After being announced at CES 2020, TCL Communication has revealed more details about their upcoming 10L, 10 Pro and 10 5G smartphones.
“As one of the world’s leading consumer electronics brands, expanding the TCL brand into the mobile space ensures that we are one of the only global manufacturers that offers a fully integrated ecosystem of smart products in virtually every aspect of your life,” said Kevin Wang, CEO of TCL Industrial Holdings. “This makes it possible for us to provide our customers with a wide range of products capable of working seamlessly together, and do so more affordably than everyone else.”
TCL 10 5G
The TCL 10 5G is their top-of-the-line model and TCL’s first 5G-enabled smartphone. The device comes with a 6.53-inch FHD+ “Dotch” display with a 91 percent screen-to-body ratio and 395 PPI.
It’s being powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor with Qualcomm’s 5G modem. There’s also 128GB of internal storage plus a microSD card slot and 6GB of RAM.
The device also features a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone.
The 10 5G features a quad-camera setup with a 64MP main lens, 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 5MP macro lens and 2MP depth lens. The 16MP front-facing camera uses 4-in-1 big pixel technology to automatically combine four pixels into one for brighter selfies and improved low-light.
For battery, the 10 5G offers 4,500 mAh with a Quick Charger 3.0 with a full charge time of 2 hours. The phone is running Android 10 with TCL UI on top.
The TCL 10 5G is set to launch in select regions around the world later this year for around €399/£399 (Approx $608 CAD).
TCL Communication hasn’t confirmed whether the 10 5G will be launching in Canada at all.
TCL 10 Pro
Just below the 10 5G is the TCL 10 Pro which uses the company’s first Curved AMOLED display.
The 6.47-inch display on the 10 Pro uses TCL’s NXTVISION technology which is designed to produce nearly accurate colours and enhanced image and video quality.
That means you’ll be able to watch HDR10 content on the TCL 10 Pro. The 10 Pro offers a 4,500 mAh battery with a Quick Charger 3.0.
In terms of cameras, the 10 Pro has a 64MP main lens, 16MP big pixel low-light lens, a 5MP 123-degree super-wide-angle lens and a 2MP macro lens.
Powering the 10 Pro is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 with 6GB of RAM. There’s also 128GB of storage plus a microSD card slot.
The 10 Pro supports an in-display fingerprint sensor and face unlock via an IR sensor. The phone is running Android 10 with TCL UI on top.
The TCL 10 Pro will be available in Ember Gray and Forest Mist Green colour options. The phone will be launching in North America, Europe, Australia and the UK in Q2 2020 for $449 USD (Approx. $634 CAD, €449, £399).
TCL Communication has confirmed that TCL 10 Pro will be coming to Canada this summer but no specific pricing has been announced.
The TCL 10L is designed as an entry-level model. It features a 6.53-inch FHD+ “Dotch” LCD display and powered by a Snapdragon 665 processor with 6GB of RAM.
The 10L will be available in 64 or 128GB storage options with a microSD card slot. Just like the 10 5G, the 10L has a rear-facing fingerprint sensor.
For cameras, the 10L has a 48MP main lens, 8MP super-wide-angle lens, 2MP macro and 2MP depth sensor. The 10L has a 4,000 mAh battery.
The phone is running Android 10 with TCL UI on top. The 10L will be available in Arctic White and Marina Blue colour options.
The TCL 10L will launch in North America, Europe, Australia and the UK in Q2 2020 for $249 USD (Approx. $352 CAD, €249, £199).
TCL Communication has confirmed that TCL 10L will be coming to Canada this summer but no exact pricing has been announced.
TCL Wireless Earbuds
In addition to their TCL 10 series phone, the company also announced two pairs of wireless earbuds, the TCL SOCL500TWS & ACTV500TWS.
The SOCL500TWS uses 5.8mm speaker drivers, offers Bluetooth 5.0, IPX4 sweat and splash-proof, up to 26 hours of playtime with the charging case. Just 15 mins of charging gets you an hour of music playback.
You should get around 6.5 hours of listening time using the SOCL500TWS. The SOCL500TWS earbuds come in Phantom Black, Ocean Blue, Sunset Orange and Sunrise Purple colour options.
The TCL SOCL500TWS is launching in Q1 2020 in Europe and the US for $79.99 USD (Approx $113 CAD, €79.99).
The ACTV500TWS offers a sportier look with similar specs to the SOCL500TWS. The charging case holds up to 33 hours and can be charged wirelessly and over USB-C.
Listening time on the ACTV500TWS is around 6.5 hours and the earbuds are IPX7 sweat and splash-proof.
The TCL ACTV500TWS is launching in Q1 2020 in Europe and the US for $99.99 USD (Approx $141 CAD, €99.99) and comes in Copper Dust and Copper Ash colours.
Currently, there are no plans to bring the TCL SOCL500TWS & ACTV500TWS wireless earbuds to Canada.
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