Tecno promises accurate skin tones from your smartphone camera, whatever the color of your skin

An emulated image of Tecno Universal Tone
(Image credit: Tecno)

Tecno, a Chinese phone maker with a huge presence in Africa and Southeast Asia, is upping its efforts to make image processing more representative with the announcement of its Universal Tone system. 

In the past, smartphones have struggled to capture realistic and flattering skin tones. While Apple, Google, and Samsung have historically subtly pointed out that their best camera phones cater to a broad spectrum of tones, Tecno is going one step further with Universal Tone, explicitly branding its skin tone diversity engine.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.