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TCL teases a 5G device, headset and its first foldable at CES

TCL is hardly a household name in the smartphone space. Thats hardly surprising, however, as the Chinese electronics company is better known for sub-brands like Alcatel and BlackBerry (hardware, not software long story). Late last year, the company began really pushing its branded devices in Europe, a strategy its set to expand upon with some more cutting-edge devices.
The companys been teasing the launch of both 5G and foldable handsets since last year, and is finally offering a little more info on the former, at least. The TCL 10 5G will be its first 5G handset, following the release of an Alcatel-branded router last year. The device is set for a Q2 launch in the U.S. and Canada.
TCL teases a 5G device, headset and its first foldable at CES

Its one of three TCL 10 devices set for launch, with pricing on the line starting at less than $500. Its clear that budget will continue to be a primary selling point for the line, though one assumes the 5G model will carry a not-insignificant premium on top of that. The device will be powered by Qualcomms 5G SoC line. The chipmaker introduced the 765 late last year, with the intent of offering a more affordable entry-point for the next-gen wireless technology.
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And then theres the matter of the foldable. At press time, we dont have much information about the device, first alluded to at last years Mobile World Congress. What we do have, however, are a lot more renders. The fact that its still listed as Foldable Smartphone Concept doesnt give one a lot of confidence that its ready for prime time.
The images do, however, point to a form factor similar to Samsungs Galaxy Fold, along with what appears to be a quartet of rear-facing cameras. More information, one assumes, at Mobile World Congress late next month. So, something to look forward to in Barcelona, I guess.
TCL teases a 5G device, headset and its first foldable at CES

And who can forgot Project Archery? Just kidding. Forgetting it would require that youve heard about it in the first place. Im going to go out on a limb and say probably you have not. The device was announced or, rather, alluded to at last years IFA. Its a wearable display with a cinematic viewing experience. Weve seen those come and go over the years. TCLs shown off the 2.0 version of the product, but offered up no additional information.
TCL teases a 5G device, headset and its first foldable at CES
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