6-inch TCL N3 show’s off it near borderless design in official render

TCL have released an official render of the new 6-inch TCL N3, a phone we believe will eventually be available internationally as n Alcatel model.

We have seen a couple of leaked photos of the TCL N3 in the wild over the past few months, but now TCL have released this official promotional render of the 6-inch 1080 phablet.

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According to reports the N3 will be powered by a 1.5Ghz MT6589T Meidatek processor, have at least 2GB RAM, 5 mega-pixel front camera, 13 mega-pixel rear, and 3400mAh battery. Although the display is 6-inch, TCL’s designers have been smart enough to keep the width of the phone down to a minimum with very small bezels. Dimensions, pricing details and a launch date are still to be announced.

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  1. Louisclub
    September 24, 2013

    borderless = yes.
    6 inch = no.

    if one could make a borderless 720p 4.8inch, 5inch max, it would be perfect for me. whats the point of 6inch phones if you already have a tablet..

    • September 24, 2013

      Louisclub, the point is exactly NOT having to have a tablet and a phone… 6 or 6.5 inch is perfect for a phone that works as a tablet… nobody needs a tablet if a phone like this can do the job… right???

      • anony
        September 25, 2013


        • Alan
          September 25, 2013

          I phones should be handy and easy to handle and to keep safe, tablet can be a little bigger, but i would really like every app with 2 different user interface settings. 1 for a small screen the phone itself and 1 userinterface that can be used with wireless displays so you can turn your phones into a workstation and the thouchscreen into the trackpad. And all this in a standardised form via the playstore. ok i stop dreaming now…

          nice design, thank god some companies embrace narrow bezel design (so dissapointed by oppo) allthough i would prefer this design with a 5 inch display, so its more pocket friendly 😉

    • joe
      September 24, 2013

      The meizu mx3 has really narrow bezels.

    • September 24, 2013

      How about we try this math instead:

      6 inch = yes.
      Louisclub = no.

      Please let people choose there own favorite size. Nobody needs you to campaign to have their dream phone discontinued, or never built.

      • September 28, 2013

        Yes, it’s quite funny that some folks opine as if their wishes are God’s will… 🙂 just let the users have their own preferences. I for one won’t mind to have a 6-inch smartphone in addition to my current 4.7″ one. For sure if i hv a 6″ one i’ll behind my 7″ tablet 😉

        I hope Chinese maker will put focus on following:
        – removable battery with enough juice for at least one day normal usage
        – supporting external memory slot (microSD; 64gb at least)
        – use 2GB RAM or even bigger ; 32/64GB RAM
        – quality main camera yields quality image

        Awaiting more quality and competitive phones from Xiaomi. Huawei, ZTE, TCL (Alcatel), Lenovo to reach the international market.

    • September 25, 2013

      This article’s title clearly states that this is a 6inch phone. I cannot understand why someone who is against large phablets would come and read it. Let alone posting yet another negative comment.

  2. joe
    September 24, 2013

    Just don’t drop the phone or the the screen will shatter. Borderless is great but there is a huge risk of cracked screens. I hope its cheap so I would care about having to buy another one.

    • Chinese Phone Outlet
      September 25, 2013

      If you buy it on Amazon, you can get Squaretrade 2 year full accident insurance for like $80, $50 deductable.

  3. September 24, 2013

    Well, it looks good. And the size, style and specs look promising.

    But the devil is in the details.

    1. Will it have a smart cover option? Is it the same as the 6″ Hero phone from Alcatel?
    2. What OS and which version?
    3. LTE radio? probably not. 🙁
    4. Which WCDMA frequencies and how many simultanteous bands?
    3. rad

    • Alan
      September 25, 2013

      so true

    • Chinese Phone Outlet
      September 25, 2013

      Go to T Mobile you’re in the states. Their HSPA+ is pretty much equal to ATT’s LTE. Its only $50 a month unlimited everything.

  4. hven
    September 24, 2013

    3400mAh seems nice

  5. September 25, 2013

    I can not wait for it to become available…I just hope the price will be right so I can buy one, as I want a larger screen with smaller dimensions.

    • Nick
      September 25, 2013

      Waiting for it too… so much time have passed since Y910 presentation

  6. Adam
    September 25, 2013

    Looks amazing

  7. September 25, 2013

    Veri nice design, 6″ with small borders might just be the perfect size if the body is thin enough. Let’s hope price is not unrealistic, and it has support for 3G 900mhz.

    • Chinese Phone Outlet
      September 25, 2013

      This phone looks like what everyone was hoping Oppo N1 was gonna be like.

  8. Chinese Phone Outlet
    September 25, 2013

    This one looks like a home run from THL. The device will most likely retail around the same as the fantastic Zopo ZP990.

    • Allanitomwesh
      September 25, 2013

      It’s a TCL not THL,therefore it’s an ALCATEL for everyone else outside China.

  9. njren
    September 26, 2013

    Manufacturers sure love to fudge the specs, don’t they? Narrow borders maybe, but that sure looks like a fair bit of case surrounding those narrow borders. How about the total width from screen to edge of phone? Fact is it’s really expensive to engineer and the lower the absolute dimension, the higher the manufacturing cost. Meizu claims the narrowest at 2.90mm; can anyone beat that for the moment?

  10. chris
    October 2, 2013

    i need 6 inch FHD phone with 2 GB RAM 32 GB ROM with s-pen 3800 baterry this is my dream’s phone. android 4.2 or 4.3 or 5 😀 😀