At CES 2022, TCL has unveiled their latest smartphones with the new TCL 30 XE 5G and TCL 30 V 5G.
“Initiated with the introduction of the TCL Mobile brand in the summer of 2020, we have launched mobile devices in partnership with the largest US mobile operators, including Verizon, Metro by T-Mobile, Boost Mobile, US Cellular and Visible, “ said Eric Anderson, General Manager and Vice President of TCL Communication in North America. “Building upon that momentum, we’re excited to share that TCL Mobile products will be on the shelves of every major national operator this year.”
TCL 30 XE 5G
The TCL 30 XE 5G features a 6.52-inch HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate and powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 700 chip. There’s also 64GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot and 4GB of RAM.
The 30 XE 5G has a 13MP main lens along with a 2MP depth and 2MP macro lenses. The TCL 30 XE 5G will be the company’s first 5G smartphone to be available from T-Mobile in the US.
The 30 XE 5G is coming to T-Mobile in the coming weeks.
TCL 30 V 5G
The other phone is the TCL 30 V 5G which will be a Verizon exclusive. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 480 5G chip with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot.
The 30 V 5G has a 50MP main lens along with 5MP super wide and 2MP macro lenses.
The TCL 30 V 5G is set to launch in the coming weeks.
Additonal 30 Series models
TCL also announced that more models under their 30 Series will be announced at Mobile World Congress 2022, which is currently set for February 28th to March 3rd, 2022.
TCL NXTWEAR AIR
In addition to the new phones, TCL announced their latest wearable display with the new NXTWEAR AIR.
“In developing the NXTWEAR AIR, we primarily focused on two areas of importance to consumers: portability and comfort,” said Stefan Streit, CMO for TCL Communication. “With this new generation of NXTWEAR glasses, users can enjoy the same exceptional viewing experience as before, but with even more portability, a comfortable fit and an individual style design.”
The NXTWEAR AIR connect to your compatible smartphone like the TCL 30 V 5G or laptop and lets you “watch, game and work anywhere.”
This is very similar to the HTC Vive Flow announced a few months ago.
The glasses feature dual 1080p Micro OLED displays that should deliver great details, rich colours and deep blacks and project onto a 140-inch virtual screen.
The glasses weigh just 75g with the standard lenses and come with dual speakers for stereo audio.
TCL hasn’t announced pricing or availability for the NXTWEAR AIR but it’ll be available later this year.
TCL Book 14 Go
TCL has also introduced one of their first Windows 11-powered laptops with the new Book 14 Go.
The laptop is being powered by the Snapdragon 7c platform with 128GB of storage and 4GB of RAM.
The display is a 14-inch with a 16:9 aspect ratio and 1366 x 768 resolution. The battery is 40Wh which should last up to 10-12 hours depending on usage.
Ports on the laptop include two USB-C (one of which supports PD charging), one USB 3.0 Type-A and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The TCL Book 14 Go is set to go on sale in Q2 2022 for $349 USD in select regions.