TCL’s new 10 Series delivers a $430 5G smartphone, TCL’s first curved AMOLED display


Originally teased at CES back in January, TCL has finally officially unveiled its 10 Series smartphone lineup for 2020. The new TCL 10 5G, TCL 10 Pro and TCL 10L have a lot in common, but the company wanted to deliver enough diversity across the range to appeal to different buyers at different price points.

Capitalizing on the parent company’s display technology prowess, the TCL 10 series delivers real-time SDR to HDR conversion so that regular content can take advantage of the displays added dynamic range.

TCL 10 5G

Positioned at the top of the range is the TCL 10 5G – one of the cheapest 5G smartphones to hit the market. Powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 765, the phone also features a 6.53-inchFHD+ display, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a microSD card slot.

The phone also features a 4500 mAh battery, reverse wireless charging (we’re assuming it will charge wirelessly as well, though it’s not mentioned in the spec sheet), a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, a 16MP selfie camera and a  quad-camera setup on the back with a 64MP main sensor, 8MP ultrawide camera, 5MP macro camera and 2MP ultra-low-light sensor for capturing shots in near darkness.

The TCL 10 5G will be making its way to mainland Europe, the UK and the US later this year for €399 and £399 with a sub-$500 price point for the US. 

TCL 10 Pro

Right below the TCL 10 5G is the 10 Pro. While this phone may technically be a step lower than its sibling due to its Snapdragon 675 processor, it still has 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a better 6.47-inch AMOLED display FHD+ which is TCL’s first curved AMOLED display on a smartphone which also sports an in-display fingerprint sensor.

The quad-camera array on the back of the phone features a 64MP (standard), 16MP (ultrawide), 5MP (macro), and 2MP (ultra-low-light) setup with a 24MP selfie camera up front. The phone also has a 3.5mm headphone jack, IR sensor and a 4500 mAh battery.

The phone actually carries a price tag of €449EUR/$449USD/£399GBP and will be making it way to Europe, the US and other global markets starting in Q2.


The final entry to the series is the TCL 10L which has a 6.53-inch FHD+ LCD, Snapdragon 665, 6GB RAM and 64GB of storage, 4000 mAh battery and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Like the other two phones, the TCL 10L also has a quad-camera setup, but its sensors have been downgraded to 48MP (main), 8MP (ultra-wide), 2MP (macro), 2MP (ultra-low-light) with a 16MP selfie camera.

As you can imagine, the phone will sell for significantly less than the other two devices at €249EUR/$249USD/£199GBP when it hits the market in Q2 of this year.

Nick Gray
I'm a life-long tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC. After writing about tech for more than a decade, I jumped at the opportunity to take on the role of Editor in Chief at Phandroid. Please contact me at [email protected].

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