Tecno Camon 19, Camon 19 Pro/Pro 5G with an RGBW sensor launched globally. Transsion Holdings subsidiary Tecno Mobile last week revealed it would hold a global launch event at the Rockefeller Centre in New York where it would unveil the Camon 19 series for the global market. As scheduled, the Tecno Camon 19 series has been announced for the global market. The series is made up of the Camon 19 Pro 5G, Camon 19 Pro, Camon 19 Neo, and the vanilla Camon 19.
Tecno introduced its latest Camon 19 series with an event at Rockefeller Center in New York. One member of the family is the Tecno Camon 19 Pro, which is the first phone in the world with a 64 MP RGBW sensor, manufactured by Samsung. The company also claimed the new phone has the “industry’s slimmest bezel” at just 0.98 mm.
The Camon 19 Pro has a 6.8” display with Full HD+ resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate. There is a single punch hole for the selfie camera, while the back has a design of diamond coating, mimicking 200 million crystals. The main camera combination is in a double ring, but there are actually three shooters.
The camera technology is the most impressive feature of this smartphone. It is the first with the ISOCELL GWB sensor which is a 64 MP sensor with a red-green-blue-white color filter. The white is added so the camera can get up to 30% more light for better night photos.
The trio of cameras also has a 50 MP shooter with 2x optical zoom for portrait shots. It has a 50 mm focal length equivalent, and the company suggests using Portrait Mode which artificially blurs the background.
Tecno Camon 19 Pro/ Camon 19 Pro 5G Features
The Camon 19 Pro 5G emerges as the star of the pack as it features a 64MP RGBW sensor. This makes the device the first phone to pack the sensor manufactured by Samsung. In addition, the device is said to pack the “industry’s slimmest bezel” with a size of just 0.98 mm.
The Camon 19 Pro 5G packs a 6.8-inch LCD screen with an FHD+ resolution of 2460 x 1080 pixels and supports a 120Hz refresh rate. The 5G model is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset integrated with a Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. The chipset pairs with 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM. The device is available in 128GB and 256GB UFS 2.2 storage options.
The rear panel has a diamond coating that depicts 200 million stars in a bright starry sky. The panel has an anti-fingerprint coating and is delicate to the touch. For photography, the rear panel houses a 64MP camera with RGBW + (G + P) Lens co-developed with Samsung. The G + P technology replaces plastic lenses with a crystal glass lens that enhances light intake by more than 208%. The other sensors include a 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP AI camera. For selfies, there is a 16MP front camera.
On its part, the non-5G Camon 19 Pro packs an Helio G96 chipset with the same memory configuration as the 5G version. The 4G model equally packs a 64MP main camera at the rear with OIS but not the RGBW lens. The main camera teams up with a 50MP portrait camera with 2x optical zoom and a 2MP portrait lens.
The two models run on Android 12 OS with XOS. They both pack a 5000mAh battery with 33W fast charging. The models come with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor a piece.
Tecno Camon 19 Features
The vanilla Camon 19 packs a 6.8-inch LCD screen with a Full HD+ resolution of 2460 x 1080 pixels. The device is powered by an Octa-Core MediaTek Helio G85 processor with a Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU powering the graphics. The processor is paired with 4GB / 6GB RAM options each bundled with 128GB storage. The storage is expandable via microSD.
The Camon 19 also comes with a triple rear camera setup comprising a 64MP main shooter teaming up with a 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP AI camera. The camera comes with a Quad-LED flash. At the front, there is a 16MP camera for selfies.
The Camon 19 packs a 5,000mAh battery just like the Pro models but you only get support for 18W fast charging on the vanilla model. It equally runs on Android 12 with an overlay of Tecno’s XOS. There is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor on board as well as NFC support.
Tecno Camon 19 Series Pricing & Availability (2022)
The Tecno Camon 19 Pro 5G starts at $320 (150,000 Naira in Nigeria) for the 8GB+256GB option. The model will be available in Eco Black and Cedar Green color options. The 4G Camon 19 Pro comes down to $280 (120,000 Naira in Nigeria) for the 8GB+256GB option and is available in Polar Blue, Eco Black, and Mondrian colors.
On its part, the vanilla Camon 19 will be available in Eco Black, Sea Salt White, and Digital Green colors while the Camon 19 Neo comes in Eco Black, Ice Mirror, and Dreamland Green colors.
The models will start rolling out globally across various regions including Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Southern Asia starting this month.
First RGBW+G+P Sensitive Lens for 64MP Bright Night Portrait
With its industry-first 64MP main camera and an RGBW sensor/glass lens co-developed with Samsung, the CAMON 19 Pro’s super night camera sets new standards for accurately capturing bright, clear images and portraits in less-than-optimal lighting situations. This is accomplished by employing a sensor system that mimics the focus of the human eye and allows for exceptional light processing, along with a glass lens that increases the light intake by more than 208 percent and significantly increases the brightness of the image.
When in Super Night Portrait mode, the sensor and lens combine to transform portraits taken in dimly lit environments into ones brimming with brightness, contrast, and sharpness, while eliminating visual artifacts (also known as “noise”). The four rear flashlights, along with an advanced algorithm, recognize low-light conditions and provide the necessary light to effectively fill shadows or dark areas.
50MP 2X Optical-Zoom Lens Delivers Clearer and More Detailed Portraits
The 50MP camera adopted by CAMON 19 Pro utilizes a 2X optical zoom lens. The optimal focal length distance of 50mm allows users to shoot videos and photos with clearer and more crisp portrait outlines without distortion. When in portrait mode, choosing a 2x portrait with bokeh to highlight portraits, transforms a casual shot into a magazine-quality masterpiece.
Bright Night Portrait Video, Shining in Dark Light
For video enthusiasts, TECNO CAMON 19 Pro simplifies shooting and editing videos with several new features designed to deliver new levels of creativity and quality. When the video night view algorithm detects less-than-optimal ambient brightness, it automatically works with the RGBW sensor/glass lens system to enhance the brightness of the image. Additionally, by employing OIS+EIS Stabilization–even in dark environments–the laser can quickly focus to ensure a bright and stable image or video.
Great videos in backlit environments are also ensured by using the HDR mode on the TECNO CAMON 19 series. The technology helps create clearer backlit portraits and more details of the human face.