CES 2021 | TCL 20 SE launched with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 chipset, four rear cameras, 5,000mAh battery, and more
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While TCL's rollable display may have been the star of CES 2021, the company has also launched several affordable products, such as the TCL 20 5G smartphone. There is an even more scaled-down version of the device available for €149 (US$181). It is called the TCL 20 SE, and it will be available for sale in late January 2021.
The TCL 20 SE comes with an entry-level Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 chipset. A Snapdragon 480 would be ideal, as it is objectively better than the Snapdragon 460 and comes with 5G functionality out of the box. There is only one model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, which can be expanded to 256GB via a micro SD card.
Although the TCL 20 SE comes with a fairly run-of-the-mill 6.8-inch IPS LCD HD+ (720 x 1640) display, TCL has added some noteworthy features that are rarely found in affordable smartphones. Its proprietary NXTVISION SDR-to-HDR conversion technology can allegedly perk up the viewing experience by 'enhancing' colours, contrast and clarity. This is not to be confused with SD-to-HD scaling technology, which requires a dedicated MEMC chip.
Other TCL 20 SE specifications include a quad-camera array with a 16MP sensor at the helm. It is assisted by a 5MP wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens and 2MP depth sensor. The 8MP selfie camera is located at a waterdrop-style notch on the screen. However, the TCL 20 SE get a beefier 5,000mAh battery that supports fast charging at 18W, but the charger included out of the box is rated at 10W. TCL has thrown in a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a dedicated Google Assistant button too.