TCL unveils 20 R 5G, a sub-£200 smartphone

TCL has launched the 20 R 5G, a low-cost 5G-ready smartphone priced at £179 and featuring a 90Hz refresh rate display with a 180Hz touch sampling rate

TCL has today announced the TCL 20 R 5G, an Android smartphone combining its superior display technology with 5G mobile speeds. The company says that the smartphone is part of a sub-£200 package costing £179. 

“TCL is more than a leading smartphone, TV, and wearable innovator; our mission is to make important technologies accessible to more audiences than ever,” said Stefan Streit, Chief Marketing Officer at TCL Communication. 

“As the world starts to enjoy 5G in more areas, and services shift to reflect this increasing demand of instant connectivity, the TCL 20 R 5G represents an incredible balance of affordability and fast mobile internet. With it, TCL ensures a future-proofed 5G phone, with a reliable, quality feature-set for a price that is accessible to all,” he added.

5G for All

As 5G coverage improves, and more services rely on fast mobile data speeds going into 2022, TCL’s 5G for All mission is realised with the TCL 20 R 5G, making a low-cost 5G option available to more users.

App and movie file sizes are larger than ever, and the world is anticipating a continued global shift towards video calling at home or on the go. TCL’s 20 R 5G enables seamless, high-definition video communication as well as ultra-fast download speed across both SA and NSA 5G. Gone are the days of frozen faces and endless waiting.

The TCL 20 R 5G forms a crucial part of TCL’s 5G for All initiative, launched at Mobile World Congress 2021. It has seen TCL develop a range of devices that brings affordable 5G to every area of consumers’ lives, the company said.

Powered by MediaTek Dimensity 700, TCL 20 R 5G is a perfect balance of performance and efficiency, delivering enough power for smooth all-day swiping and scrolling. It also ensures maximum battery life thanks to the chipset’s 7nm processor, which promises 28% more power efficiency than an equivalent 8nm Processor.

Features of TCL’s 20 R smartphone 

In addition to fast 5G, TCL 20 R 5G offers a 90Hz refresh rate display with a 180Hz touch sampling rate. Every tap, scroll, and swipe on TCL 20 5G display is fast and effortless, bringing an ultra-smooth visual experience. Users can also choose the adaptive refresh rate for power-saving benefits, where 90Hz refresh rate is enabled in selected scenarios.

“Lose yourself in the 6.52-inch V-notch display with a 90% screen-to-body ratio. With a peak brightness of 500 nits, the display also features NXTVISION technology that provides image and video enhancement, low blue light protection, Reading and Eye Comfort modes. On top of being easy to see, the TCL 20 R 5G is optimised to ensure maximum enjoyment and minimum eye strain,” the company said. 

On the back of the phone is a 13MP Triple Camera, which captures unforgettable moments with competitive detail and clarity, TCL claims. AI Auto-Enhancement ensures scenes are optimised with nuance, while the dedicated 2MP depth lens and 2MP macro lens add versatility from portraits to detailed close-up photography. The TCL 20 R 5G takes photos that are perfect for sharing across messaging platforms and on social channels.




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