What you need to know
- TECNO has unveiled the Camon 19 Pro Mondrian Edition, which features a distinctive back panel design.
- The back of the Mondrian-inspired phone changes color when light hits it.
- It will be available to consumers in various global markets starting in July.
Following the debut of the TECNO Camon 19 series, the company has revealed a special edition Pro version with a unique back panel design.
Camon 19 Pro Mondrian Edition features a distinctive back panel that changes color when exposed to light. TECNO said in a report that the main feature of the model relies on polychromatic isomer technology “to track geometric patterns of color change in the sun.” press release (Opens in a new tab).
But it does not change color only in sunlight. The Mondrian version also does its trick when exposed to any kind of light indoors and outdoors. Under normal settings, the back of the phone is white with straight lines and right angles. However, the fun begins when the light hits it, revealing a design inspired by the artistic style of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian (hence, an extension of his name).
TECNO has officially brought out the covers for the device in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where they are on full display.
In terms of specifications, the Special Edition device is no different from the regular Camon 19 Pro, which For the first time in June (Opens in a new tab). This means that it has the same 6.8-inch IPS LCD screen that clocks in at 120Hz. Under the hood, it is powered by a 12nm-based Mediatek Helio G96 chipset coupled with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. It also has a 5000 mAh battery with 33W fast charging support.
On the back, it houses a 64MP main sensor complemented by a 50MP telephoto lens and a 2MP depth sensor. Selfies are handled by a 32MP front camera. TECNO claims that the device’s rear camera features “the first high-definition crystalline sensitive lens with RGBW sensor” to challenge the best Android camera phones for night photography.
The Chinese phone maker claims it is “the world’s first smart device to use ‘sunlight drawing’ technology to allow the phone to change colors in sunlight.”
However, other Chinese brands including Vivo and OPPO have pulled a similar gimmick in the past. Earlier this year, Vivo launched the V23 series with unique exterior gradients that change colors depending on the light hitting the back panel. In 2020, OPPO unveiled the limited edition Reno 5 Pro + Artist in China with the same trick.
The Camon 19 Pro Mondrian Edition will be available in July along with the original model and other variants in the Camon 19 series. It will arrive in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and South Asia, with prices varying by region.
It will also be shipped with TECNO Sonic 1 earbuds inside the box as part of the gift set. The earbuds promise up to 50 hours of battery life, although your mileage may vary.