4.5-inch, quad-core TCL P606 pricing to be as low as $175

TCL’s entry-level quad-core TCL P606 could be priced as low as $175 and will be available in retail chains soon.

Domestic phone maker TCL have grand designs on becoming a tier one phone maker in the next 3 years! Their flagship TCL S850 is just 6.45 mm and has been picked up by Alcatel as the One Touch Idol and the TCL brand is growing from strength to strength both locally and internationally.

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TCL haven’t forgotten about their core audience though, and will be releasing an entry-level quad-core, 4.5-inch phone later this year. The TCL P606 will be available from retail stores in high-streets across China at a rumoured price of just 1088 Yuan ($176).

The P606 isn’t quite as thin as the S850 but with dimensions of 130.3 x 67 x 8.99mm it’s by no means a porker either. Behind the 4.5-inch display beats a MTK quad-core CPU, with 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM , micro SD card reader and dual-sim support. Camera’s are 8 mega-pixel rear and 1.3 mp front, and the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean install has been customised to make use of Baidu’s cloud services.

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  1. willie
    April 5, 2013

    Meh, just get the upgraded jiayu g3 with quad

    • Marius
      April 5, 2013

      From my experience Alcatel ( which is just a TCL brand ) make good phones, even the cheap ones. Compared to Jiayu they seem to be a much more respectable company, they release GPL sources and all that.
      I do trust TCL way more than I trust Jiayu. Jiayu are probably OK but for now at least are nowhere near the company TCL is.
      Jiayu needs to grow up and take themselves more seriously if they want to play with the big boys.

      • shikhar
        April 5, 2013

        whats the advantage of having sources released?

        • Marius
          April 5, 2013

          When sources are released people can more easily make custom ROM or even upgrade to a newer kernel and Android version.
          It’s also an obligation according to the GPL. Almost every serious company will release sources these days to obey the GPL.
          When I contacted Alcatel about releasing sources for a phone they said they would and sure enough 1-2 months later they did.
          One other advantage is that you can build new kernel modules. Maybe you want to add new filesystem support, joystick support or some other thing.

  2. lit
    April 5, 2013

    If this thing doesnt break the 2000mah range then this wouldnt be a good buy

  3. Daniel
    April 6, 2013

    Hello Andy, I’m looking for a dual-sim quad core phone with 3g bands 850/1900/2100mhz… are there any??. thx in advance. Daniel