Tecno Camon i and Comio C2 Launched in India.
Comio, the Chinese smartphone brand, forayed into Indian market couple of months back. Recently, the company has launched another smartphone called Tecno Camon i. Both these phones are budget mobiles and are available in the sub 10k price range.
Tecno, unlike Xiaomi and other Chinese conglomerates, is more focused on retail sales than offering tempting online deals.
Tecno Camon i
The Camon i is a unique name for the phone, perhaps a bit difficult to remember. It is the first 18:9 aspect ratio mobile from the company and will go on sale early next month, via retail stores. It is unlikely to sell on e-commerce platforms. Camon i comes in black, gold and blue colors and has a price tag of Rs. 8,999.
Specifications and Features
For starters, the phone offers a 5.65 Inch Display with HD+ (1440*720 pixels) resolution. Additionally, the display has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and a 2.5D curved glass to augment the looks and safety. The sleek metallic design, with Full View display, makes it look stunning. Noticeably, it looks remarkably similar to the Xiaomi Mi A1 from the rear side.
Running on the Mediatek 6737 Chipset the Comio i offers a mediocre performance. However, it comes with sufficient 3 GB Ram and 32 GB internal storage. Besides, the storage is expandable up to 128 GB using a micro-sd card slot.
Notably, the phone runs on the custom HiOS Version 3.2 along with the base Android Nougat OS. For selfies, it comes with a 13 Megapixel camera with a dedicated flash, 80-degree wide angle lens, and f/2.0 aperture.
And for photography, we have a 13 Megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, Quad-LED Flash, and 5P lens. The battery is 3050 mAH that is not very large but passable. Also, the phone has Dual Sim support along with the native connectivity options like 2G/3G/4G, WIFI, and Bluetooth.
For quick unlocking, it has a circular fingerprint scanner at the back, in fact, there is no home button due to the full vision display.
Lastly, the phone weighs 172 grams (a bit high for my liking) and has 7.75mm thickness.
The Comio C2 is already available in the market and can be bought from the retail stores. The phone is available for Rs. 6,999 and competes with the Redmi 4, Redmi 5A, Kult Beyond, Moto C Plus and recently launched Nokia 2.
The highlight feature of the Comic C2 is its anti-theft software implementation. Comio has added a security feature that allows the phone to send a text message to an alternate number if someone tries to force open the pin or passcode lock.
Hardware Specs and Features Comio C2
Furthermore, it clicks a selfie of the intruder and sends it to the owner, so he can know who has stolen the phone. A very nifty and useful feature to make it slightly easy to catch the thief.
Other than added security the Comio C2 has a 4000 mAH capacity battery, offering all-day battery life even with a high amount of usage.
Moreover, The mobile will be available in Blue and Black colors come with a poly plastic build and a slightly textured back. The front side makes it look low cost, as there is an odd flash placement below the front speaker.
Also, there is a 5.0 Inch HD (1280*720) pixels display, offering 282 pixels per inch screen density. The smartphone runs on the latest Android Nougat 7.0 and comes with 2 GB Ram. Additionally, we have a 16 GB storage that is user expandable via Micro-sd card.
Powering the Comio C2 is the MediaTek 6737 Quad Core processor along with the Mali T720 MP1 GPU. The processor is similar to the Tecno Camon i. The mobile offers a front selfie camera with a dedicated flash and an 8 Megapixel resolution lens. Additionally, at the front, it has an 8 Megapixel rear camera with flash support.
Comio C2 has 4G LTE as well as Volte support, can be used with Airtel, Idea, Voda or JIO sim card. lastly, the mobile measures 9.9 mm in thickness and is not sleek. However, it carries a large battery capacity.
The Tecno Camon i will compete with several phones like the 10.OR E or the new bezel-less Infocus Vision 3. The Comio C2 is another significant addition to the companies portfolio of devices, and they are currently focused on smartphones in the 6K to 10K price range.
Also unlike lots of other online-only mobile brands, Comio is expanding rapidly in physical retail stores which is essential for any brand to grow quickly and profitably.
There are several new Chinese mobile brands that have invaded the Indian market like Infinix, Tecno, and Comio. Further, there are also brands like LeEco that are currently struggling in the Indian market and may close down operations.
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