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CES 2020: TCL reveals company’s first 5G phone


TCL 10 5G

The Chinese manufacturer teased three handsets alongside a concept folding phone.

At CES 2020, TCL took the covers off its new TCL 10-Series smartphone line-up, which includes the brand's first 5G-enabled phone.

Two of the devices, the TCL 10 5G and TCL 10 L, are very similar. The only real differentiating factor between the devices is that the TCL 10 5G is… well… 5G-enabled. The 10 L isn't.

The TCL 10 Pro is the most expensive of the three phones and will feature an AMOLED display from the manufacturer's CSOT display division. TCL says that its use of CSOT's panels will help to make its products "more affordable for consumers".

The TCL 10 5G will be equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 7-Series 5G SoC. The brand didn't specify exactly which processor from the line-up it would use in its new phone. Given the options, though, it's likely to be the Snapdragon 765 5G. It didn't mention if the other devices it announced would also sport the 7-Series chips.

The TCL 10 5G, 10 Pro and 10L all feature the company's new 2020 smartphone design, featuring quad-rear cameras and use the brand's NXTVISION technology. NXTVISION is supposed to create an "elevated camera experience", targeting contrast, clarity and colour.

While we'll have to wait for Mobile World Congress in February to learn more about the specifics of TCL's new devices, all three will make their way to Australian shores over this year and will service the mid-tier segment of the Australian smartphone market.

TCL Folding Phone Concept

Also at CES, TCL showed off its new folding phone concept. Apart from being a 7.2-inch clamshell-style folding phone, we don't know much more about the device yet. We'll just have to wait and see what TCL chooses to do with the concept.

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