12 January 2021
TCL announced three phones TCL 10 5G, TCL 10L, and TCL 10 Pro under its own brand back in April. But TCL made available only two of them in the US and there was no status on the TCL 10 5G. But looks like, this now has changed, though a few things about the phone appear to have changed as well.
TCL on Tuesday announced that the TCL 10 5G UW will be sold through Verizon in the US, starting October 29 for $399. It is called the TCL 10 5G UW and it is not exactly the same device that the company announced this year. The new one has three cameras on the back with the main shooter being downgraded to 48MP from 64MP.
Verizon claims the TCL 10 5G UW will offer 25x faster download speeds than regular 4G LTE networks and the coverage spans to more than 200 million customers in over 1,800 cities.
Also, the main differences between the first TCL 10 5G and this one are that Verizon has enabled the latter for Ultra-Wideband networks with mmWave support. Otherwise, the phone with the new name has the same set of specifications, from 6.53-inch LCD with Full HD+ resolution, 4,500mAh battery, to the fingerprint scanner on the back. The battery supports Qualcomm’s 18W Quick Charge 3.0, which means it can charge up to 50% charge in just 35 minutes.
The triple cameras setup includes 48MP primary shooter followed by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle snapper, a 5MP macro shooter. The TCL 10 5G that the company previously announced had one more 2MP depth sensor as well. The dual-LED flashes are placed on the front and end of the camera setup. The front camera is 16MP with fixed focus, hidden behind a punch-hole in the upper left corner.
The TCL 10 5G UW runs on TCL UI based on Android 10 and TCL is promising to deliver an update to Android 11 as well as 2 years of security patch updates. One feature that is missing on the Verizon model compared to the European model is the Smart Key, which is a dedicated button to summon Google Assistant.
The price of the TCL 10 5G UW is $399.99 and trade-ins are also available on Verizon’s website.