TCL teases an affordable 5G phone at the MWC, there's a 5G tablet in the works too

Peter, 25 June 2021

Last year TCL unveiled the TCL 10 5G, a €400 5G phone. Earlier this year the company unveiled the TCL 20 5G, a €300 5G phone. Now the company is going around the MWC dropping hints of new 5G models coming in September, one of which will bring the minimum price even lower.

Stefan Streit, the GM of Global Marketing at TCL Communication, kept the price a secret, but €200 seems to be the target. Given the proliferation of mid-range 5G chipsets, this price target should be easy enough to achieve.

About the phone Streit only mentions a NXTVISION display with a high refresh rate. The company didn’t keep the phone completely under wraps, however, and offered a 30-second sneak peek at the design.

That clip reveals a few tidbits. For example, the triple camera on the back will have a macro lens. There’s also a rear-mounted fingerprint reader as well as a 3.5 mm headphone jack on top. Here are a few screen grabs from the video:

Glimpses of the upcoming affordable 5G phone from TCL Glimpses of the upcoming affordable 5G phone from TCL Glimpses of the upcoming affordable 5G phone from TCL Glimpses of the upcoming affordable 5G phone from TCL Glimpses of the upcoming affordable 5G phone from TCL
Glimpses of the upcoming affordable 5G phone from TCL

By the sound of it, the phone will belong in the 20-series instead of, say, the 21-series. And with “5GT” being emphasized at the start of the video, let’s call this phone the TCL 20 5GT until we hear a better name.

It’s not just the phone either, the company will also reveal an affordable 5G tablet, though that’s all the info there is about it for now.

Source | Via 1 (in Portuguese) | Via 2


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  • Anonymous

tcls rep is steadily rising, hope they stock the SEA market too

  • Anonymous

Any1 knows a 5G device with a clip on non sealed back? I really have no need for water resistance but just want an easy removable back.

  • Anonymous

200 euros? Sign me up lol! Hopefully it comes with the Dimensity 700.

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