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Tecno joins numerous other companies in aligning its next major launch with the Indian festive season with the unveiling of the Camon 16.

Tecno has often launched smartphones that bring unique features to the affordable segment. The Camon 16 is no different, vying for the title of the cheapest smartphone in India to offer a 64MP quad-camera array and eye autofocus.

The Tecno Camon 16 comes in a single configuration and two colour variants: Cloud White and Purist Blue. It is priced at Rs 10,999 and will be available starting October 16 on Flipkart during the Big Billion Days sale.

Tecno Camon 16 specs

The Camon 16 offers a large 6.8-inch HD+ display with a punch-hole notch on the top left. This allows it to attain a screen-to-body ratio of 89.1%. The back is made of curved polycarbonate with the cameras placed in a T formation in a large rectangular housing. Under it is the fingerprint scanner. 

On the inside, the Tecno Camon 16 is powered by the gaming-centric MediaTek Helio G70 chipset along with the HyperEngine gaming suite. That is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The battery is rated at 5,000mAh and also supports 18W fast charging which is claimed to recharge the phone in about 2 hours. It on HiOS 7.0 based on Android 10

The biggest talking point is the cameras. The Tecno Camon 16 is one of the cheapest smartphones in India to offer a 64MP quad-camera setup. It comprises a 1/2-inch 64MP f/1.79 primary shooter, followed by a 2MP portrait lens, a 2MP macro shooters and an “AI lens”. Shooting options include night mode, portraits, macro, body-shaping, 10x digital zoom, macro, video bokeh, QHD video recording, etc. Another marquee feature is eye autofocus.

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Galaxy A72 could be Samsung’s first penta-cam smartphone | TechRadar

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Samsung is said to be working on a penta-camera setup for the first time on its smartphone. This will be the first time that Korean giant will have as many as five rear cameras on its upcoming Galaxy A72 smartphone. 

The first penta-camera device from Samsung will be crowned to a mid-ranger and not a flagship. The Samsung Galaxy A72 will most likely be the first phone from Samsung to feature the five camera setup. The sequel to the Galaxy A71 is expected to launch in the first half of 2021 according to a report from the Korean site Thelec

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According to the report, the Galaxy A72 will sport a 64MP primary camera on the rear followed by a 12MP ultra-wide lens, an 8MP telephoto lens with optical zoom, a 5MP macro shooter and a 5MP depth sensor. The 8MP telephoto lens is said to feature 3x optical zoom, a feature which we’ve seen on Samsung flagship phones an most recently seen on Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. Previous leaks also suggest that the Galaxy A72 might be the first A-series device to pack in optical image stabilization. Furthermore, on the front, the Galaxy A72 is expected to come with a 32MP snapper. 

For context, the Samsung Galaxy A71 offers 64MP primary rear camera followed by a 12MP 123-degree wide-angle lens, 5MP macro lens and a 5MP depth sensor. To the front, you get a 32MP selfie shooter. 

Samsung won’t be the first smartphone maker to snap in a penta camera setup. Nokia has already achieved that with Nokia 9 PureView. Also, Samsung’s experiment with new camera modules is not new to the Galaxy A series. Previously, we have seen the Galaxy A80 with flip-up camera mechanism. The Samsung Galaxy A80 is Samsung’s only phone with a