When we had the chance to join TCL's new phones called the 10 Series, we walked away impressed. But many questions remained, such as exact pricing and release time. A few months later TCL is ready to present the details. The company has three new phones, each under $ 500, with some beautiful towing features.
Starting things is the TCL 10 5G phone. Of course, it is a 5G phone and will only be released in some markets to boot. Currently, the pricing we have is 399 € / 399 £. The 5G has a Snapdragon 765 processor, a 64MP main camera, a 118-degree ultra-wide wide-angle camera and a macro camera.
You also get a 16MP forward-facing camera, fast-charging USB-C and a reverse charge function. The last bit lets you power other devices with your phone and effectively transforms it into a portable battery. TCL did not specify a release date for the 5G phone, but it comes in Chrome Blue and Mercury Gray.
TCL 10 Pro, on the other hand, has a release estimate. You can expect to see it sometime in the second quarter of 2020, and you can pick it up for $ 450. low-light pixel camcorder, a 123-degree super wide-angle camera and macro camera. You also get a 24MP front facing camera.
A Snapdragon 675 powers the TCL 10 Pro, and you also get a quick charge USB-C port and reverse charge. The phone also has a fingerprint reader on the screen and it supports Netflix in HDR10.
Finally, TCL is 10L, you guessed it, a little version of 10 Pro. You go down to a Snapdragon 665 processor, a 6.53-inch FHD + screen and a four-camera array that has a 48MP main camera. You still get USB-C charging, but you give you fast charging and reverse charging. The phone will cost $ 249 and will be released sometime during Q2 2020.
All three phones run Android 10, and TCL promised to upgrade them to Android 11 on the road. Although TCL 10 Pro and 10L do not have the fastest processors, they are still fine middle-class processors. And for $ 450 or less, they give OnePlus a run for their money in the affordable but sophisticated smartphone market.
The company also announced a set of accessories, including two sets of True Wireless earphones – SOCL500TWS and ACTV500TWS True Wireless Sports headphones. The former are classified IPX4 while the latter have been classified as IPX5 and include meet ear tips. Both run six and a half hours on a charge, but the ACTV500TWS has the larger battery pack.
SOCL500TWS will retail for $ 79.99, while ACTV500TWS will cost $ 99.99.
If you prefer data while exercising, ACTV200BT sports headphones will include heart pressure monitoring. You also get passive noise isolation, Bluetooth 5.0 and 14-hour driving before you need to charge your headphones.
TCL says it should release True Wireless headphones and headphones sometime during Q1 2020.