TCL 950 with 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM and TCL 580 announced


TCL has introduced top-end TCL 950 smartphone and the budget TCL 580 smartphone in China. The 950 is the same BlackBerry DTEK60 that will be unveiled in the coming weeks, but this has a 1080 AMOLED display instead of Quad HD display. Other specs are similar, including Snapdragon 820 SoC, 21-megapixel camera with Sony IMX230 sensor, dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF for quick focus in 0.1 seconds and a 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

The TCL 580 has a 5-inch HD AMOLED display, is powered by an Octa-Core MediaTek MT6750 SoC and has 3GB of RAM. Both the phones run Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), have hybrid dual SIM support and come with 4G VoLTE support. Both have a fingerprint sensor, the TCL 950 also adds ARM TrustZone technology for secured authentication.


TCL 950 specifications

  • 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD AMOLED 2.5D curved glass display,  100% NTSC color gamut
  • Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor with Adreno 530 GPU
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, expandable memory with up to 128GB with microSD
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • 21MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, SONY IMX230 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, 4K Video recording
  • 8MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture, 1.125um pixel size, 84-degree wide-angle lens
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano+nano/microSD)
  • Dimensions:  153.6 x 75.4 x 6.99mm; Weight: 165g
  • Fingerprint sensor, Dual speakers, Dual NXP Smart PA amplifier chip, 3.5mm audio jack
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C
  • 3000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0


TCL 580 specifications

  • 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD AMOLED 2.5D curved glass display
  • 1.5 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6750 64-bit processor with Mali T860 GPU
  • 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF
  • 5MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor, NXP Smart PA amplifier chip, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Dimensions: 144.5×69.2×7.0mm; Weight: 135g
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
  • 2460mAh battery

Both TCL 950 and 580 come in Gold and Silver colors and are priced at 3299 yuan (US$ 494 / Rs. 32,900 approx.) and 1399 yuan (US$ 209 / Rs. 13,950 approx.), respectively. No word on the global roll out yet.


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