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The TCL 10 series: new sub-US$500 smartphones, 5G variant included

The new TCL 10 Pro. (Source: TCL)
The new TCL 10 Pro. (Source: TCL)
TCL has launched its latest line of smartphones, which are all placed at recommended prices of US$449 or less. Its flagship is the quad-camera, Snapdragon 675-powered 10 Pro, although there is also a 10 5G, which has a Snapdragon 765G SoC. This series is rounded out by the lower-end 10L.

TCL Communications has announced its latest round of phones. They are all made using displays made by the OEM itself. They incorporate in-house tech such as NXTVISION, intended to optimize quality in image and video representation. The 10 Pro has a 6.47-inch FHD+ curved AMOLED screen with an in-display fingerprint sensor, whereas the 10 5G and 10L have 6.53-inch FHD+ waterdrop-notched panels.

The TCL 10 Pro also supports HDR10 and has Samsung Galaxy Note-like features that leverage the long sides of its screen. It has a mid-range Snapdragon 675 SoC, whereas the 10 5G has a newer 765G processor that support its next-gen USP. The 10L, on the other hand, has a Snapdragon 665 chipset. All of these new devices have 6GB of RAM.

All 3 phones have quad rear cameras, although only the 10 Pro and 10 5G have 64MP main shooters. The 10 Pro also gets a 123-degree super wide-angle sensor, whereas the 5G's ultra wide-angle lens has a 118-degree field of view. The 10 series also feature "sleek" designs, also TCL does not specify all rear-panel materials per variant.

The 10 Pro is priced at US$449 (€449, GBP£399 or AUD$899), whereas the 10L will cost $249 (€249 EUR, £199 or AUD$499) and will be released in the US, Europe, the UK and Australia in the second quarter of 2020. The 10 5G, on the other hand, will be €399 (£399, or ~$431) and will be available in to-be-determined markets later in the same year.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-04- 6 (Update: 2020-04- 6)