HONG KONG – 6 April 2020 – Today, TCL Communication is officially debuting its first series of TCL-branded smartphones, the TCL 10 Series. This lineup of premium, yet affordable Android devices will leverage TCL-made high-resolution displays and the company’s NXTVISION visual technology, and each device will come with ahigh-quality quad rear-camera setup, Qualcomm®Snapdragon™ processors, and more flagship-style features, all available for under $500. The 10 Series includes TCL’s first 5G smartphone and the company’s first device that uses a TCL-made curved AMOLED display.
“As one of the world’s leading consumer electronics brands, expanding the TCL brand into the mobile space ensures that we are one of the only global manufacturers that offers a fully integrated ecosystem of smart products in virtually every aspect of your life,” said Kevin Wang, CEO of TCL Industrial Holdings. “This makes it possible for us to provide our customers with a wide range of products capable of working seamlessly together, and do so more affordably than everyone else.”
Embodying the company’s mission to “Display Greatness,” each of the TCL 10-Series smartphones takes advantage of TCL’s tightly integrated ecosystem by using TCL-built screens and TCL NXTVISION, a proprietary advanced display and camera visualtechnology to bring images to life with truer color, clarity and contrast enhancements in real-time. TCL’s display technology generates cutting-edge color accuracy so users cannot see a perceivable difference between real life and the images on the screen. The 10 Series also has an SDR to HDR real-time conversion feature, providing HDR-like video enhancement with brighter highlights, darker shadows, increased contrast and amplified color.
TCL 10 5G: Bringing 5G Technology to More People
The company’s first 5G-enabled smartphone, the TCL 10 5G is designed to bring the benefits of 5G connectivity to consumers looking for something modern and affordable. Powered by SnapdragonTM 7-series 5G SoC, the TCL 10 5G delivers increased data bandwidth for faster uploads, downloads and upgraded Wi-Fi connection stability. The TCL 10 5G comes with a large, modern 6.53-inch FHD+ DotchTMdisplay, providing an impressive 91 percent screen-to-body ratio.
“The 5G era is now here around the world, and it is opening up a new round of technological revolution which will fundamentally enrich how we live our lives,” said Alex Katouzian, SVP and GM, Mobile, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Qualcomm Technologies and TCL have maintained a close and strong collaboration for a long time, and we are excited to see TCL select the Snapdragon 765 5G Mobile Platform for their very first 5G smartphone. The Snapdragon 765 integrates 5G connectivity and Artificial Intelligence, which will help TCL 10 5G bring remarkable 5G capabilities and life-changing experiences to more consumers worldwide.”
On the back, the TCL 10 5G sports a quad camera setup that includes a 64MP high resolution main camera, a 118-degree ultrawide-anglecamera, a macro camera that lets users take super close-up shots at only 2cm away, and a depth camera for professional quality photos with Bokeh. The TCL 10 5G’s front facing 16MP camera ups the selfie game with its 4-in-1 big pixel technology that automatically combines four pixels into one to produce brighter selfie photos and improvelow-light capabilities.
Additionally, the TCL 10 5G comes with a large battery boasting a full day of phone use and Quick ChargeTM 3.0 fast charging technology. It also features OTG Reverse Charging, turning the phone into a portable power bank to charge small items or help a friend in need if their device is low on battery. The TCL 10 5G will be available in select regions around the world later this year for €399/£399.
TCL 10 Pro: Taking NXTVISION to the Edge with TCL’s First Curved AMOLED Display
Featuring a sleek, TCL-made 6.47-inch FHD+ curved AMOLED display, the 2020 iF Design Award-and 2020 Red Dot Award-winning TCL 10 Pro delivers a wide range of color clarity and sharp picture resolution. Its curved design allows the screen to “fall” off the edge with minimal bezels to achieve a high screen-to-body ratio and includes Edge Bar shortcuts to quickly access apps one-handed. The TCL 10 Pro also includes fingerprint on display that sits under the screen for users to quickly unlock their phone. By leveraging NXTVISION technology to produce nearly accurate colors and enhanced image and video quality, the TCL 10 Pro joins a select group of smartphones that are Netflix-certified to stream HDR10 videos, unlocking a wide range of HDR content with increased contrast and enhanced colors at an affordable price point.
