TECNO Mobile Uganda and MTN Uganda partner to launch Upgraded Camera Smartphones in CAMON and SPARK series

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Global premier mobile phone brand TECNO Mobile today at Sheraton Kampala (www.TECNO-mobile.com) has partnered with MTN Uganda to launch two new upgraded Camera smartphones in the CAMON series and Spark series. As one of the most remarkable camera devices, TECNO CAMON 12 comes back with 16MP+2MP+8MP AI Max Triple Rear Camera set up with its four outstanding shooting performances backed up with a 4000mAh battery. This is priced at RRP 569,000 UGX with storage of 64GB ROM+ 4GB RAM , and Spark 4 priced at RRP 429,000 UGX with 13+2+ VGA AI Triple rear Camera combined with a bigger battery of 4000mAh compared to its predecessor. Not only that, the storage has been increased to 32GB ROM + 2GB RAM and a bigger screen of 6.52” for both Camon 12 and Spark 4.

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TECNO CAMON 12 is the upgraded camera smartphone from CAMON series, and is created for any angle photography.  Ultra Clear Shot of 120° Super Wide Angle, 2cm Extreme Macro Photography, Remarkable Bokeh Effect all these offer the consumers the chance to seize wonderful moments from different angles to discover more beauty of the world and to see the world much clearer, closer, brighter and wider on the other hand, Spark 4 has also been upgraded compared to its counterparts Spark 3 that was early this year in May. Spark 4 comes with upgrades to give the spark customer not only a memorable photography experience but a whole new smartphone dynamic that will keep them glued to their phones.

The launch of the new devices comes with the birth of a TECNO Uganda and MTN Uganda partnership. The partnership will see the two big brands collaborate in many ways as they serve the customers in their different rights but with a primary goal to serve both the TECNO and MTN customers better.

This partnership being a customer centric partnership, customers will stand to get free internet data from MTN when they purchase on the selected TECNO models.

Shiva Zhong, the TECNO country director said: “At TECNO, we are excited about this new partnership between TECNO Uganda and MTN Uganda. We believe our customers shall enjoy a lot of benefits from this partnership. This partnership means a lot to us and it will start with the launch of our new upgraded devices; Camon 12 and Spark 4.

Camon 12 comes with 4 in 1 technology and mosaic algorithm that enable TECNO CAMON 12 stand out from its range with high pixel and clear camera lens. It comes true that by utilizing TECNO CAMON 120° Super Wide Angle or 2cm Extreme Macro Photography, the consumers will be able to take blockbusters photos with their phone. And you’ll find that with TECNO CAMON 12, anybody can be a professional photographer.

Spark 4 has been upgraded to give our customers clear bright photos even in low light conditions and this has been combined with AI technology to give our customers a whole new dimension of photography experience meaning customers can now take professional photos using their phones. The worry of deleting photos and other files has been put into consideration by increasing the storage space to 32GB meaning the phone has enough space to keep up to 20,000 photos without affecting the performance of the phone.” She explained.

Speaking at the launch of the partnership, MTN Uganda – General Manager, Sales & Distribution, Joseph Bogera said, “This partnership further demonstrates MTN’s commitment to drive our vision of delivering a bold new digital world to our customers. We’re partnering with Tecno to get more Ugandans online, because we believe that getting and staying connected is helping transform every sector of our society from entrepreneurship to education, and everything in between.” The experience of customers using Tecno will now get even better when they connect with MTN”, he added.  

The partnership promises to make access to the internet more affordable and exciting. Customers who purchase the purchase the Camon 12 and connect with MTN, will get 100% bonus for every bundle they buy/activate in the first three months of using their MTN SIM card. This partnership signals the first of many exciting MTN promotions that customers will be getting on other Tecno devices.   

“We have released the CAMON 12 and SPARK 4 at the same time because we want our customers to have a uniform experience across our different target audiences. Each of these series attracts a particular target audience, therefore the need to satisfy both audiences simultaneously. This is also in preparation of the festive season that is coming soon, so this can be a gift to yourself or someone beloved to you. We know at the end of every year, customers are in search of gifts for themselves or their loved ones and I guarantee you that these a must have items on your gifting list because they are worth it. The CAMON 12 and SPARK 4 come at an opportune time where everyone needs to capture their memories in photos because its celebration time and we have put that in consideration by improving the cameras of the two series thus giving our customers perfect shoots both using the back camera or the selfie camera. The cameras have been imbedded with AI technology to give customers bright clear photos even in low light situations,” concluded Mr. Shiva

Below is a summary of the specifications;


6.52” Dot Notch Screen, Super FULLVIEW Experience

Both CAMON 12 and SPARK 4 assemble a Full View HD+ bigger screen of 6.52” Dot Notch screen for a new cinematic viewing experience. The outstanding 90% edge-to-edge ratio offers wider horizon. This is because TECNO aims customers to see more.

Unlock A New Era of Camera

16MP and 8MP main lens for CAMON 12 and SPARK 4 respectively focuses on AI scene detection and AI HDR, covering various common shooting scenarios and offering corresponding AI optimization, user could take more natural and exquisite photos via it.

