TCL Mobile is on a roll.
Today it launched the TCL 20 R 5G, its third 5G device in Australia and sixth device overall in just four months.
We went through the specs with TCL yesterday and I must say, it’s a powerful piece of hardware for the price.
It will retail for for A$349 through Harvey Norman, Officeworks & Mobileciti.
But if you get it on a plan with Vodafone, you’ll pay just A$299.
Great deal but I’d be buying the TCL 20 R 5G outright and keeping my options open.
The features that stand out for me are:
5G | 4500mAh battery | 7nm MediaTek Dimensity700 Chipset | 90Hz refresh rate display | with 180Hz touch sampling rate | expandable memory up to 1TB | NFC | Killer TCL screen | 3 rear cameras
That’s pretty good for less than $350 outright.
“The 20 R 5G will enable many more people to experience 5G for the first time. However, it goes much further than price alone, as we have been able to deliver some very exciting features that we believe make the 20 R 5G best-in-class. When added to our broader range, it demonstrates our leadership in 5G smartphones across affordability, accessibility, quality and performance,” says Joseph Corrente, Channel Manager for TCL Communication Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands.
“From fast 5G to contactless transactions with NFC and Google Pay, this handset is ready for when Australia opens up again. It has a beautiful display and a refresh rate that makes it great for mobile gaming, seamlessly fitting into people’s lives and reinforcing our mission to make important technologies accessible to more people than ever.”
Finish: 2.5D front glass, 2.5D PMMA/PC back, Matte
Colours available: Gray & Blue
Side keys: 2 (1 for power, 1 for volume)
6.52-inch V-notch display
HD+ (720X1600 resolution)
Screen-to-body ratio: 90%1
20:9 display ratio
1200:1 (Typ.) contrast ratio
268PPI, NTSC 70% ±5%, 500 nits brightness (peak)
4GB RAM + 64 GB ROM
Supports micro SDCard up to 1TB
*Actual internal storage available may vary depending on pre-installed software.
Battery: 4500mAh (typical)
Type-C USB 2.0
Charging time: 3.5H
DOU Value: ≥18 hours
13MP main camera:
13MP: AF, sensor size 1.12μm, pixel size 1/3”, aperture F2.2, field of view 76.7°, 4P lens
2MP macro camera:
FF, sensor size 1.75μm, pixel size 1/5”, aperture F2.4, field of view 85°, 3P lens
2MP depth camera:
FF, sensor size 1.75μm, pixel size 1/5”, aperture F2.4, field of view 88.8°, 3P lens
Video capture: 1080p@30fps
Video playback: 1080p@30fps
LED flash, HDR
8MP front camera:
8MP: FF, sensor size 1/4’’, pixel size 1.12μm, aperture F2.0, field of view 80.6°, 4P lens
Video capture: 1080P @30FPS
Video playback: 1080P @30FPS
LCD flash, face unlock
Audio playback format: WAV, MP3, AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, Vorbis, APE, FLAC, ADPCM
Supported headsets: LRGM.
2G Bands: GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G Bands: UMTS B1/2/4/5/8
4G Bands: B1/3/5/7/8/20/26/28/32/38/40/41
5G Bands: n1/n3/n5/n7/n8/n28/n40/n78
2G data: GPRS/EDGE
3G data: HSPA+ (42Mbps DL, 11.5Mbps UL)
4G data: UE CAT13 DL:390Mbps, CAT7 UL: 100Mbps
5G data: DL:2.7Gbps
4G Mobile Hotspot, VoLTE, VoWiFi
Bluetooth 5.2, Type-C USB 2.0, NFC
Dual SIM model available for outright-only purchase: 1 4FF Nano + 1 4FF Nano or 1 TF Card
Single SIM model available at Vodafone: 1 4FF Nano SIM + 1 TF Card
OS: TCL UI, Android™11
Chipset: MTK MT6833
CPU: 2x A76 2.2GHz, 6x A55 2.0GHz
GPU: ARM G57 MC2
Location: GPS, A-GPS, BeiDou, Galileo, Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS)
Other sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, light, e-compass
Authentication: Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor(back)
Other features: torch light
Inbox accessories: 5V2A Charger, Type-C Cable, Quick guide, SIM card pin, PSI, TPU case (Default No for EU, yes for BDSC), PET screen protector film(Default No for EU, yes for BDSC), WH15+ (Default No for EU, yes for BDSC)
Optional accessories: WH15+, TPU case