Last year, TCL announced the 10-series, which will be launched in 2020. While TCL has been making phones for a while, these were the first TCL branded smartphones to hit the market.
This year we see the TCL 20 series with the TCL 20 Pro 5G, 20L Plus and 20L. Check out our first impressions of an early TCL 20 Pro 5G. These three new phones offer improvements over the 10 series, thanks in large part to customer feedback and advances in mobile technology.
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As a major display manufacturer, TCL naturally focuses on the visual experience with its NXTVISION display optimization technology that is a key feature of these three new phones. Reducing eye strain and blue light to protect your eyes is also important for TCL.
TCL 20 Pro 5G
The flagship of the new 20 series is the TCL 20 Pro 5G. This new phone features a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with NXTVISION 2.0 Intelligent Display technology from Pixelworks. Color accuracy and visual improvements of the AI are at the center of the display.
The TCL 20 Pro 5G is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G with 5G modem and has enough 6 GB of RAM with 256 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot that supports up to 1 TB of cards. A rear quad camera system (OIS and Ultra-Wide included) has everything you need to take pictures and video with a 32-megapixel front camera. The 4500 mAh battery can also be charged wirelessly – a first for TCL phones.
The TCL 20 Pro 5G will be available tomorrow in the UK, Italy and Portugal for € 549 in navy blue and moondust gray. Pricing and availability for the US and other markets will be announced in the future and will be released shortly in those countries.
TCL 20L Plus
The TCL 20L Plus is the first phone with TÜV Rheinland-certified circular polarization display technology. With this technology, you can see your display perfectly in natural colors while wearing sunglasses on a hot summer day. With many cell phones, I have to take off my polarized sunglasses to see the display in different orientations.
Another 6.67-inch display is present here with the same amount of RAM and storage. A 5,000 mAh battery should help keep you running for a few days. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 powers the phone with a quad camera system on the back. The TCL 20L Plus is similar to the 20 Pro 5G in terms of design, with internal differences making it stand out.
The TCL 20 Plus will also be available in some countries for 269 euros from tomorrow. In North America, this model is launched under the name TCL 20S, but it is essentially the same phone.
The TCL 20L also has a 6.67-inch display with Circular Polarization Display technology. Again, a very similar design to the TCL 20 series is provided with internal differences that make things stand out.
We find 4GB and 6GB of RAM options with 128GB of internal storage. A 5,000 mAh battery and Snapdragon 662 are equipped with another rear quad camera system.
It will be available in Luna Blue and Ellipse Black for € 229.