Mobile Devices

New cheap 5G smartphone introduced

28 October 2020

Chinese smartphone maker TCL Mobile has introduced a 5G phone that will be priced at $399.99 to garner greater interest from a wider consumer base.

Up until recently, most smartphones released have been expensive, with the first iteration of devices above the $1,000 mark. Over the past year, prices have dropped more than $300 to reach an average selling price (ASP) of $730 as of July, according to data from Counterpoint Research. With telecoms and smartphone manufacturers looking to 5G to bring the mobile handset market back to profitability, reducing ASPs on 5G phones is a paramount concern.

The TCL 10 5G costs $400 and will be a Verizon exclusive phone in the U.S. Source: TCLThe TCL 10 5G costs $400 and will be a Verizon exclusive phone in the U.S. Source: TCLAdditionally, reducing the ASPs of new 5G smartphones will help the technology to appeal to a greater base of consumers. Because of this, Samsung recently launched a smartphone below $600 with the Galaxy A71 in June and then another smartphone for $500, the A51 5G, in August.

The TCL 10 5G, which will soon be available from Verizon, is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset and 6 GB of RAM as well as a 4,500 mAh battery. TCL said that it is possible to recharge the phone up to 50% in just over a half an hour. The TCL 10 5G includes a 6.5 in full HD+ display that uses TCL’s NXTVISION technology supporting HDR10 video playback.

The rear of the phone includes a triple rear-camera layout and dual LED flash with a 48 MP main camera, an 8 MP 118° super-wide camera and a 5 MP macro camera. A front-facing 16 MP camera is also included that uses 4-in-1 big pixel technology for selfies even in low light conditions.

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