AI-powered imaging technology in the TCL 10 Pro produces photos and selfies rich in clarity and color in low light. The 10 Pro comes with four rear cameras, including a 64MP high-res camera, 2.9μm big pixel low-light video cam, 123-degree super wide-angle camera and macro camera, as well as a 24MP front-facing camera. Additionally, it features a hybrid auto focus solution for a fast and crisp shot day or night. For more creative videographers, the TCL 10 Pro includes super low light video and super wide-angle video capabilities for high-quality creative video content.
The TCL 10 Pro’s sophisticated curved design also boasts perfectly symmetrical details, a matte finish on the back for a smooth in-hand feel and an anti-glare screen with a unified, sleek profile. The TCL 10 Pro comes in Ember Gray and Forest Mist Green color options, and will be available in Europe, North America, Australia, and the United Kingdom starting in Q2 2020 for €449/$449/£399.
TCL 10L: NXTVISION Made Accessible for Everyone
The TCL 10L offers quality features and design that can fit even the smallest budget. It pairs 6GB RAM with a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™665 processor that comes with an AI platform for fast performance and low power consumption. The TCL 10L features an immersive experience with its 6.53-inch FHD+ DotchTMdisplay with a 91 percent screen-to-body ratio. Powered by NXTVISION with a dedicated display engine, users can take visuals to the next level with truer color accuracy and real-time visual enhancements for crisper details, greater contrast. The TCL 10L also comes with four rear cameras, along with a 16MP selfie camera that are all powered by AI technology to recognize and enhance scenes and objects for the best creations. TCL 10L also features Stop Motion video, enabling fun and creative stop motion video directly with the phone without post editing needed.
With the TCL 10L, affordability does not mean it has to compromise on design and comfort with its eye-catching holographic finishes and glossy, iridescent shine on the back and sleek 3D backing for premium in-hand feel. The TCL 10L comes in nature-inspired Arctic White and Mariana Blue color options, and will be available in Europe, North America, Australia, and the United Kingdom starting in Q2 2020 for €249/$249/£199.
TCL Smart Experiences: The New Standard for Smartphones
Leveraging TCL’s display expertise and fully integrated ecosystem, all three TCL 10-Series smartphones are packed with easy-to-use features and shortcuts so users can share content seamlessly and customize their smartphones to match their unique lifestyles:
Dynamic TCL UI: TCL knows everyone uses their phones differently. The TCL UI offers lively interfaces, intuitive interaction and customizable features for additional ease of use.
Eye Comfort Display: With the user’s vision health in mind, TCL makes it easy on the eyes with eye care modes such as Adaptive Tone, Reading Mode and Eye Comfort Mode to help provide the best viewing experience regardless of lighting conditions.
Smart Key: Access commonly used apps and features with a dedicated, customizable button. The button can be customizable in three ways - single, double, and long press - to activate apps such as the camera or Google Assistant, as well as functions such as cleaning up background apps.
Super Bluetooth: Push the limits of audio-streaming by connecting up to four Bluetooth speakers or headphones to share music with friends for the ultimate dance party (or silent disco party).
HONG KONG – 6 April, 2020 - TCL Communication announces four new smart devices to its fully integrated ecosystem, including the brand’s first ultrafast 5G CPE, true wireless earphones, wireless heart rate monitoring sport headphones, and a 4G connected smartwatch for kids. With the growing demand for smart devices and next-gen 5G products for the connected lifestyle, TCL Communication’s latest lineup delivers affordable, high quality devices that are easily accessible to everyone.
“We are proud to be one of the few companies in the world with a fully integrated ecosystem, and we want to continue expanding our lineup to become even more inclusive of our customers’ needs,” said Aaron Zhang, Vice President and General Manager of Global Sales & Marketing for TCL Communication. “In adding more 5G and connected devices to the TCL brand, we are ensuring that our ecosystem will grow into additional aspects of home and family life for years to come.”
TCL LINKHUB 5G CPE: The ultrafast 5G router for your smart home
TCL LINKHUB 5G CPE is designed to be a lightweight, portable router to access next-gen network speeds at home and at work. The device supports smart dual-band Wi-Fi with 4X4 MU-MIMO technology which greatly extends coverage, maintains stable high-speed connections, and supports up to 1,000 simultaneous connections, making it perfect for homes, small businesses, live events, and more.
The LINKHUB 5G CPE is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 chipset and supports 5G connectivity up to 2.8Gbps and the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology for speeds up to 3.6Gbps, enough bandwidth for users to download a 1Gbps HD movie in just 3 seconds — nearly 10 times the speed of 4G LTE. The LINKHUB 5G CPE comes with Easy Mesh, which allows users to easily connect with their mesh router system, to extend Wi-Fi coverage throughout multi-story homes and large spaces to deliver ultrafast Wi-Fi without dead zones. It also supports both Bluetooth and ZigBee for easy set up.
