TCL have announced the launch of a new model named the TCL P618L, boasting a large battery, AMOLED display, Gorilla Glass 4 and more.
TCL are normally a little more prominent in the headlines than they have been recently. We’re not sure why the company are quieter than usual, but we do know that they are still working in some interesting phones.
The TCL P618L is interesting for both good and bad reasons. The bad is that it comes with only 1GB RAM and 8GB memory (although and SD card slot is present). The lack of memory is especially bad considering how nice the rest of the hardware is.
Starting with the screen, TCL have opted for a 5-inch AMOLED panel, with 2.5D curved glass and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Pushing those pixels around is a Snapdragon 410 quad-core SoC, with 4G LTE support and that gets its juice from a 5000mAh battery. TCL say that the 5000mAh battery, nestled in the 9.15mm body, will give the phone 90days of standby time.
Looking at the rear of the phone the design appears have a rotating camera feature similar to the Oppo N3, but we can confirm that it is a traditional set up with 13 mega-pixel sensor on the rear and 5 mega-pixel on the front. The silver border actually shows a hatch where the dual SIM cards are located.
Currently only China Telecom users will be able to enjoy the ECL P618L, but there is a slight chance that Alcatel will rebrand the phone for international markets.Source 1, Source 2]