TCL forays into smartphone segment with camera-centric Plex
Chinese tech giant TCL, which is known for its TVs, has launched the all-new smartphone at IFA 2019. The handset (called Plex) sports a punch-hole design, triple rear cameras, physical fingerprint sensor, and mid-level internals. The pre-orders for the phone will commence soon, and it will go on sale in select European markets by the end of this year. Here's our roundup.
TCL Plex: At a glance
Up front, the TCL Plex sports an edge-to-edge punch-hole display with a thin bottom bezel, offering 90% screen-to-body ratio. On the rear, it houses horizontally aligned triple cameras with dual-LED flash, physical fingerprint scanner, and gradient design. Further, the handset sports a 6.53-inch LCD display with full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and 395ppi pixel density.
For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers
For photography, the TCL Plex houses triple cameras with 48MP (f/1.8) primary sensor, 16MP (f/2.4) ultra-wide-angle sensor, and another 2MP (f/1.8) sensor. The smartphone sports a 24MP (f/2.0) front-facing shooter for selfies and video calling. Moreover, the main camera supports 4K video recording at 30fps, while the selfie shooter can record 1080p videos at 30fps.
Under the hood
The TCL Plex is powered by a Snapdragon 675 octa-core processor, coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. Under the hood, it runs Android Pie-based TCL UI and packs a 3,820mAh battery with 18W fast-charging support. Lastly, it packs all standard sensors and latest connectivity options such as dual-SIMs (Nano), VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Type-C port, and headphone jack.
And, here's a look at the pricing
As for the pocket pinch, the TCL Plex is priced at EUR 329 (approximately Rs. 26,000). The handset is offered with both single-SIM and dual-SIM options. Meanwhile, it will go on sale in select European markets from Q4 2019.