Chinese tech manufacturer TCL has announced its new line of mobile devices and other accessories, adopting features from their high-end HDTV displays into affordable 5G capable, curved AMOLED packages. Its TCL 10 series of smartphones are the latest to bring standard symmetrical designs across its TCL 10 Pro, TCL 10L, and TCL 10 5G models – each of which carry distinct features. The company also revealed a smart router, wireless headphones and the Kids Watch.
Through a focus to transfer the same vivid images from current monitors, users can expect TCL’s first 5G smartphone to bring sharp images and send them through fast connections. Powering the phone is a 7-series Snapdragon processor through a close collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies while its 765 mobile platform will provide data and new AI. The camera is made of a 64MP lens with a 118-degree wide mode and a macro zoom up to 2cm away from objects. Its front-facing camera gives users a clear selfie with 16MPs while its images can render four pixels at a time for increased lighting under dim settings.
The TLC 10 5G also comes with a full-day battery with fast-charging 3.0 capabilities and even OTG reverse charging for shared power with other devices. According to the company, the phone is expected “later this year” for $399 worldwide.
Its premium-level TCL 10 Pro features the company’s first attempt at a curved AMOLED screen device, spanning a big 6.47 inches with minimal bezels. Its large screen-to-body ratio is complimented with easier navigation through an edge bar with customizable shortcuts and other one-handed functionalities. A fingerprint scanner is hidden under the screen for seamless security and usage while its animations are powered by the company’s own NXTVISION technology for vibrant images.
The TCL 10 Pro comes in a matte finish under Ember Gray and Forest Mist Green choices and will be released worldwide in Q2 later this year at $449 USD.
The budget-friendly TCL 10L offers essential features from its bigger brothers while packing a Snapdragon 665 processor and 6GB RAM. Surprisingly, it will feature a larger 6.53 inch display also powered with NXTVISION. The 10L follows other modern photo-centric devices with four rear cameras and the same 16MP front camera as the 5G model.
The lighter TCL 10L comes in Arctic White or Mariana Blue and also launches worldwide in Q2 2020 at $249 USD.
TLC also revealed that each phone comes with its shared first-party Smart Experiences software, connecting each phone through special UI without overwhelming users. The displays will also have adaptive tones which alter color temperatures and brightness anywhere. Its on-screen can also be customized to open any app users want with three different press types (short, multiple or long).
As part of their new Smart Connected line for home and health, TLC announced the LINKHUB 5G CPE and fits 5G services into a portable router which can be easily carried to offices. The router also retains standard 2.8Gbps speeds for fast switching through Wi-Fi 6 technology – speeds the comapany claims “can download a 1Gbps HD movie in just 3 seconds.”
The router even features a Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 processor inside and will come with mesh for compatibility with other routers for seamless extensions across the house “without dead zones.” TCI’s LINKHUB 5G CPE comes worlwide later in Q3 2020 at $499.
Two Bluetooth headphones, the SOCL500TWS and ACTV500TWS cater to casual and sport-driven wearers. The first comes with 5.8mm drivers while the latter adds beefier bass for workouts through 6mm drivers. Both are IP-graded for waterproof certification. The SOCL500TWS comes with 6.5 hours on a single charge, with almost 20 hours in its charging case. The ACTV500TWS comes with a quick charge to power the buds for 6.5 hours before gaining 26.5 hours through the portable charging case.
The SOCL500TWS and ACTV500TWS will be sold in different colours, hitting store shelves in the coming months at $79.99 and $99.99, respectively.
Finally, TCL is providing children with a new MOVETIME smartwatch option, training them to connect with others through Bluetooth calls and chat functionalities. The watch comes with security trackers and an SOS button for emergencies, patching them through to custom emergency contacts instantly. Activity is also promoted with real-time fitness stats, showing children how many steps they’ve taken with calories and milestones.
The watch will come with different colours and hypoallergenic bands at $179.