TCL has today unveiled a suite of new products at CES 2023 in Las Vegas. The new line-up includes a range of smart products, including the TCL Mobile 40 Series smartphone range and two new devices with pioneering NXTPAPER technology. Last year I reviewed the TCL 30 SE Mobile and TCL Tab 10S Tablet, so I am keen to see how this technology has evolved, especially with NXTPAPER display technology becoming more prominent.
“TCL’s vision is to inspire greatness so more people can experience a fuller, smarter, richer life,” said Aaron Zhang, Chief Executive Officer at TCL Communication. “One of the ways we achieve this is by listening to customer feedback to constantly improve experiences. This enables us to deliver an enhanced range that offers innovative, connected, and immersive technologies at great value.”
TCL 40 Series Smartphone and MOVEAUDIO Air – limitless entertainment
Kicking off TCL’s announcements is the TCL Mobile 40 Series of smartphones, including the TCL 40 R 5G, TCL 40 SE, and TCL 408. Each device features enhanced NXTVISION screen technology, long-lasting battery, and 50MP AI-powered camera so customers can enjoy limitless entertainment all day and night. For ultra-fast 5G, the TCL 40 R 5G packs a 7nm high performance 5G processor to keep you connected wherever you are so more people can enjoy lightning fast, connected experiences. For those who want full audio and visual immersion to keep them occupied on long commutes, TCL 40 SE comes with dual stereo speakers to match the 6.75-inch display. Moreover, it offers a 90 Hz refresh rate display, delivering an ultra-smooth visual experience.
Take detailed photographs in style with the TCL 408 2-in-1 hyper camera that combines the 50MP main camera and an enhanced macro lens to capture images in amazing high resolution. TCL 408 also comes with dual stereo speakers. Also launching at CES is the TCL MOVEAUDIO Air, the latest TCL earbuds to offer ultimate audio immersion. All-day battery with up to nine hours of music play and super-fast audio combine to deliver crystal-clear, well-balanced sound in a lightweight, comfortable fit.
NXTPAPER – expanding display innovation across categories
Beautiful, vivid screens aren’t just coming to smartphones. TCL is also expanding its innovative NXTPAPER display technology to new categories with the TCL NXTPAPER 12 Pro tablet and TCL’s first ever 2-in-1 detachable laptop, TCL BOOK X12 Go. Both devices come with a 12.2-inch 2K NXTPAPER screen and a paper-like display that filter more harmful blue light by up to 61% than regular screens. Eye protection hardware and software is layered to help reduce eye strain and retain original, vibrant colours without yellowing. Most tablets that offer eye protection compromise on screen brightness, but NXTPAPER screens provide both supreme eye-care and a high-quality display experience. The screens are as bright as regular tablets – 100% more than the previous iteration of NXTPAPER – meaning visuals remain sharp and clear whilst also protecting vision.
Lightweight and slim, TCL NXTPAPER 12 Pro is easy to carry and hold when watching movies or playing games on a flight or train. The 3:2 aspect ratio provides 18.5% more content than a regular 16:9 screen to facilitate efficiency. When paired with the TCL E-Pen (included), jot notes, sketch a plan, or check off that “to do” list, with amazing paper-like smoothness. So, whether playing with multiple apps, watching a game while analysing stats, or sinking into a new novel, TCL NXTPAPER 12 Pro offers a truly immersive display experience. TCL BOOK X12 Go provides unlimited creativity and productivity capabilities so users never have to compromise. Windows 11 Home is pre-installed, whilst the robust Octa-core processor and 14-hour long-lasting battery supports all day use and gets more done.
Compact Tablet – the portable and efficient multi-tasker for those on-the-go
The TCL TAB 8 LE is the perfect ultra-compact tablet for staying connected at home and on the go. With a portable and featherweight design, this small wonder fits easily in a large pocket or small bag. TCL TAB 8 LE sports an 8-inch HD display, quad-core processor, LTE connectivity and an all-day 4080mAh battery. The 5MP front and rear cameras are ideal for recording videos on holiday or catching up with the team at work on a video call. Dual stereo speakers deliver immersive sound, while the 32GB internal storage packs enough memory for your favorite apps and also supports expandable microSD™ card storage up to 512GB, so saving a whole TV series to watch on the next road trip is convenient and easy.
Availability and pricing for Australia will be announced closer to launch dates for each product. US pricing is as follows to give you an idea:
- TCL 40 R 5G: from USD$219
- TCL 40 SE: from USD$169
- TCL 408: from USD$129
- TCL MOVEAUDIO Air for USD$39.99.
- TCL NXTPAPER 12 Pro for USD$499. A 5G version will be available later this year for USD$549.
- TCL BOOK X12 Go goes on sale later this year, global pricing to be announced closer to launch date.
- TCL TAB 8 LE for USD$159
TCL brings products together in a connected ecosystem through TCL LINK which allows TCL smartphones, earbuds, tablets, laptops, and smart wearables to communicate with each other, giving users the opportunity to enjoy and manage multiple devices anywhere in the world. I am very much looking forward to seeing the new models of smartphones and tablets in action when they release this year. To learn more about the TCL Mobile products announced at CES 2023, visit the TCL official website.