Fearless of the night, CAMON 12 and SPARK 4 offers ultra-clear night shot by its superior AI Max Triple Rear Camera. Even in the darker night, user could capture the brightest stars.

The remarkable bokeh effect highlights the main portrait and blurs background sundry, making the portrait the best visual sense.

The secondary lens of CAMON 12 brings 120° super wide angle shots and 2cm extreme macro photography experience. This not only lets you see the world from a broader perspective, but also capture more detailed beauty around you. 

Clearer, Brighter, More Glamorous Selfie

Continuing CAMON series’ DNA of Clear Selfie, CAMON 12 still works hard on its high pixel and clear camera lens. The 4 in 1 technology and mosaic algorithm makes picture much brighter and clearer. Breaking through the limitation of Dot Notch screen, dual flashlights are hidden on the screen, offering fill-light in low light scenarios to take more glamorous shots. Beauty mode is also fully upgraded, no simpler adjusting, but 3D stereoscopic facial beauty to make your selfie more natural and charming. The beauty mode also expands its scope to body beauty and video beauty.

SPARK 4 comes with 2.0 upgraded portrait bokeh algorithm new 2.0 upgrade and obviously improved in multiple selfies blurred effect, Algorithm iteration, performance improvement of 500ms. The effect of virtual spot is improved and virtual is more aesthetic when using the Spark 4.

The imaginary background is more natural and real, and the human image is visible.

The SPARK 4 Beauty mode has been upgraded to 3.0 compared to its predecessor which was at 2.0, Cover 18 face skeletal muscle dimensions, three-dimensional 3D beauty. The analysis of musculoskeletal position matching best results, is no longer simple grinding skin but more uniform skin color, more delicate and shiny skin.

Bigger storage, 4000mAh long-lasting battery, Powerful Performance

The two new devices showcase the ability to store more with 64GB Big ROM, user has more space for photos, music, videos and files. Fearless of regular clean-up to get more storage. 4GB RAM makes the system running smoother and faster for Camon 12 and 32GB ROM and 2GB RAM. Users could multitask with ease as well as fluently play games. The 4000mAh big battery for both CAMON 12 and SPARK 4 allows the user more time connecting with the world. More powerful features waiting for you to explore.

Funny Interaction – AR Sticker & AR Emoji

Following the new trend of having interactive conversations both CAMON 12 and Spark 4 come with the AR sticker that covers 220+ facial features and supports identification across 120°. Light beautification and localization features are also considered. The special customized version of Manchester City Football Club is surprisingly built as an amazing gift for CAMON 12 customers.

You can now animate your favorite emoji with real facial expressions and creates more fun when taking pictures or recording videos – AR Emoji – This gives you the leeway to freely share interesting interaction with friends.

Newest version of AndroidTM 9 Pie & HiOS 5.5 

The CAMON 12 and SPARK 4 are equipped with the latest version of operating system and user interface, the new operating system brings on a brand new user experience. The newly upgraded system focuses on playing a role of intelligent partner as it not only offers efficient working conditions, but also varied entertaining functions. Intelligent voice broadcast, Smart panel, AI read mode and other refreshing functions are definitely impressing.

TECNO CAMON 12 and Spark 4 will appear on the Ugandan market 24th October 2019. Camon 12 will be presented in three stylish colors – Bordeaux Red, Aqua Blue and Midnight Black whereas Spark 4 will be in Purple, Blue and Grey all these giving customers a chance to represent their personalities with theses amazing color selections.


Model:            CC7

Dimensions:  165.97*75.8*8.2mm

Processor:      2.0GHz Octa-Core(MT6762)

Display:          6.52HD+ Drop

Resolution:    720*1600209

Connectivity: GPS, Wi-Fi, FM, BT, OTG

Memory:        64GB ROM + 4GB RAM

Battery:          4000mAh (typ)

Android:       Android 9 Pie

SIM card:      Nano SIM+ Nano SIM+T card

Color:            Dawn Blue, Sky Cyan and Dark Jade

Camera:       16MP+2MP+8MP Triple Rear Camera with Quad Flash/16MP Front Camera with Dual Flash

Network 2G: GPRS/EDGE

               3G: WCDMA/HSPA/HSPA+

               4G: LTE (FDD, CSFB) TDD LTE

USP:       6.52″ Crystal Dot Notch Screen 16MP AI Clear Selfie

               16MP AI Max Triple Camera 64GB ROM + 4GB RAM

Price:      RRP UGX 569,000

Launch Time: 24th October 2019


Model:                KC8

Display Type:    6.52”HD+ Drop Screen

Screen Size:    6.52 inches

Resolution:    1920×1080

Platform Operating System:    Android 9.0 Pie with HiOS 5.0

Chip:    Quad core 2.0GHz 

Memory:   RAM    2GB

Internal:    ROM           32GB

16GB Expandable via microSD card

Network:    SIM    Dual SIM Support

               Support    2G, 3G, 4G/LTE

Cameras:    Main    13MP+2MP + QVGA

                 Front 8MP with dual Flash 

Battery Size:    4000mAh

Colours:    Royal Purple, Vacation Blue, Energetic Orange and Misty Grey

Features    Rear Fingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock 

Price:       RRP UGX 429,000.

Launch Time: 24th October 2019