TCL has announced its 2021 lineup, predictably called TCL 20. It will consist of no less than five different smartphones, with the first two being TCL 20 5G and TCL 20 SE, and coming to the stores this very month. The rest of the family includes TCL 20 Pro 5G, TCL 20L, and TCL 20S, which should be detailed later on and released by the summer.
The TCL 20 5G phone is the most affordable 5G handset by TCL and comes with a Snapdragon 690 chipset, coupled with 6GB RAM. On the front, we have a 6.67” LCD Dotch Display, which is how TCL branded its panel with a punch hole for the 8MP selfie camera.
The resolution is Full HD+, with a tall 20:9 ratio, and according to press materials, it has a 91% screen-to-body ratio. Since the fingerprint can’t make it under the panel, TCL has put it on the right side, under the power key.
The setup on the back is aligned vertically and features a 48MP main camera, an 8MP ultrawide-angle shooter with 118-degree FoV, and a 2MP macro shooter.
Other highlights of the TCL 20 5G include a 4,500 mAh battery with 18W fast charging over Qualcomm’s QC 4+ standard. In addition to 5G with downlink speeds of up to 2.7 Gbps, you also get Bluetooth 5.1 and NFC.
Available in Black or Blue, the TCL 20 5G is already selling in Italy for €299 and should arrive in other countries by the end of the month.
The TCL 20 SE claims to be a great phone for entertainment, thanks to its big 6.82” LCD, although it only offers HD+ resolution. There's a small waterdrop notch on the top with an 8MP selfie camera tucked inside.
Under the hood we have a Snapdragon 460 chipset, 4/64 GB memory, plus a microSD slot for up to 256GB more. The setup on the back includes a 16MP main and 5MP ultrawide-angle cameras as well as a couple of 2MP auxiliary units.
The TCL 20 SE gets an ample 5,000mAh power cell, supporting up to 18W fast charging, although you only get a 10W adapter in the box. It comes with Android 11 offers FM Radio, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, and NFC.
The TCL 20 SE will be sold in Black or Green at the price of €149 and will start appearing at markets before the end of January.