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Tecno has announced the launch of its affordable Camon 17P smartphone in South Africa
The phone became available on local shores on 21 October, following hot on the heels of the launch of its Spark 7 range locally.
The device is marketed towards those looking for a capable camera on their smartphone, with a price under R5000.
The Camon 17P includes a 64MP quad main camera on the rear, along with a 16MP selfie camera on the front.
The company highlights the phone’s selfie camera in particular, calling it the world’s clearest selfie camera.
Tecno even launched a documentary called The Rise of The Selfie to coincide with the phone’s global launch.
“In developing our smartphones, we pay special attention to camera features since selfies have become such an important part of millennial and GenZ users’ online identities,” Tecno Chief Marketing Officer Danni Xu said in a statement.
The Camon 17P includes software that allows users to adjust the selfie camera’s beauty mode according to their preferences, rather than having a pre-determined beauty mode.
The phone also includes a 6.8-inch FHD+ IPS display, a Helio G85 processor, a 5000mAh battery, and 6GB of RAM.
You can see a summary of the phone’s specs below:
- Display: 6.8-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2460 pixels) display with 90Hz refresh rate
- CPU: Helio G85
- Main camera: 64MP main lens + 2MP bokeh lens + 2MP macro lens + AI lens
- Selfie camera: 16MP
- Battery: 5000mAh
- RAM: 6GB
- On-board storage: 128GB
Price and where to buy the Tecno Camon 17P in South Africa
The Tecno Camon 17P has a price of R4 999 in South Africa.
The smartphone is available to buy from Game, Jet, Mr Price, The Foschini Group, Dunns, Edgars, PEP, Ackermans, and Takealot
You can also purchase it through Vodacom 4U and Chatz Connect.
Feature image: Tecno