TECNO Camon 18 Premier Gimbal Camera Phone Finally Unveiled

TECNO has finally unveiled the Camon 18 Premier which is expected to be the brand’s current flagship device. Yes, the Phantom X should ideally be the flagship, but that has since been spun off as its own brand.

The Camon 18 Premier is the first device for the African market that comes with the Helio G96 processor from Mediatek. This is the same processor we expect to see with the Infinix NOTE 11 Pro which is also launching soon.

TECNO Camon 18 Premier Gimbal Camera Phone Finally Unveiled

The Helio G96 processor features MediaTek HyperEngine 2.0 gaming technology which means it has both an Intelligent Resource Management Engine and a Networking Engine to improve gaming performance in each area. The former optimises CPU, GPU and memory to ensure the gameplay is always smooth with no jitters, while the latter prioritises gameplay traffic to ensure the lowest pings keeping you always connected when gaming.

Thanks to support by the processor processor, the phone now features a 120Hz AMOLED panel. There’s 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. There’s a 4750mAh battery which supports 33W Fast Charging allowing it to reach 50% in just 20 minutes.

The new Camon 18 Premier features a powerful set of cameras including a

  • 64MP main sensor
  • 12MP Gimbal Ultra-wide camera
  • 8MP Periscope lens
TECNO Camon 18 Premier Gimbal Camera Phone Finally Unveiled

Like we’ve seen Infinix claim with the Zero X Pro, the Camon 18 Premier’s 5X periscope lens uses the Galileo algorithm engine which accesses multiple frames and gathers pixel information to enhance resolution and clarity. The phone thus combines the 5X optical zoom capability with up to 12X AI algorithm-based digital zoom allowing users to reach 60X hybrid zoom and travel as far as the moon in photography.

At the front, there’s now a 32MP selfie camera which TECNO says features improved algorithms for both clarity, beauty and editing options.

“We always seek for breakthroughs of product and technology to inspire our consumers to unlock the world of possibilities. The digital revolution with the rise of new generations brings the latest trend of film making through a smartphone device. The CAMON 18 Premier is the first TECNO product to take Ultra-steady Gimbal Camera technology innovations to create brand-new experience to users. With “Stop At Nothing” as TECNO’s brand spirit, we aim to continually make breakthroughs in product and design innovations as we have delivered through CAMON 18 Series.” said Stephan Ha, General Manager of TECNO.

TECNO Camon 18 Premier Gimbal Camera Phone Finally Unveiled


Check it out on Jumia
Display6.7-inch AMOLED Display
120Hz Refresh Rate
FHD+ 1080*2400
Dimensions 8.15mm x 75.85mm x 163.8mm
Rear CameraTriple:
64MP Main Camera 
12MP Stabilised Gimbal Camera 
8MP Periscope Lens 
Quad LED Flash 
Front Camera32MP Front Camera with Dual Flash
ChipsetMediatek Helio G96
Storage256GB Storage
(Expandable Storage with dedicated Slot)
Operating SystemAndroid 11, HiOS 8.0
Battery4750mAh battery 
33W Flash Charge
Network2G, 3G, 4G
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4/5G
FM Radio
3.5mm audio jack
USB Type-C
Colour optionsSummer Breeze, Ocean Moonlight
OthersSide-mounted Fingerprint Scanner
DTS audio Speakers

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