The TCL 10 5G and TCL 10L are likely coming to T-Mobile as the REVVL 5G and REVVL 4+
The TCL 10L and 10 Pro are great mid-range smartphones if you live in the U.S. because they’re available at affordable prices while delivering decent hardware and software experiences. Both phones are currently available directly from TCL in the but the TCL 10L may soon launch on T-Mobile under the REVVL branding. In addition, the upcoming TCL 10 5G may also launch on T-Mobile as a new REVVL device.
T-Mobile REVVL is a smartphone brand consisting of white-label devices from OEMs like Motorola and TCL. The REVVL brand started in 2017 with the first REVVL and REVVL Plus which were made by TCL. The second-generation REVVL 2 and REVVL 2 Plus were also made by TCL while the third-generation REVVLRY and REVVLRY+ were rebrands of Motorola’s Moto G7 Play and Moto G7 Plus respectively. Now, it seems that the fourth-generation T-Mobile REVVL devices will be made by TCL once again.
T-Mobile REVVL 4+
As first spotted by PhoneScoop, the Bluetooth SIG filing for the TCL 10L was recently updated to list the “REVVL 4+” with model number 5062Z/5062W. There’s also an FCC filing for model names 5062W and 5062Z which confirms the phone has the same ~4000mAh battery found in the TCL 10L. A separate document confirms that the phone supports the following frequencies:
- GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
- WCDMA Band: 1/2/4/5
- LTE Band: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/20/25/26/28/38/39/40/41/66/71
The phone also supports 2.4GHz Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and 5GHz Wi-Fi 802.11a/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, FM, and NFC. Lastly, the filing says that “LTE band 40 is not available in the US market and Canada market” which suggests the phone will be available in the US and Canada, although in Canada it will likely retain the TCL 10L name. Both the TCL 5062Z and 5062W have also been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance, but the filings don’t reveal much.
The TCL 10L
T-Mobile REVVL 5G
More interesting is the filing for the T-Mobile REVVL 5G. A new device was just added to the list of Google Play certified devices. The device has the name “REVVL 5G” with code-name “seattle_5G” and model name “T970W.” It’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, 6GB of RAM, has an FHD+ display at 2340×1080 resolution, and runs Android 10. According to the Bluetooth SIG, T790Y is the model name for the TCL 10 5G. The Bluetooth SIG filing also says the design name of T970W is “Seattle GL.” Thus, it’s likely that the REVVL 5G is just a rebranded version of the TCL 10 5G for T-Mobile.
The TCL 10 5G
With these new devices going through all the required regulatory steps before launching, it’s possible they’ll launch pretty soon, but as usual, we don’t have a definitive date quite yet.
The T-Mobile REVVL 5G with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G could be great competition for the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G especially if T-Mobile can keep the sub-$500 price tag of the TCL 10 5G. The T-Mobile REVVL 4+, on the other hand, will make for a decent all-around affordable mid-ranger if T-Mobile can keep the $250 price tag. Both devices have a lot going for them in terms of hardware, but let’s just hope that T-Mobile can keep up with the updates. TCL, for their part, have committed to one major Android OS update and 2 years of security updates.
TCL 10L and TCL 10 5G: Specifications
|Specifications||TCL 10L||TCL 10 5G|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 665:|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G:|
|RAM & Storage|
Micro SD card, up to 256GB
Micro SD card, up to 1TB
|Battery & Charging|
|Front Cameras||16MP S5K3P9SP04, f/2.2, Single Hole Punch||16MP, f/2.2, Single Hole Punch|
|Android Version||TCL UI based on Android 10||TCL UI based on Android 10|
|Q2 2020:||Select Regions at €399/£399|
Featured image: the TCL 10L