Tecno Camon C9: Full Review, Specs & Price In Kenya

Tecno Camon C9 Price In Kenya

Tecno fans were very anxious when the company promised to offer the best phone camera in their next release of the C series.

Then, Tecno Camon C9 stormed the market with a boosted RAM, increased battery life, new user interface and full HD display.

One year later, there is still much to say about the device as fans can’t stop praising the device despite the release of the Camon CX.

The Tecno C9 features a 5.5-inches screen, 16GB internal memory and 13 Megapixel front and rear cameras.

Sit tight as we dive into more details.

Note: Tecno Camon C9 Price In Kenya starts from KSh 12,499.

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So, Why is The camon c9 so different?

The new Tecno Camon c9 is exceptional considering its revolutionary camera.

Imagine the superior picture quality of a 13MP front camera, the speed derived from the powerful Octa-Core processor, the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow technology and the premium plastic on metal finish this device has to offer!

Read on as we dive into more details:

Release Date

Just like other big phone manufacturers, Tecno is fond of conducting a small unveiling ceremony to give users some hints and clues about a specific release before the products are actually available in the store.

After overwhelming fans with pictures of C9 shots in a small, but highly anticipated unveiling on 14th June, Tecno finally took C9 to local stores on 23rd June 2016.


Tecno Camon C9 is a typical android smartphone that measures 153 mm x 76.4 mm x 10.35 mm.

It comes with a 5.5-inch display, iris scanner, proximity sensors, and accelerometer.

Sandstone black and gold are the only two colors available in the aluminum uni-body build.

The phone has touchscreen keyboard and plastic cover.

It feels great to hold albeit a little weird for those accustomed to flat-back phones


For display, Tecno Camon C9 has a 5.5 inch IPS capacitive liquid crystal display (LCD) touchscreen that harbors some 16 million colors.

The display is 1080 pixels x 1920 pixels, 401 ppi (pixels-per-inch).


Tecno Camon C9 uses a non-removable 3,000mAh battery that should last a day’s usage on average.

It can connect to WI-FI for up to 7 hours before the battery runs out.

There is a HiOS battery management tool to help you save more power.


The camera is Tecno’s biggest selling point for C9 and it does not disappoint.

Tecno integrated a 13MP primary camera at the rare to capture 4128 by 3096-pixel pictures.

It features auto-focus, HDR, geo-tagging, panorama effects and LED flash. The video capture 1080@30fps.

There is also a secondary 13 MP rare camera with the same pixel density as the front piece. Little wonder it is being termed as the selfie beast.

The phone is equipped with a rear feature: a front camera flashlight.

This ensures you can take your selfies in the dark area.

The C9 Camera also comes with 8 beautification modes to help you take beautiful photos even when you aren’t a Pro.


The OS used in this smartphone is Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

The OS is installed in a 1.3GHz Octa-core MT6753 MediaTek processor.

It uses Mali T-720 graphics processor and 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage.

It also supports MicroSD expandable to 128GB.

There are other special features like the eye-snap scanner (biometric iris recognition sensor technology) that unlocks the phone.

It is a three-year-old Technology called Eye-print, developed by Eye-Verify.

It simply takes a snapshot of the eye veins and compares it with the owner’s to see if they match before unlocking the phone.

C9 also comes pre-loaded with several apps including image and document viewer/editor, G-Talk, Facebook, WhatsApp, and YouTube.



  • GSM: GSM 900 / 1800
  • 3G: HSDPA 900 / 2100
  • 4G: FDD-LTE 3(1800) / 7(2600) / 20(800)
  • SIM Type: Dual Micro SIM


  • Dimensions: 153 x 76.4 x 10.35 mm
  • Weight: (g)
  • Display: 5.5 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels IPS display
  • Build: Plastic with Metallic frame
  • Colors: Gold, Sandstone Black, Pearl White


  • CPU: 64-bit Octa-Core 1.3 GHz
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6753
  • GPU: Mali-T720
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB
  • Card Slot: MicroSD card up to 128 GB
  • Sensors: Iris Scanner, Accelerometer, Proximity


  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow + HiOS v1.0


  • Rear: 13-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash
  • Video recording: Yes
  • Front-facing: 13-megapixel camera with LED flash


  • Music Support: mp3, aac, aac+, eaac+, amr
  • Audio
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Video Support: mpeg4, h.263, h.264
  • FM Radio: Yes


  • Bluetooth: v4.0
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: microUSB v2.0
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Messaging:
  • SMS: Yes (threaded View)
  • MMS: Yes
  • IM: Yes
  • Email: Yes


  • Battery Type: Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity: 3000mAh


  • TECNO T-Band compatibility
  • Announcement: June 2016
  • Availability: June 2016

Tecno camon c9 Price in Kenya

Tecno C9 price in Kenya ranges from KSh 16,599 to KSh 18,000 depending on the prevailing market conditions.

You can buy online from top eCommerce sites in Kenya.

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Tecno Camon C9 is a decent strong smartphone that definitely exhibits value for money. The camera has exceptional low-light performance,

The camera has exceptional low-light performance, the gallery is fun to use, eye-scanner adds a level of security, the display is vivid and the build is decent enough.

It certainly displaced many alternatives within its price range and pushed Tecno Mobile a step further in chasing strongholds like Samsung and Apple.

What more can you ask for? Buy Now.