At present, TCL produces smartphones underneath two main manufacturers. For the Alcatel model, the corporate produces each entry-level and mainstream cellphones, whereas underneath the BlackBerry model, it manufactures devoted smartphones for many who require superior safety and / or a QWERTY keyboard. This product segmentation signifies that TCL isn’t at present engaged available in the market for "basic" high-end smartphones. Nevertheless, it will change later this yr as TCL launches the Alcatel 7 Collection and its first 5G handset.
TCL demonstrated a mannequin of the Alcatel 7 5G smartphone on the Cellular World Congress final week. The handset makes use of TCL's 6.39-inch (or 6.5-inch) LCD show with a decision of 2340 x 1080, a brightness of 600 nits, a distinction ratio of 1500: 1 and a hole-punch Selfie digital camera, which had offered the corporate beforehand the truthful. Sadly, TCL doesn’t announce the SoC + modem platform designed for the smartphone (though the checklist of 5G modems out there on the open market is at present at present restricted ), it says they paired with 6GB will probably be RAM and 64 GB NAND reminiscence.
The imaging capabilities of the Alcatel 7 5G handset embody a three-module (48 MP + 16 MP + 5 MP) rear digital camera array with a two-color LED flash and a 24 MP entrance digital camera. Each cameras are anticipated to assist the Four-in-1 expertise for giant pixels of the TCL and naturally some AI-based options.
In the case of the general design of the Alcatel 7 smartphone, it’ll function a steel body, a 2.5D entrance glass, and a 3D glass gradient cowl on the again. Because the telephone relies on an LCD show, it can’t be used with an in-screen fingerprint scanner, so the scanner is situated on the again of the handset.
Because the Alcatel 7 is provided with 6.39 "(and even 6.5") screens, it’s fairly giant general. However final however not least, TCL makes use of this area nicely, and the telephone is provided with a 4000 mAh battery with above-average capability – although it is going to be attention-grabbing to see what the 5G modem does for the whole battery life. So far as the phablet-sized telephone is anxious, because the again of the telephone is rounded, it doesn’t really feel fats regardless of the dimensions and is kind of snug within the hand.
TCL intends to start transport the Alcatel 7 5G telephone later this yr. With TCL's largest marketplace for Alcatel telephones in Europe, it is smart for the corporate to attend till 5G networks are deployed within the area and commercialize the product. In the meantime, the corporate may be very tight on pricing for Alcatel 7, however because the telephone is focused at a phase that’s not at present utilized by the model, it’ll after all price greater than Alcatel telephones.