CES 2020: TCL announces smartphone line-up for up to $ 500 - TCL 10L, 10 Pro and 10 5G

One of the perhaps most unexpected announcements at CES 2020 was the announcement of TCL in the ranks of smartphone manufacturers under its own brand.

We didn’t start with any nonsense; for the basic level of devices, TCL has the Alcatel brand. We started with devices with topical characteristics.

Ready-to-market solutions withTCL has not yet introduced a folding screen, but the company has found a prototype of such a device. True, he has only one screen, and even that one is not available in the transport position, so there’s another question, whether the device should be called a smartphone, or it looks more like a compactable tablet.

TCL Foldable, photo by Engadget

There are no specifications yet, rather it is an exhibition demonstration of the most flexible screen, since it is produced by TCL.

Three other devices featured by the company, tothe market is much closer. It is estimated that they will go on sale in North America in the second quarter of this year. If so, then the company will have to hurry up, because at the moment smartphones are obviously not completely finalized yet - even the characteristics are not fully disclosed.


The youngest model, the TCL 10L, received a 4-camera photomodule on the rear panel with a leading 48-megapixel camera. Also included is a camera for shooting macro.


The focal length range mentioned in the presentation of the model 13-26 mm, apparently, should be considered as an indication of the presence of wide-angle cameras in the network. Nothing more is known about them.

TCL 10 5G

TCL 10 5G should be one of the fewwhile devices with support for 5G, priced at less than $ 500. It will be based on the chipset from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 700 family, it is assumed that such will be the Snapdragon 765G.

TCL 10 5G

Four cameras in the main photomodulepieces, one of them is 64 megapixel. The main aperture is f / 1.8, the range of focal lengths is 13-26 mm (which means that there is a wide-angle here), there is also a module for macro photography. The fingerprint scanner in the screen is not built-in, apparently, this suggests that it is not AMOLED.

TCL 10 Pro

TCL 10 Pro, it seems, from TCL 10 5G will not differ much. The fingerprint scanner moved under the screen, so this is AMOLED.

TCL 10 Pro

There are as many cameras, but obviously not the same as the TCL10 5G. The main one is 64 megapixel. To this we can add information about the presence of a macro camera and the difference in focal lengths of 12-27 mm, obviously provided by different cameras.

With this, the company's willingness to share information about new products is exhausted.

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Tatyana Kobelskaya