15W fast charging. While the TECNO Camon 16s sticks with micro-USB with a 5000mAh battery and 10W charging.
  • The Galaxy A31 features an under-the-display fingerprint scanner while the Camon 16s sticks with the usual capacitive scanners at the back of the phone.
Samsung Galaxy A31 Specifications and Price in Kenya

Full table break-down of differences in specs:

Camon 16sGalaxy A31
PRICERRP. KES. 17,699
Buy from Jumia
KES. 23,000 to KES. 25,000
Display6.6 inch IPS LCD
720 x 1640 pixels

6.4″ Super AMOLED, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio
Dimensions164.5×76.5x95mm
Rear CameraQuad Setup:
48MP Quad Rear Camera with Quad Flash
Quad Setup:
48 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, 
f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
5 MP,
 f/2.4, (macro)
5 MP, 
f/2.4, (depth)
Front Camera8MP Front Camera with Dual FlashSingle:
20 MP, f/2.2, (wide)
ChipsetMediaTek Helio P35Helio P65
Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz & 6×1.7 GHz)
GPUPowerVR GE8320
RAM4GB RAM4/6GB RAM
Storage128GB
(Expandable via microSD card)
64/128GB Storage
microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Operating SystemAndroid 10
HiOS 7.0
Android 10,
OneUI 2.0
Battery5000mAhNon-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
15W Fast Charging
Network2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS
micro-USB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
3.5mm audio jack
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
NFC Support in some regions
Colour optionsIce Jadeite, Misty Grey, Blue HawaiiPrism Crush Black, Prism Crush Blue, Prism Crush Red, Prism Crush White
OthersRear Fingerprint Scanner
Face Unlock
DTS Audio
Optical Under-Display Fingerprint Scanner

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