The TCL LINKHUB 5G CPE will be available in Europe, U.S., China, Asia and Pacific, Middle East and Africa beginning in Q32020 from €499.
SOCL500TWS & ACTV500TWS: Wireless earphones with zero compromise on sound quality
Completely cable-free and versatile, the SOCL500TWS & ACTV500TWS wireless headphones give users a new degree of audio freedom. The SOCL500TWScome with 5.8mm speaker drivers whileACTV500TWS comes with 6mm drivers, delivering premium, clear sound quality with rich bass. The headphones are designed with comfort in mind as they leveragethe inner ear for support - unlike other devices on the market that rely solely on the ear canal, resulting in discomfort when worn for extended periods. Additionally, the ACTV500TWS comes with Comply Foam Tips™ to ensure a snug, custom in-ear fit. The
SOCL500TWS is IPX4-rated with its water-repellent casing and microphone mesh, while the ACTV500TWS is IPX5 certified, meaning it is completely water and splash proof.
The SOCL500TWS has a total playtime up to 26 hours, with 6.5-hour continuous playback and 19.5 hours of additional charge from the case. The ACTV500TWS has a total playtime up to 33 hours, with 6.5-hour continuous playback and 26.5 hours of additional charge from the case. The ACTV500TWS haswireless charging capabilities, including a quick chargefeature that can generate one hour of play time with just 15 minutes of charge.
The SOCL500TWS is available in four colors, including Blue Ocean, Sunset Violet, Sunrise Orange, and Phantom Black, while the ACTV500TWS is available in two colors, Copper Dust and Copper Ash.The SOCL500TWS & ACTV500TWS will be available in Europe and the U.S. starting in Q1 2020 for €79.99/$79.99 and €99.99/$99.99 respectively.
ACTV200BT: TCL’s first heart rate monitoring sports earphones delivers hands-free readings in real-time
The first wireless earphones of its kind, the ACTV200BT was created with the belief that providing consumers with an easy-to-use heart rate monitor will encourage healthier lifestyles. The ACTV200BT uses ActivHearts™, a multi-sensor system built into the acoustic tube of the right earpiece, to provide an accurate heart rate reading in real-time. When paired with common third-party smartphone apps, the earphones can provide an audio reading on the spot so users can focus on exercising without being distracted by having to look at their devices. The earphones are also IPX4 certified, meaning they are sweat- and water-resistant, making it a perfect workout companion for those looking for an easy way to monitor their heart rates.
Designed with an 8.6mm speaker driver and passive noise isolation, the ACTV200BT delivers acoustically accurate and balanced sound that boasts a long playtime of up to 14 hours. The ACTV200BT also supports Bluetooth 5.0 and fast charging for up to 2 hours of playback time after only 15 minutes of charge time. The ACTV200BT comes in two colors, Copper Dust and Copper Ash, and will be available in Europe and the U.S. starting in Q1 2020 at €79.99/$79.99.
MOVETIME Kids Watch MT43K: A companion for children that lets families stay connected
The new MOVETIME Kids Watch MT43K is perfect for parents looking for a device that will keep them connected with their children. Not only is the watch fun and easy to use for kids, parents can also monitor their children’s location, receive instant notifications when their children exit a preset safe zone or push the SOS button, and establish immediate contact with its hands-free 4G two-way calling and voice messaging.
The watch also acts as a daily activity tracker that counts steps, calories burned and distance walked, allowing parents to encourage their child to live an active lifestyle. Moreover, parents can also track their children’s location history and easily navigate to their child with third party maps. Parents will also have peace of mind as the watch is Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant, giving its users full data and privacy protection.
Children will also have the added benefit of engaging with their friends through Bluetooth, where they can add their friends and interact with them. Parents will still have control with School Mode, a feature that allows parents to dictate when kids can use their watches during class time.
The MOVETIME watch comes with a 1.4-inch AMOLED touch display that is water and dust resistant, as well as a voice-activated assistant to call contacts or open applications. The watch comes with a long-lasting battery that has a standby time of up to four days or usage time of up to two days.
The watch will come with multiple colorful hypoallergenic replaceable bands, and will be available in North America and Europe later this year with prices set at $179.