TCL, or Alactel OneTouch, depending on here you live, have announced the Hero 2 6-inch phablet with added LTE.
When TCL released the Hero this year, it was the first, and remained the only (until recently) smartphone to use the 2.0Ghz Mediatek MT6592T octacore processor. The phone also hosted a large display that took up almost 90% of the front of the phone.
For the TCL Hero 2 the design remains similar with a 6-inch 1080 display ,and ergonomic alloy body creating one of the most comfortable and lightweight 6-inch phablets on the market at only 175g.
The Hero 2 gets a stylus, allowing you to make handwritten notes, edit files and photos and generally interact with the phone for productive and even gaming purposes. There is also an interesting mini DJ panel that lets you mix your own tracks too.
As for hardware the phone gets the same 2.0Ghz Mediatek MT6592 processor, but this is now coupled with an MT6290 LTE modem for 4G LTE Cat 4 support. The 6-inch display is an OGS, fully laminated Dragontail panel with an oleophobic coating to keeps smudges and smears sat bay.
Android 4.4 Kitkat, a 13 mega-pixel main camera and large 3100mAh battery make up the rest of the package. Pricing in China won’t be cheap with Chinese tech sites quoting a price of around 2999 Yuan for the 6-inch device.
What do you think of the latest TCL smartphone, good value or were you hoping for more bang for your buck?