TCL brings the TCL 20 Pro 5G, TCL 20S and TCL 20 SE to the US

TCL brings the TCL 20 Pro 5G, TCL 20S and TCL 20 SE to the US

TCL today announced a trio of smartphones — TCL 20 Pro 5G, TCL 20S, and TCL 20 SE — for the US market. TCL first showed off these phones at CES 2021 and subsequently launched them in the UK and European markets a few months later. Now the company is finally bringing them to the US shores.

TCL 20 series: Specifications

Specifications TCL 20 Pro 5G TCL 20S TCL 20 SE
Dimensions and Weight
  • 164.2 x 73.8 x 9.07mm
  • 190g
  • 166.2 x 76.9 x 9.1 mm
  • 199g
  • 172.08 x 77.14 x 9.1mm
  • 206
  • 6.67-inch curved AMOLED
  • Full HD+ (2400 x 1080) resolution
  • 60Hz refresh rate
  • 700nits peak brightness
  • 100% DCI-P3
  • PixelWorks i6 processor
  • 60Hz refresh rate
  • 6.67-inch AMOLED
  • Full HD+
  • 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Hole-punch display
  • 60Hz refresh rate
  • 6.82″ HD+ LCD
  • 20.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Waterdrop notch
  • 60Hz refresh rate
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G
    • 2x ARM Cortex-A77 @ 2.2GHz
    • 6x ARM Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz
  • Adreno 619 GPU
  • 8nm process
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 665:
    • 4 x performance 4 x efficiency Kryo 260 CPU cores (Up to 2.0GHz)
    • 11nm
  • Adreno 610 GPU
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
    • 4x Kryo 240 based on Cortex-A73 @ 1.6GHz
    • 4x Kryo 240 based on Cortex-A53 @ 1.8GHz
  • Adreno 610
RAM and Storage
  • 6GB RAM
  • 256GB storage
  • MicroSD card support
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB flash storage
  • MicroSD card support
  • 4GB
  • 128GB flash storage UFS 2.1
Rear Camera
  • Primary: 48MP Sony IMX582 primary, f/1.8, 0.8μm, OIS
  • Secondary: 16MP ultra-wide-angle, 123° FoV, f/2.4, 1.0μm
  • Tertiary: 5MP macro, f/2.2
  • Quaternary: 2MP depth, f/2.4
  • Video: Up to [email protected]
  • Primary: 64MP primary
  • Secondary: 8MP ultra-wide
  • Tertiary: 2MP macro
  • Quaternary: 2MP depth
  • Primary: 48MP, f/2.0, 1/2″ sensor, 79° FoV
  • Secondary: 5MP, wide-angle, f/2.2, 115° FoV
  • Tertiary: 2MP, macro camera, f/2.4
  • Quarternary: 2MP, depth, f/2.4
Front Camera
  • 16MP fixed focus
  • 13MP fixed focus
  • 4,500 mAh battery
  • Up to 18W wired charging (inside the box)
  • Up to 15W wireless charging
  • 5,000mAh
  • 18W fast charging
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
  • 5,000mAh
  • No fast charging
  • Bands (North America):
    • 2G Bands: GSM 850/900/1800/1900
    • 3G Bands: UMTS B1/2/4/5/8
    • 4G LTE Bands: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12(MFBI)/
    • 5G Bands: n2/5/7/41/66/71/78
    • 4×4 MIMO(DL) B2/4/7/30/66
  • NFC
  • WiFi 802.11.b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • USB Type C
  • Bands (North America):
    • GSM:850/900/1800/1900MHz
    • UMTS:1/2/4/5/8
    • LTE:1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/
  • NFC
  • WiFi 802.11.b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB Type C
  • Bands (North America):
    • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
    • UMTS: 1/2/4/5/8
    • LTE: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/28/66
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB Type C
Other features
  • In-display scanner
  • Side-mounted fingerprint reader
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Android 11 with TCL UI
  • Android 11 with Magic UI 4.2
  • Android 11 with TCL UI

The TCL 20 Pro 5G is the most powerful of the three. It succeeds the last year’s TCL 10 Pro and offers notable upgrades in the areas of chipset, camera, and connectivity. It boasts a 6.67-inch curved AMOLED display. While not a high refresh panel, it promises a great viewing experience thanks to the PixelWorks i6 display processor, 100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut coverage, and 700nits peak brightness. Under the hood, the phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SoC, paired with 6GB of RAM and sizeable 256GB flash storage. On the back, you’ll find a quad-camera island comprising a 48MP Sony IMX582 sensor with Optical Image Stabilization, a 16MP ultra-wide shooter, a 5MP macro, and 2MP depth lenses.

The phone has a 4,500mAh battery and supports 18W wired and 15W wireless fast charging. Other highlights include 5G support, an in-display fingerprint scanner, Hi-Res Audio certification, NFC, Bluetooth 5.1, and Android 11.

The TCL 20S, on the other hand, isn’t as enticing as the Pro model but has some solid hardware for a budget phone. You get a 6.67-inch full HD+ AMOLED, Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage, and a large 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. For optics, there are four sensors on the back, headlined by a 64MP primary shooter, flanked by an 8MP ultra-wide cam, and two 2MP depth and macro lenses. The phone runs Android 11 out-of-the-box and has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Finally, the TCL 20 SE is an entry-level product, offering a 6.82-inch HD+ LCD, Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage, a 48MP primary shooter, a 5,000mAh battery, USB Type-C, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.

Pricing & Availability

The TCL 20 Pro 5G comes in two colors: Moondust Gray and Marine Blue. It’s available for purchase unlocked from Amazon starting today for $500. The TCL 20S comes in Milky Way Black and Frosted Blue colors and will be available unlocked on Amazon at $250. Finally, the TCL 20 SE is priced at $190 and goes on sale on Amazon from today.

For one week (June 28 – July 5), TCL will offer a free pair of TCL MOVEAUDIO S150 earbuds on every purchase of the TCL 20S with promo code TCL20BOGO2. The company is also offering a free pair of TCL MOVEAUDIO S600 earbuds on every purchase of the TCL 20 Pro 5G with promo code TCL20BOGO1.

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