At CES 2019, TCL has announced their first home audio product with the Alto Home Theater Sound Bars, the first ever 8K Roku TV and a range of headphones.
“2018 was another great year for the TCL television business globally and especially for us here in North America,” said Aaron Dew, Director of Product Development, TCL North America. “We’re making TVs people love and according to NPD, TCL became a leader in Smart TV with number two market share in the USA. The growth in large screen was even more pronounced with TCL taking a top-3 position in the 55” and above category. As TCL continues to drive into increasingly larger screen sizes with the opening of the world’s most advanced Gen 11 panel production facility, the TCL team must ensure that we are delivering world-class products with the performance levels that our users truly want in their family room.”
TCL Roku TV 8-Series
TCL’s new 8-Series of Roku TVs will offer 8K resolution which has 33 million pixels compared to 8.3 million in 4K TVs.
The TCL 8-Series will easily upconvert 4K and 1080p content to 8K and support for the latest HDMI standards.
TCL is also working on a new Quantum Contrast technology which identifies bright and dark areas in each frame of content and controls each zone within to yield striking contrast between zones.
The TCL 8-Series will be available in 75-inches and larger. No pricing has been announced but they’ll be available later this year in the US.
In addition, TCL’s 6-Series will soon be offered in 75-inch screen size and go for $1,800 USD when it launches in the next few weeks.
TCL Alto Sound Bars
TCL is also getting into the soundbar game with their new Alto lineup.
The Alto 5 offers great audio performance for TVs 43-inches and larger and comes in at 31.5 inches. It has 2 channels, Dolby Digital, Bluetooth, Optical, USB playback and 3.5mm Aux line-in.
The Alto 7 is 36-inches and offers similar specs to the Alto 5 but adds HDMI Arc and a finely tuned premium sound for TVs 55-inches and larger.
The Alto 5+ and Alto 7+ bundle in a wireless subwoofer for even better sound.
The TCL Alto 5 and 7 soundbars will launch in the spring. Pricing to be confirmed.
The TCL SOCL is a lineup of wired earbuds and wireless ones. The SOCL100, 200 and 300 offer call and music control, 8.6 or 9mm speaker drivers and a mic for phone calls and voice assistants.
The SOCL100BT has Bluetooth 4.2, 8.6mm speaker drivers and up to 6 hours of playtime.
The SOCL200BT comes with Bluetooth 5.0, 12.2mm speaker drivers, flexible neckband and up to 18 hours of playtime.
The SOCL300BT has Bluetooth 5.0, 9mm speaker drivers, flexible neckband and up to 18 hours of playtime.
No pricing has been announced for the TCL SOCL lineup but they should be available later this year.
The TCL MTRO lineup ranges from in-ear headphones to wireless on-ear headphones.
The MTRO100 comes with 8.6mm speaker drivers, call and music control and tangle free cables.
The MTRO100BT has 12.2mm speaker drivers, flexible neckband, call and music controls, Bluetooth 5.0 and 18 hours of playtime.
The MTRO200 offer 32mm speaker drivers, sound isolation, a mic and flat folding. The MTRO200BT has similar specs to the MTRO200 but are wireless with Bluetooth 4.2, 32mm speaker drivers and 20 hours of playtime.
No pricing has been announced for the MTRO series.
The TCL ACTV is designed for those who want to be healthy and are IPX4 rated and made from sweatproof materials.
The ACTV100 offers 8.6mm speaker drivers, call and music controls, IPX4 and has an ear hook fit.
The ACTV100BT comes with Bluetooth 5.0, 8.6mm speaker drivers and up to 12 hours of playtime.
No pricing has been announced for the ACTV series.
The ELIT series is TCL’s top of the line and are designed for upgrade and luxury. The ELIT100 has 8.6mm speaker drivers, call and music control and high-performance sound.
The ELIT200 and ELIT300 both offer 12.2mm speaker drivers, call and music control and high-performance sound.
The ELIT300 will be available in the summer while the ELIT100 and ELIT200 will launch in February.