TCL wanted to start the year strong, announcing its new bets with the TCL 20 5G and TCL 20 SE. We are facing two mid-range and entry devices, which do not forget some key features such as screen technology, where TCL continues to push its chest out. In addition, the TCL 20 5G, becomes the cheapest 5G device ever launched by the firm.
Taking advantage of CES 2021 in Las Vegas, TCL wanted to present two of its most interesting bets to start the year. Knowing how well they have done in the mid-range last year, the new TCL 20 series offers improved NXTVISION 2.0 display technology, better performance and longer battery life.
With NXTVISION 2.0
Before looking at each model, it is worth stopping again at NXTVISION 2.0, a technology patented by TCL and which brings together much of TCL’s experience in the manufacture of displays, which has led them to be a world leader in this field. . In this regard, NXTVISION 2.0 offers improvements to the video and image viewing experience , which debuted last year in the TCL 10 family, including improved SDR to HDR conversion, improved color calibration and more eye safety features.
The technology also integrates a dedicated display engine combined with artificial intelligence software to enable adaptive display functions. This algorithm intelligently detects surrounding lighting and distinguishes between different visual elements to automatically improve brightness, color accuracy, clarity and contrast.
During the presentation of the new TCL 20, the company has dropped the first brushstrokes of its future multi-screen integration. This will allow the interaction between smartphones, tablets, televisions and Through wireless connections such as Bluetooth, WiFi or NFC, TCL will make it possible to transfer files and multimedia without problems from one device to another; merge mobile windows with PC to multitask quickly and easily or cast your smartphone screen to larger screens like tablets and televisions. TCL has indicated that it will provide more details on this new technology as 2021 progresses.
TCL 20 5G Features
Of the two terminals presented, we are facing the only one that is compatible with 5G networks, and which is also the most economical bets of the firm with this connectivity. The TCL 20 5G has a 6.7-inch FullHD + screen, compatible with NXTVISION and HDR10, ideal for streaming multimedia content with compatible services such as Netflix. This display has an aspect ratio of 20: 9 and a screen / frame ratio of 82%, as well as 395 dpi.
Inside we find the Snapdragon 690, a mid-range performance chip suitable for the vast majority of users, and responsible for making the terminal compatible with 5G networks. It comes with 6 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of internal storage, which is also expandable via microSD cards.
At the rear we find a triple rear camera, with a 48 megapixel main sensor , with technology driven by AI to improve autofocus and stabilization of the video image, or high-resolution shots in low light. It is accompanied by an 8 megapixel ultra wide-angle sensor and a 2 megapixel macro sensor. The terminal has 10X digital zoom , LED flash and the possibility of recording video in 4K.
The front camera is housed in a hole in its screen, and reaches 8 megapixels, with facial recognition and FullHD video recording for quality video calls.
In addition to its 5G connectivity, the TCL 20 5G features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, and USB Type-C. In addition, it moves with Android 10 with the TCL UI layer and has a fingerprint sensor on one side. It also integrates a large 4,500 mAh battery compatible with 18W fast charging. This battery controls its power with Smart 5G technology, which automatically switches between the 4G and 5G bands based on data usage to help further stretch the battery.
TCL 20 SE Features
The TCL 20 SE sports more modest technical specifications, but enough for those looking for a current design and enough features to be connected and have multimedia tools. The terminal sports a large screen, 6.82 inches and HD + resolution , which offers a screen / frame ratio of 90%. It displays an aspect ratio of 20.5: 9 and 263 dpi.
Inside it integrates a Snapdragon 460 processor, which is accompanied by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, expandable through microSD cards up to 64GB. Its rear part has four rear cameras , with a 16 megapixel main sensor, a 5 megapixel ultra wide-angle sensor, and macro and depth sensors of 2 megapixels each. In this case, the terminal can capture video in FullHD at 30 fps. On the front and housed in a classic drop-shaped notch, which reaches 8 megapixels and allows video to be captured at 720p and has a face unlock function, beauty mode and HDR.
The TCL 20 SE has the main connections, including Bluetooth 5, USB-C and a fingerprint sensor located on the rear. In this case it comes with TCL UI based on Android 11, and has a 5,000 mAh battery with 18W load.
Prices and date of sale
TCL has confirmed that the TCL 20 5G is already available in colors in Mist Gray and Placid Blue for 299 euros. It is put on sale in Italy as the first market, but TCL details that it will reach several countries during the month of February. For its part, the TCL 20 SE , will be available this month in several countries in black and green for 149 euros . The firm has further confirmed that the TCL 20 family will also soon feature at least three additional models, including a new 5G device.
Moveaudio S600 Headphones
As an ideal complement to any mobile, TCL has also unveiled its Moveaudio S600 . We are facing premium wireless headphones with noise cancellation technology. They have a strong bass response and accurate playback based on Bluetooth 5.0, also detecting when we remove the headphones, automatically pausing playback to save battery life.
The Moveaudio S600 have touch controls located on each earbud and are compatible with the Google Assistant. Its battery allows them to stay on for 8 hours in music playback with a single charge, and up to 32 hours adding the charge of its case . They are also resistant to water, sweat and dust thanks to their IP54 certificate.
The Moviaudio S600s will be available worldwide from February 2021 for 149 euros.
Also new tablets from TCL
TCL has not wanted to miss the opportunity to unveil its new tablets with the TCL NXTPAPER and the TCL TAB 10s, focused on enhancing the needs of remote education or professionals around the world.
The TCL NXTPAPER features the proprietary technology of the same name, which TCL unveiled last year at the IFA in Berlin. Its 8-inch screen is highly reflective, using this theology to reuse natural light, resulting in more vivid color reproduction and less blue light or flickering.
This model has a 5,000 mAh battery and 8 megapixel cameras on the back and 5 megapixels on the front. It also comes with comes with a learning option for children, which provides a simple user interface for children and parental controls. TCL claims that it will be available from April in Europe for 349 euros.
TCL TAB 10s
For its part, the TCL TAB 10s, has a 10.1 screen, 8,000 mAh battery and options with Wi-Fi and 4G / Wi-Fi. This extra function will allow you to connect from anywhere, also having dual microphones and front and rear cameras to facilitate video calls. TCL indicates that this tablet is compatible with various accessories including the TCL T-Pen, the signature stylus to increase productivity or creativity. This model will be available from March 2021, the TCL TAB 10S will be available in Europe for 199 euros for the Wi-Fi version and for 249 euros for the 4G LTE / Wi-Fi version.
TCL Wearable Display, the big surprise
Wearables can come in many different ways to connect with our smartphone and other devices. TCL has opted for its new smart glasses, which integrate a double FullHD OLED screen, with a discreet design when passing through conventional sunglasses. It allows you to enjoy a field of view of 140 grams at a distance of 4 meters , and has a density of 49 PPD. They are capable of connecting to all types of devices such as phones, tablets or laptops, and can play movies, games and other types of immersive content. TCL has announced that they will be available by the end of the year in select markets.
TCL’s pet tracker
To finish the list of smart devices presented by TCL, we talk about the TCL Movetrack, which allows pet owners to have a “virtual eye” to keep track of them and have a precise geo-location. It can be easily placed on a dog’s collar, and control the position or a certain range of position using the mobile. The water and dust resistant device also offers long battery life, providing up to 14 days of battery life on one charge. TCL has announced that the pet tracker will be available in three colors and on sale next spring for 99 euros.