TCL that primarily makes televisions has always used the stage of CES, the world’s largest event of consumer technologies, to showcase its innovative products. This year was no different as it unveiled several new offerings which include a host of audio equipment, three smartphones with its branding as well as its own Mini-LED display technology.
Here are the descriptions of what these offerings are all about and what do they offer.
TCL 10 series of phones
TCL has finally decided to launch phones under its name after launching phones under Alcatel and Blackberry branding for quite some time. At the CES 2020, it has launched TCL 10 series of smartphones, namely the TCL 10 Pro, TCL 10 L, and TCL 10 5G.
The TCL 10 Pro features a notched AMOLED display with curved edges. The phone tacks on a 64MP primary sensor as part of the quad-camera setup on the back which is aligned horizontally at the upper portion of the rear panel. In fact, the horizontal layout of the rear cameras is the same in all three smartphones. The fingerprint scanner is embedded into the display.
The TCL 10 L, on the other hand, packs a punch-hole display and quad-rear cameras led by a 48MP primary sensor. The gradient back also features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
The TCL 10 5G will be powered by mid-tier 5G integrated Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 SoC on the inside. Upfront it will rock a punch-hole display and the back will sport a fingerprint scanner as well as 64MP quad-rear camera setup along with two LED flashlights.
TCL hasn’t laid bare the full spec details of the phones but has confirmed the devices will be launched on February 22 at MWC 2020 in Barcelona.
Aside from the TCL 10 series smartphones, the company has also teased a clamshell-style foldable smartphone with no outer display. The inner display will utilize an in-house OLED screen. All the displays will make use of NXTVISION optimization technology for better-colored and brighter content rendering.
TCL Mini-LED display technology
As TCL is basically a television brand so it was expected that it would come up with some new innovative technology at the event and rightly so the Chinese maker has announced new Vidrian Mini-LED display technology that is an affordable alternative to OLED screen and better than normal LCD LED TV display.
The technology works similar to local dimming technology but ensures more light zones allowing for more effective local dimming such as what we get in the OLED displays- sharp contrast, brilliant luminance, and high-performance longevity.
This advanced backlight technology gives its optimum when it is used with the company’s 8K LCD panels allowing for immersive entertainment in all lighting conditions whether it is the pitch darkness of the room or the sunshine outside.
TCL also unveiled several offerings for audiophiles. The headphone dubbed ACT200BT promises high-quality sound and is equipped with heart rate monitors giving the users to check their heart rates even during their workouts without missing on listening to the songs or the podcasts.
TCL has also unveiled the SOCL500TWS and the ACTV500TWS True Wireless earbuds which stand out for their impressive design and ergonomic fit. The earbuds have a custom oval acoustic tube that takes advantage of inner ear curvature instead of the ear canal for better comfort. Thanks to Bluetooth 5.0 compatibility the earbuds ensure stable connections.
Alongside, TCL has also announced a soundbar prototype dubbed as the Alto 9+. The Ray-Danz design of it uses the audio dispersion technique using two side-firing drivers as well as an array of reflectors that effectively bend and spread the sound inside the room with Dolby Atmos content.
Most intriguingly, if you are a Roku TV user, you won’t have to use a separate remote to control the soundbar rather it can be done via Roku TV remote itself.