Expanding its portfolio of camera-centric smartphones, Transsion Holdings, the parent company of Tecno Mobiles has launched two new budget smartphones, the Camon iACE and iSKY 2 in India. While the two are similar when it comes to features, they differ in the camera department, with the iSKY 2 sporting better cameras.
Commenting on the launch, Gaurav Tikoo, CMO, Transsion India said, “Millennials are in love with the idea of taking endless selfies and are enthusiastically sharing it across social media platforms. Hence, we believe that the youth aspires for a device that represents them and syncs well with their youthful and fashionable personality and our ‘CAMON’ series resonates well with these expectations with its brand persona.”
The Tecno Camon iACE and Camon iSKY 2 run on Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box with the company's custom HiOS skinned on top. Both the phones feature a 5.5-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9.
In terms of performance, the Camon iACE and iSKY 2 are powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6739WW SoC coupled with PowerVR GE8100 GPU. In terms of memory, they feature 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card.
Coming to the camera department, the Tecno Camon iACE features a 13-megapixel primary camera with f/2.0 aperture and a dual LED flash. On the front, the phone sports an 8-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash. Coming to the Camon ISKY 2, it features a dual rear camera consisting of a 13-megapixel primary camera and a VGA camera with dual LED flash. The front houses a 13-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash.
Tecno's Camon iACE and Camon iSKY 2 are powered by a 3,050mAh battery. While the iACE offers face unlock, the Camon iSKY 2 offers face unlock along with a fingerprint sensor.
The Camon iACE and iSKY 2 have been priced at ₹6,799 and ₹7,499 respectively and will be available from over 35,000 retail stores across the country. While the Camon iACE will be available from today, the Camon iSKY 2 will go on sale starting from August 20.
Indian telecom operator Reliance Jio has announced a cashback of ₹2,200 on the two new budget smartphones from Tecno in the form of 44 vouchers of ₹50 each that can be used to avail a discount of ₹198 and ₹299 recharges.