TCL Communication is introducing its latest series of mobile devices at IFA 2019, including the TCL PLEX, the Alcatel 3X and Alcatel 1V smartphones, Alcatel Smart Tab 7 tablet and Alcatel LINKHUB LTE cat7 Home Station.
The TCL PLEX is a smartphone that brings the brand's display expertise to a mobile form factor.
Equipped with a dedicated display engine, the smartphone offers cutting-edge color accuracy thanks to TCL NXTVISION. As TCL explained, the colors on the TCL PLEX's screen are intensified with a 6-axis color enhancement for radiant images. Edges are honed with 2D edge enhancement for sharper pictures and visual contrasts are made more striking without being over-exposed with targeted contrast enhancement. With an SDR to HDR real-time conversion feature, the TCL PLEX offers a HDR-like video enhancement with increased contrast, amplified color, brighter highlights and darker shadows.
The TCL PLEX also protects your eyes with 'Adaptive Tone', 'Reading Mode' and 'Eye Comfort Mode'. 'Adaptive Tone' automatically adapts display brightness and adjusts color temperature depending on the condition. 'Reading Mode' offers a paper-like reading experience and allows you to select a list of frequently used apps where this mode can apply automatically on startup. 'Eye Comfort Mode' reduces eyestrain by removing 66 percent of harmful blue light emitted from the screen.
The device is featuring an in-house 6.53-inch FHD+ TCL Dotch Display with 90 percent screen-to-body ratio and a discreet front camera, as well as a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
The TCL PLEX is equipped with a triple camera setup. Sporting a main camera that utilizes a 48MP ultra high-res Sony sensor with 4k recording function and a separate dedicated video camera with a 2.9μm big pixel low-light sensor, users can make every moment extraordinary even at night with the TCL PLEX. Using an algorithm, the TCL PLEX has the capability to integrate auto-brightness, denoising, super resolution, HDR and more into a single AI model in the camera's auto mode. This results in brighter night shots. Users may also choose to up-level the night photography experience with a dedicated 'Super Night Mode', producing detailed images that have greater definition, clarity and color in the dark.
The smartphone is also ewuipped with a 16MP 123° super wide-angle. For those who prefer to slow things down, the TCL PLEX has a flagship-level slow motion feature capable of shooting 960fps super slow-motion HD videos, even in nighttime conditions. Smart video recording detects and tracks moving subjects, automatically zooming and stabilizing the capture to keep your subject sharp at all times. What's more, you can also stay on top of your selfie game with brighter shots on the 24MP front camera made possible by a 4-in-1 big pixel technology that combines four pixels into one during image capture.
The TCL PLEX also supports Qualcomm's quick charge feature, allowing you to juice up half your battery in 32 minutes so you will never be held back by a cable.
You can also control selected TCL smart TVs with your smartphone with full integration through T-Cast, a universal remote control and smart TV assistant app. 'TV Remote Control' allows you to control your TV with your smartphone via touchscreen or voice commands. 'Content Casting' lets you to cast videos, pictures and music to your TV. Connect up to four Bluetooth speakers to amplify your Bluetooth experience or pair with up to four Bluetooth headphones to multi-share music with your friends with the Super Bluetooth multi-streaming audio solution.
In terms of design, the smartphone has a slim, compact frame and comes with a dual-side curved glossy glass body and 3D holographic finishing.
The TCL PLEX will be available in Obsidian Black and Opal White in Q4 2019 starting with select markets in Europe at a recommended retail price of €329 (pricing varies with local VAT).
The Alcatel 3X measures in at 6.5-inches with HD+ Super Full View display. It also features 16MP + 8MP + 5MP triple rear camera equipped with smart scene detection that identifies different photo scenarios and automatically optimizes photography setting for perfect shooting.
Alcatel 3X's photo capabilities are further demonstrated through its super wide-angle lens, which spans 102 degrees, and its real-time bokeh. Furthermore, the night capture mode brings clear, bright, and detailed night videos and images even in dark environment. The 8MP front camera and front LED flash will allow users to take brighter selfies anywhere.
Alcatel 3X is equipped with Octa-core processor. It also offers the Google Assistant Button that with a single press, is ready to help launch apps, search for information, control smart home devices devices, set reminders, send text messages, and numerous other actions. In addition, the Google Lens function lets the user learn more about the world through what they see, whether it's finding products online, learn more about landmarks, or identifying plants and animals with a touch of a button.
The Alcatel 3X will be available in three colors: Jewelry Black, Jewelry Green, and Jewelry Rose at prices starting from €149.
The accessibly priced Alcatel 1V is the latest entry-level smartphone from TCL. It includes a dedicated Google Assistant Button for quick access – tapping once on the button, users can activate the Google Assistant to manage tasks, set reminders and alarms, pull up calendar appointments, make dinner reservations, and more.
It is powered by an octa-core processor. In addition, the Android Pie (Go Edition) operating system provides the entry-level Alcatel 1V with an array of Google features, including Google Assistant, Google Go and Gboard, while also allowing twice the storage with smaller app sizes.
Alcatel 1V (2019) will be available at prices starting from €79 and comes in sleek metallic finishes including Anthracite Black, Metallic Blue, Metallic Gold and Metallic Rose.
Alcatel Smart Tab 7
Alcatel Smart Tab 7 allows users to experience hands-free, on-the-go entertainment and multitasking with the Google Assistant. With the Google Assistant, play movies or music using just your voice with voice recognition up to three meters. The 7-inch display boasts 600x1024 pixels while remaining featherweight at 268 grams. The audio and display features come in handy with the device's video-calling feature and can be instantly launched through Google Duo voice commands. Users can connect with family and friends through video and talk through the multi-mic noise cancellation setup.
Moreover, Alcatel Smart Tab 7 is built with the consideration of your family in mind, with Kids Mode feature that allows your family to enjoy educational apps while monitoring and limiting screen time and authorized activities.
Alcatel Smart Tab 7 will be available later this year at prices starting from €79.
LINKHUB LTE cat7 Home Station
The launch of the LINKHUB LTE cat7 Home Station gives users the freedom to expand their connected world at home or the office. With a 300 Mbps downlink and 100 Mbps uplink, the minimalistic device can blend into any décor. A simplified setup sequence allows for instant browsing, while a dedicated app gives users the freedom to manage their network, check and adjust connection status, connected devices, SSID and passwords.
The LINKHUB LTE cat7 Home Station will be available at prices starting from €129.