TCL PLEX: First Smartphone From TCL, Coming Soon in Nepal
The smartphone market is growing rapidly and every electronic company is trying to invest in the smartphone business. The new brand is coming and older smartphone brands are making come back. Recently, we have seen HTC make comeback with HTC Wildfire X, UMIDIGI with UMIDIGI X. TCL is a popular brand, known for its TVs and other electronic products. And this TCL is coming up with its new smartphone in the market. TCL PLEX is the smartphone that TCL had shown during IFA 2019 and receive a positive response from the visitors. In the European market, TCL Plex is launched at a price of 329 euros(~ Rs.42,000 Nepali Price). This TCL PLex will soon launch in Nepal, probably soon after Dashain.
TCL PLEX Overview
Yes, TCL had already collab with Alcatel and Blackberry for the smartphones but they didn't make a mark as expected. So, this TCL Plex is the solo output smartphone from TCL. To start this journey they didn't choose the flagship segment as they need to test themselves in the market and make some branding first in the smartphone market. So, TCL chooses the mid-range segment for their first solo smartphone.
TCL Plex comes in 6.53” Full HD+ display with the resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. It expands the display to the maximum with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and has a pixel density of 395 PPI. It has a punch-hole display which the company termed as Dotch Display. It's OK, we have nothing to do with the names. To make the display more bright, clear and sharp, TCL embeds a dedicated processor named NXTVISION which helps to convert the display from SDR to HDR. This is something special from TCL and we’re sure you will love to see them.
Talking about the design, it offers nothing new from other mid-range devices available in the market. The Punch-hole in the front with minimum bezels and triple rear camera in the back in horizontal arrangement with fingerprint sensor and TCL branding beneath them will summarize the design of this phone. It has Dual-Sided Glossy Glass finish with Holographic film in Black.
TCL Plex is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset which can be found in most of the mid-range devices. The octa-core processor has the configuration of Kyr 460 2 x Gold 2.0GHz + 6 Silver 1.7GHz Cores. This SoC is paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. This storage can be expandable up to 256 GB via Micro SDCard.
Moving on to Camera, TCL Plex offers Triple Rear Camera on the back with dual flashes on both sides of those triple cameras which are arranged in a horizontal line. The main sensor is 48MP Sony IMX586 Sensor which is also available in Mi A3. The other camera sensors include a 16MP wide-angle sensor with 123-degree FOV and 2MP Depth Sensor. This camera combination is able to shot the video in 4K videpo@30FPS and super slo-mo video 720P@960FPS. Furthermore, it offers features like Depth Bokeh, Super Night Mode, Scene Detection, Anti-Blur, Anti-Shaking and many more.
On the front, it has a 24MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture. This front-facing camera can shot the video at 1080P@120FPS. It is also capable of Face Unlock and offers features like Bokeh, Faces Beautification and Photo Filters.
Battery & OS
TCL Plex houses 3820mAh of battery with the support of Quick Charge 3.0. According to the company claims, this device can survive Talktime of 12hours(2G), 25hours(3G), 16.5hours(4G). Also, it can get full charge within 1 hour and 45 minutes.
For the software, it's running on Android 9.0 Pie and uses TCL UI as skin. TCL UI is a bit new and we are excited how it offers User Interface and justify User Experience. With this OS, TCL is planning to offer a well-balanced ecosystem with TCL TVs and other electronics.
TCL PLEX Specifications
- Display: 6.53” Full HD+ display, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
- CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
- RAM: 6 GB
- ROM: 128 GB
- Rear Camera: 48MP Sony IMX586 Sensor, 16MP wide-angle sensor (123-degree FOV), 2MP Depth Sensor
- Front Camera: a 24MP selfie shooter, Face Unlock, Bokeh, Faces Beautification, Photo Filters
- Battery: 3820mAh, Quick Charge 3.0
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie with TCL UI
- Colors: Opal White, Obsidian Black
- Sensors: Accelerometer & gyro sensor, A-GPS, e-compass, GPS, proximity sensor, RGB light sensors
- Price in Nepal: ~Rs.45,000(Expected for 6/128GB Variant)
Price and Availability
Rumors are all around in the market that this TCL Plex is arriving in Nepal somewhere between Dashain and Tihar. Comparing with the international pricing, this TCL Plex could cost around ~Rs. 45,000 in Nepal. With this price of TCL Plex in Nepal, it would be hard to survive in the competitive market and beat the devices like Redmi K20 Pro, Oppo F11 Pro, Samsung Galaxy A70 and other devices under Rs.50,000 in Nepal.
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