TCL today introduced its new 30-series devices in the U.S. with the launch of two budget 5G smartphones — the TCL 30XE 5G and 30 V 5G. These confusingly-named smartphones are the first among the eight smartphones TCL intends to launch in the country this year. While the 30XE 5G will be first available via T-Mobile before launching on other carriers, the TCL 30V 5G is a Verizon exclusive. Pricing isn’t known yet but should be revealed closer to launch.
The TCL 30XE 5G is a budget smartphone that uses the octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset that clocks up to 2.2 GHz. The device comes in a single 4GB +64GB option — with support for a microSD card. The TCL 30XE
The rear-facing triple camera array on the TCL 30XE
TCL includes an 18W fast charger with the phone that should help you charge the 4,500 mAh battery reasonably fast. Additionally, the TCL 30XE
Next, we have the TCL 30V
The TCL 30V gets the Snapdragon 480 SoC and ships in a single 4GB+128GB variant that supports microSD cards. The triple rear camera setup on the phone includes a 50MP main camera, a 5MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP macro camera. For selfies, the device uses a 16MP camera. Biometric authentication options include a face-unlock feature and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Apart from these two phones, TCL also talked about the impending announcement of its upcoming LinkHub
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