Back in the last month, TCL has unveiled the TCL 10 Pro and 10L. Both devices went on sale earlier this month. Interestingly enough, these devices represent the company’s new strategy for increasing its popularity outside of China. Although we’ve seen some TCL phones around emerging markets like Brazil, the new devices are much more important due to their global availability. Moreover, the company has been trying to push his name instead of sticking with its Alcatel and BlackBerry-branded handsets.
Worth noting that none of these devices is a flagship handset. Apparently, the company is following what HMD Global did with the revival of Nokia smartphones. The Finnish company started with a mid-range device and slowly followed with more devices to fill several ranges in this competitive market. One of the things that helped HMD to set its name in the market was its ability of providing faster Android updates. Apparently, TCL wants to mimic this too.
According to TCL, both smartphones will receive at least one major Android update, along with its security patches every two months during a two-year period. In other words, both smartphones will receive the upcoming Android 11 version. However, we don’t know how many times the company will take to roll out this update. Moreover, the term “at least” means that there’s a possibility of a future Android update arrival, possibly Android 12. That of course will depend on how smooth will be the Android 11 update process for these smartphones.
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The TCL 10L is truly a mid-range smartphone with its Snapdragon 665 SoC. The processing power is coupled with 6GB of RAM while there are two options for storage – 64GB and 128GB. The handset draws power from a 4,000mAh battery and also features a rear-mounted fingerprint. The camera department is led by a 48MP shooter.
TCL 10 PRO
The TCL 10 Pro is what we could call a “flagship for mid-rangers”, the handset ships with the Snapdragon 765G with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of Storage. The handset has a flexible 6.47-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution, waterdrop notch, and under-screen fingerprint scanner. This panel also offers HDR10 support and has German TuV low blue light certification.
The handset draws power from a 4,500mAh battery and ships with Android 10. Moreover, the Quad rear camera department is one of its main selling points since it’s led by a 64MP shooter.
These devices are pretty decent for what they offer. Now, if TCL honors this promise of providing an Android 10 update, customers will have one more reason to buy them.