Open letter to the makers of TECNO CAMON 19 Pro

Dear TECNO Mobile Manufacturers,

I will start by sending my unadulterated and sumptuous, scrumptious greetings to you wherever you are.

I know you are busy creating the next gadget to take the market by storm. I request that you spare a minute off your busy schedule to hear my message.

Let me start by saying that I have been using TECNO phones for seven years now. My current gizmo is the TECNO CAMON 19 Pro, which I recently discovered won the “iF Design Awards 2022”, a global design competition. To which I agree; the TECNO team truly outdid themselves in designing the CAMON 19 Series gadgets.

I have a problem with this phone that I will extrapolate and oscillate to shortly.

But before that, some people have been chiding me that I bought the phone because I saw Otile Brown mollycoddling it on a billboard. Well, Otile knows his fashion but whether he influenced me, I cannot confirm or deny it. I am also big on fashion myself and I happen to be a big fan of TECNO phones and the blue coolness they ooze.

But with this one, I have a big problem.

Let me also inform you that I have used, many times, that humongous 64-megapixel triple camera that the CAMON 19 Pro comes with. My o my, it is something else. The camera is so good that sometimes I think it can be adjusted to capture even the things people are thinking when I photograph them.

I have read that the lens for this phone was released together with Samsung’s and it is the best in the game when it comes to taking photos in low light. It takes by far the best night photos and videos of any phone I have ever seen.

I also read somewhere that you TECNO people want people to showcase their experiences through images and that you want to maximize the photography experience. The CAMON series, I have since learned, is actually meant to revolutionize photography and videography. This being my third phone in the CAMON series, I can testify to that fact.

By the way, I have researched deep enough to know that not all phone cameras are created the same. I congratulate you, TECNO makers, for investing in artificial intelligence (AI) that helps my black, melanin-rich skin look the best it can be in the photos I take of myself and my family. It takes machine learning to achieve that excellence. Keep fine-tuning that, guys.

My only problem with the CAMON 19 Pro is that I now have to change estates. With its cute looks, its 6.8-inch full-HD+ screen, and the enviable performance of the gadget that is facilitated with its Android 12 software and HIOS 8.6 user interface, I have become too posh for my current locality. Too cool for my ’hood, some would say.

I paid Sh33,800 to get this phone, which is the recommended price for the CAMON 19 Pro, and I am not regretting it one bit so far. Some of my friends have started saving up to buy it, and I won’t tire cheering them on. I keep telling people that this is the perfect gift for those who are wondering what to gift their significant others. A person won’t forget the first day they got this phone.

Some of my friends are also considering a trade-in with the TECNO phones they are using. That, too, is a great approach, thanks to the way your company subsidiaries accept trade-ins. May you never stop it.

Dear TECNO makers, I also hear that you are developing a 5G model for the CAMON 19 Pro. Wow, I can’t wait to use it and feel the magic of 5G. That is me planning my future plunge into 5G with a TECNO taking me there, hahaha.

Well, I know that.

Anyway, I need new neighbors.



Long-time TECNO user in Nairobi, Kenya