12 January 2021
TCL has announced a wide range of products as part of its IFA 2020 lineup. These include two Android tablets, a new smartwatch, truly wireless earbuds, and new display technology. These are TCL 10 TabMax, TCL 10 TabMid, TCL Move Time FamilyWatch, TCL Move Audio S200, and Nxtpaper respectively. Let's have a look at them one at a time.
The TCL 10 TabMax is an Android tablet meant to help users "get things done". It sports a 10.36-inch Full HD+ (2100 x 1200 pixels) display with NXTVISION technology. It is said to offer "intelligent eye protection with no flicker, no harmful blue light, and better brightness and tonality when in daylight or low light conditions". The tablet even raises an alarm when the user is less than 25cm distance of the display.
Under the hood, it has the MediaTek Helio P22T processor with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The tablet has been released in a single configuration: 4GB RAM with 64GB onboard storage. There is a 13-megapixel camera on the back and an 8-megapixel camera on the front. The whole package is powered by an 8,000mAh battery and it will run Android 10 out of the box.
The tablet has a Kids Mode for parents so that they can create a kid-friendly UI and have access to parental controls. The TCL 10 TabMax has been priced at EUR 299 for the WiFi-only model and at EUR 249 for the 4G LTE model. It is said to go on sale sometime during Q4 2020.
As the name suggests, the TCL 10 TabMid is an Android tablet with mid-range specifications. It sports an 8-inch Full HD (1920 x 1200 pixels) IPS display with NXTVISION display tech. It has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage. This is the only configuration option that you will get with the model.
The camera sensors on the tablet are 8-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front. The battery capacity is 5,000mAh which should last for about a day on a single charge. The good thing is that it will ship with Android 10 and offers 4G LTE connectivity. The pricing of the TCL 10 TabMid is set at EUR 229 with availability set for Q4 2020.
The TCL Move Time FamilyWatch is a smartwatch aimed at senior citizens to help keep them connected and safe. The watch comes with a bunch of helpful features like automatic fall detection, heart rate monitoring, and hands-free two-way calling. Whenever the watch will detect a fall, it will send an automatic alert with the current location to all emergency contacts within 60 seconds. This alert can also be dismissed by the user if it gets triggered by mistake.
The watch supports sending voice messages, text messages, emojis, and photos to stay connected with others. It further provides a usual set of features like sleep tracking, activity tracking, and calory intake tracking. It sports a 41 x 48.5mm AMOLED display with touchscreen input. The UI has a bigger text size, icons, and graphics specifically tweaked for senior citizens. It is also IP67 certified for dust and water resistance. The watch has been priced at EUR 229 and will go on sale this fall.
If you are in the market for affordable truly wireless earphones (TWS), TCL's Move Audio S200 could be the right choice. These earbuds come with ENC-powered noise reduction so that you don't have to listen to the background noise. There are four built-in microphones and are supported by Bluetooth 5.0 with a dual-Bluetooth transmission. This is said to be helpful in delivering reduced latency for playing games and watching videos.
The earbuds are IP54 rated for dust, water, and sweat resistance so that you can wear them even during workout sessions. These are claimed to last for up to 3.5 hours on a single charge and for about 23 hours when used with the charging case. The TCL Move Audio S200 will cost you EUR 99 with sales beginning by the end of this month.
TCL has teased its Nxtpaper display technology which it says is a product of "two years of product research and design as well as 11 patents for eye protection". The tech is said to deliver to a paper-like visual experience without compromising on colors. There will neither be harmful Blue light emission nor flickers.
The display panel is claimed to have a 25% higher contrast than an e-ink panel. It will further result in the device being 36% thinner and 65% more power-efficient than what it usually is with the usage of a typical LCD panel. The Nxtpaper is said to be developed specifically for larger display devices like tablets. It did not say anything about when we can expect to see the panel in commercial devices.