TECNO unveils new range of AI camera-centric smartphones with notch display, eyes big this festive season
Adding to the lustre of festivities, TECNO, the premium smartphone brand from TRANSSION India, announces the new range of “Made in India” smartphones under its popular CAMON portfolio. Staying true to its DNA, TECNO takes its bandwagon of superlative camera- centric smartphones a notch higher, by launching three new smartphones, CAMONiAIR2+, CAMON i2 & CAMON i2X priced at INR 8999, 10499, 12499 respectively.
Going with the brand philosophy of “Expect More” TECNO has been consistently redefining the smartphone camera and best in class features available in the mid-range segment, with this launch, it further reinforces its position as a leading camera-centric smartphone player in India. The newly launched trio will go on sale starting Sep 26 and will be available across 35000+ offline retail stores.
The brand’s popular CAMON portfolio which made its debut in January this year has played a vital role in the growth trajectory of TECNO in India and has helped brand grow by 74% QoQ. (source: counterpoint Q2 report)
Commenting on the success Mr. Gaurav Tikoo, CMO, TRANSSION India said, “At TECNO, our goal has always been to bring the ‘Best Any Light’ photography and selfie experience to consumers. We are overwhelmed with the love and support received from our consumers and are committed to challenge ourselves to up the ante as far as camera-centric smartphones are concerned. Each offering from TECNO’s new series is geared up to deliver more without burning a hole in the consumer’s pocket.”
He further added, “The latest portfolio will empower users to capture what they want, when they want—better than ever with more advanced AI camera features. The AI algorithm in the new range comes with a significant improvement over the earlier portfolio which can scan up to 298 facial points. With this launch we are taking another giant leap in our journey and are confident this new line-up will stand distinguished. Moreover, we will soon add our flagship to double the celebrations. Backed by these launches, we are committed to adhering to our consumer centric approach and fulfill the consumer multimedia pain points in the mid-budget segment with premium camera features along with super big screen 6.2-inch 19:9 Super Full View notch display which is further supported by long battery for uninterrupted seamless experience.”
Features that makes new TECNO range a must buy camera-centric smartphone brand:
AI powered camera: The trio smartphone is equipped with a premium twin camera setup which is an integration of a 13MP main rear camera using f/1.8 aperture and an f/2.4 aperture on the secondary rear camera. The smartphones boast of AI based Auto Scene Detection (ASD) feature to enhance overall photography experience in outdoor scenario. When taking pictures, the smartphone automatically detects the scene details like lighting condition, brightness etc. and with the help of its deep learning algorithm based on 100000 Indian profile pictures, it intelligently matches the best camera parameters to the current scene, producing a perfect photo. It also comes with AI Bokeh mode, which identifies object/person and put them in foreground and blurs everything else.
Moving onto the Selfie camera of the smartphone, first, the AI Soft Light enables users to get a clearer selfie under low-light conditions. Second, the camera can shoot in Portrait mode, and applies a Bokeh effect to the background for added aesthetics. This allows you to get the focus on your face itself, with the background being blurred. Third, the AI enabled Beauty Mode self-learns 298 facial recognition spots in its algorithm to reference the clicked image against a database of 100000 Indian human faces to optimise the facial skin tone and contours so that the user’s eyes are brighter, the skin looks much smoother and now even your eyebrow and beard can be recognized respectively. Finally, the smartphone also supports adjustable Video Chat Flash to help the user make clearer and brighter video calls under low light conditions.
Design and display: Notching up its game, the new CAMON portfolio brings in 6.2-inch HD+ screen with 19:9 Super Full view notched display to empower users to multi-tasking and enjoy a more dynamic seamless visual experience, perfect for watching videos, reading, and browsing. Its 500 nits screen brightness accentuate the brightness even in the sunlight, so that video watching experience is always amazing. The smartphone flaunts a stylish design, with an elegant back cover that catches the eye with a subtle yet mesmerizing interplay of light and shadow from different angles. With 2.5D curved edges, 88% screen-to-body ratio, slim bezels & 7.9mm thickness, the smartphone exquisite looks make it an ideal device for consumers who want their brand to reflect their personal style.
Advanced performance: The devices also bring Dual SIM, Dual VoLTE solution wherein consumers can enjoy 4G VoLTE services on both SIM simultaneously. The device comes with superfast Fingerprint sensor which unlocks the device in half a second as well as AI Face unlock which recognizes the key facial points of face through its AI algorithm. Also it comes with 3-in-1 card slot wherein you can put Dual Nano SIMs along with a dedicated SD card which is expandable up to 128GB.
Always-on Battery: While the new range’s display steals the spotlight, it comes with a massive 3750mAh battery capacity which empowers users to stream content without interruption. Once fully charged the users can enjoy 2-day battery life on a single charge. Moreover, the battery comes with AI power management which tracks the consumer usage pattern of the smartphone and optimizes the battery life according to the usage.
After-sales service: Extending more power in the hands of customers, all TECNO smartphones comes with a unique promise of “111” under which it offers 1-time screen replacement in one year, 100 days’ free replacement, and 1-month extended warranty on all three devices. Apart from that, it comes with the commitment of bringing to consumers the best after sales services through its 950+ service centers across the country.
Specifications of new product portfolio:
About TECNO Mobile
Established in 2006, TECNO Mobile is a premium smartphone brand from TRANSSION Holdings. Upholding the brand essence of “Expect More”, TECNO is committed to giving the masses access to latest technology at accessible prices, allowing the consumers to reach beyond their current limitations and uncover a world of possibilities. TECNO understands the needs of consumers from different markets and provides them with localised innovations across a product portfolio featuring smartphones, tablets, and feature phones. It is a major global player with presence in around 50 emerging markets across the world. In 2017, TECNO achieved a sales volume of more than 43 million units. TECNO Mobile is also the Official Tablet and Handset Partner of Manchester City Football Club. For more information, please visit www.tecno-mobile.com
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