Today, TECNO Mobile has announced three new products, namely, the TECNO Camon 17, Camon 17P, and Camon 17 Pro smartphones, in Africa’s largest mobile market, Nigeria.

Key specs and features of the Camon 17 include a 6.6-inch LCD with a 90Hz refresh rate. 2021 is clearly the year in which high refresh rate displays become mainstream on budget smartphones. All the three Camon 17 devices have a 90Hz refresh rate display.

This TECNO phone also sports either 4GB or 6GB of RAM, depending on your needs or budget, 128GB internal storage, a 48-megapixel triple camera at the back, an 8-megapixel selfie camera in a punch hole, fingerprint reader, and Face ID/Unlock.

This dual-SIM, 4G LTE, phone also has a memory card slot, so you can add extra storage for your photos, videos, music, and other files. It is available in three-colour options – Frost Silver, Deep Sea, Tranquil Green.

TECNO Camon 17 specs in summary
  • Android 11
  • Announced May 2021
  • 2G/3G/4G networks
  • 6.6-inch dot-in display
  • 8MP selfie camera
  • 48MP main camera
  • 5000 mAh battery

TECNO Camon 17 specs and price in Nigeria

TECNO Camon 17 Specs

Which networks does TECNO Camon 17 work on?

  • MTN: 2G, 3G, 4G
  • Globacom: 2G, 3G, 4G
  • Airtel: 2G, 3G, 4G
  • 9mobile: 2G, 3G, 4G
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM
  • Mobile Platform: Android 11 + HiOS 7.6

Physical Specs

  • Dimensions: 164.5 x 76.5 x 8.95 mm
  • Weight: 198g
  • Display: 6.6 inches, 1280 x 720 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, 90Hz refresh rate, IPS LCD
  • Colours: Frost Silver. Deep Sea. Tranquil Green.
  • Physical Build: Plastic.


  • CPU: 2.0 GHz Octa-core, Cortex-A76
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G85  (nm)
  • GPU: ARM Mali G52 MC2
  • RAM: 4 GB / 6 GB
  • Storage: 128 GB
  • Card Slot: microSD, up to 256GB (dedicated slot)

What Kind Of Cameras Does TECNO Camon 17 Have?

  • Main Camera: 48 MP main sensor + 2 MP depth sensor + QFGA AI lens, Quad-LED flash, 4K, 1080p@30fps video recording
  • Front Camera: 8MP, Face Recognition, 1080p@30fps video capture


  • Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
  • Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Loudspeaker: Mono speaker
  • Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: Yes.


  • Digital Compass: No.
  • Accelerometer: Yes.
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes.
  • Ambient Light Sensor: Yes.
  • Barometer: No.
  • Pedometer: No.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No.
  • Gyroscope (G-Sensor): Yes.
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes; rear-mounted.
  • Face Unlock: Yes.
  • Iris Scanner: No.
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No.
  • Voice Control: No.
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes; Google Assistant.
  • Infra-red Sensor: No.


  • Bluetooth: v5, A2DP
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: microUSB v2.0.
  • NFC: No.

Other Features

  • Battery: Removable Lithium-Polymer 5000mAh
  • Charging: 18W fast charging
  • Wireless Charging: No.
  • Reverse Charging: No.
  • Model Version/Number: TECNO CG6j.

When was TECNO Camon 17 launched in Nigeria and what does it cost?

  • Announced: May 16, 2021
  • Released: May 2021
  • Price: ₦75,000 for the 4/128GB option

TECNO Camon 17 is officially available in Nigeria

Is TECNO Camon 17 a 4G phone?

Yes; it is a 4G Android phone and works with all Nigerian 4G networks – MTN, Glo, Airtel, and 9mobile.

Does TECNO Camon 17 have a fingerprint scanner?

Yes; it has a fingerprint scanner at the back. There is also face unlock, if you prefer that.

Does TECNO Camon 17 have Gorilla Glass?

It does not have Gorilla Glass protection on its display.

Does TECNO Camon 17 have quick charging?

Yes; it has quick charging technology.

Where can I buy TECNO Camon 17 in Nigeria?

The Camon 17 is available from flagship TECNO stores in Nigeria.

If you want to buy online, try e-commerce stores like Slot, Jumia, Konga, Kara, etc. The phone is also available in independent retail shops around the country.

TECNO Camon 17 price in Nigeria

The 4GB RAM variant of the Camon 17 is available for purchase in mobile phone stores nationwide at a price of ₦75,000 naira only.

There is no word yet on the pricing of the 6GB RAM variant.

What of TECNO Camon 17P?

TECNO Camon 17P is a variant of the Camon 17. It uses the Helio G85 chipset as well, but has a 6.8-inch display, 16MP front camera, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, 18W fast charging, and sells for ₦97,000.

What of TECNO Camon 17 Pro?

A Pro model of the Camon 17 exchanges the Helio G85 chipset for the more powerful Helio G95. It has a bigger 6.8-inch display, a 48-megapixel selfie camera at the front, 64-megapixel ultra clear quad camera at the back, as well as 25W fast charging. The price of TECNO Camon 17 Pro is ₦125,000.

What are the differences between TECNO Camon 17, Camon 17P, and Camon 17 Pro?

For the differences, see this comparison table: TECNO Camon 17 vs Camon 17P vs Camon 17 Pro.


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