Tecno Camon 19 takes great low-light photos for under $300

This budget smartphone offers excellent night photography

TECNO CAMON 19 series
The TECNO CAMON 19 series recently launched globally

TECNO recently unveiled the CAMON 19 Series, their latest premium line of photography-optimized phones, with an emphasis on excelling at low-light photos, all without breaking the bank.

To that effect, the main focus of the CAMON smartphone is its camera. The CAMON 19 Pro model, in particular, features a 64MP Bright Night Portrait camera and supporting software that is “setting new standards” when it comes to taking pictures when lighting conditions are subpar.

The CAMON 19 series features Samsung’s signature RGBW color filter sensor (lens) technology. The W (for white) adds the fourth sub-pixel variable to the universally accepted RGB configurations so that light intake within images is enhanced by 30 percent.

TECNO CAMON 19 series
The CAMON 19 Pro features a 64MP Bright Night Portrait camera

In addition, stabilization features like OIS+EIS should render images/videos brighter and clearer. AI Face Beauty technology allows the CAMON 19 series, especially the CAMON 19 Pro to intelligently identify facial structures, and skin tones, among other notable improvements.

Aside from the main 64MP camera, the CAMON 19 Pro also uses a 50MP camera that has a 2x optical zoom function.

As for its display, the CAMON 19 series features a 0.98mm screen bezel, purported to be one of the slimmest bezels in the market yet. This smartphone is framed into a 6.8-inch display with a wide color gamut, a 120Hz refresh rate, and automatic blue light management. The screen comes coated in a “diamond-like coating of 200 million crystals” that not only helps in preventing smudges but also renders the smartphone a smooth and sleek texture.

The CAMON 19 series is one step above the CAMON 18 series as a result of its choice of CPUs. The lineup of models in the series is all powered by the MediaTek Helio G96 chipset. This specific CPU is a worthy competitor to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, although it loses quite a few points when it comes to energy efficiency.

Battery spec-wise, all models come with a typical 5,000 mAh battery featuring a 33W Flash Charge option. That’s nothing fancy, we reckon, since it is a given for most modern smartphones in the market.

TECNO CAMON 19 series
The CAMON 19 series is powered by the MediaTek Helio G96 chipset

TECHNO CAMON 19 series pricing and availability

The CAMON 19 Series will soon be available this month (June). Regions that will roll out the new models include Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Southern Asia.

The TECNO CAMON 19 PRO will retail for $280, and the TECNO CAMON 19 PRO 5G will start at $320.

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