TCL Intros New Lineup of Phones, Including Funky Fold ‘n Roll Prototype

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TCL introduced its new lineup of smartphones this morning, consisting of the TCL 20 Pro 5G, TCL 20S, TCL 20L+, and TCL 20L. Here in the US, we’ll get the TCL 20S instead of the 20L+, and it’s currently unclear if TCL intends to launch the 20L here. The company also teased a real funky (in a good way) looking foldable, but details on that device remain a mystery.

The king of TCL’s new lineup is the 20 Pro 5G, featuring a 6.67″ curved AMOLED display (limited to 60Hz), Snapdragon 750G, 6GB RAM, 256GB storage, microSD support, 4,500mAh battery (18W wired charging + 15W wireless), four rear cameras highlighted by a 48-megapixel Sony IMX582, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Android 11. While those aren’t exactly specs we’d label as Pro when compared to phones like the OnePlus 9 Pro, TCL isn’t trying to deliver a flagship killer device. Instead, the 20 Pro 5G will likely be priced very competitively in the US, offering 5G connectivity and a sleek design.

If you’re needing to come in a little lower, there’s the TCL 20S, which is a slightly reworked TCL 20L+. This is a good time to tell TCL we don’t appreciate their names. They’re very confusing. Anyway, the 20S should feature many of the same specs that the 20L+ has, but TCL hasn’t exactly confirmed what it will have. The 20L+ has a 6.67″ FHD+ display, 6GB RAM, 64-megapixel main camera, and 5,000mAh battery.

TCL also took the time to showcase a foldable prototype, with a separate foldable device said to be coming later this year. TCL is labeling this prototype as the Fold ‘n Roll. You can view a promo video for it below. It looks cool.

We’ll let you know pricing and availability is solidified, but expect the 20 Pro 5G to come in around $500.

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