TCL will be returning at Mobile World Congress this year with a slew of new low-cost devices to show off. Among other things, the business has released NXTPAPER 2.0, a new version of its colour paper-like screen technology.
TCL claims that NXTPAPER 2.0 has 150 per cent greater brightness with up to 500 nits than the previous generation, making it simpler to use outside throughout the day (the anti-glare tech should help too). The business claims that the technology outperforms TÜV-certified levels of blue light reduction owing to hardware-level filtering. According to TCL, the technology may assist protect your eyes while keeping colour fidelity and reducing screen yellowing. The colour temperature of the screen will adapt automatically depending on the time and surroundings.
NXTPAPER 2.0 will soon be available on a new tablet. The NXTPAPER 11 boasts an 11-inch 2K display, and TCL claims that AI Visual Boost makes colours “bolder and more realistic.” The Android 13 tablet is powered by an octa-core CPU. It boasts front and back 8MP cameras, four speakers, twin microphones, and an 8,000mAh battery. The tablet, which weighs little more than a pound (462g), is priced at $249 and will first be available in Europe in May.
The TCL TAB 11, another 11-inch tablet with a 2K NXTVISION display, is also new. It else has the same specifications as the NXTPAPER 11. The TAB 11 will be available in May, with a starting price of $179. LTE versions start at $209.
TCL offers a few new phone models for the US market, including the 40 XE 5G, 40 X 5G, and 40 XL with 4G connection. According to the business, the $169 40 XE 5G is the lowest-cost 5G TCL phone to date. It boasts a 6.56-inch HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling. A 13MP primary camera and 2MP depth and macro sensors are included in the back camera array. There is an 8MP lens on the front. The phone boasts a quad-core 2.2GHz CPU and 4GB of Memory. There is only 64GB of storage, however, it can be expanded to 1TB through microSD.
The 40 XE 5G, like the 40 X 5G, will be released in June, with identical features but a more sophisticated 50MP primary camera. The price of this model begins at $199. Meanwhile, the 4G-only 40 XL sports a 6.75″ HD+ display, twin speakers, and a 50MP primary camera. There’s an octa-core CPU and 128GB of storage as standard. An Android 13 phone will be available in May for $149.
Together with phones and tablets, TCL offers a unique pair of earbuds. The MOVEAUDIO Neo earbuds boast 25dB of bass-boosted sound, four EQ options, dual-mic call noise cancellation, and active noise cancellation, according to the company. These are currently available for $50.