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TCL 950 with SD 820, 4GB RAM Announced Along with TCL 580

by Jed John 15

Chinese smartphone giant TCL has announced the entrance of two of its latest smartphones into the market dubbed TCL 950 and TCL 580 both in its Business series. Of the two, the TCL 950 is the high-end version, boasting of flagship specs and a sturdy classy look.

TCL 950 TCL 580

The TCL 950 features the high-end Snapdragon 820 processor which by the way is no longer the topmost from Qualcomm with Adreno 530 GPU. Along also with the SD 820 chip, is a 4GB  RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded. The flagship sports a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 1080 pixels resolution which lies on top of an all-metal body having 2.5D glass both on top the display and at the back.  The entire device measures 153.6 × 75.4 × 6.99mm, and weighs 165g and the design is said to have been effected using 3D laser engraving technology.

TCL 950

The camera on the TCL 950 comes huge, with a massive 21MP rear-facing camera with Sony IMX230 sensors, PDAF and LED flash. Up front, there is an 8MP front-facing camera for selfies. Furthermore, the smartphone features a 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 fast charge support. The device also comes with full network support including 4G, dual SIM slots, NFC support, USB Type-C interface.

TCL 950

Aside these, the TCL 950 also comes with other cool features such as dual front speakers or earpiece and the earpiece is such that it can be used to answer calls. There is also a rear mounted fingerprint sensor on the device.

On the other hand, the TCL 580 comes with a smaller 5-inch AMOLED display and is powered by a MediaTek MT6750 processor having eight Cortex-A53 core and clocked at 1.5GHz. There is 3GB of RAM on the 580 along side 32GB of expandable internal storage. There is a 13MP rear camera with Sony IMX258 sensors and PDAF as well as LED flash and up front, a 5MP camera does the job of snapping selfies.

tcl 950

The TCL 580 adopts the same double glass on top of metallic body design of the 950 and TCL also used 3D laser engraving technology on the design. The device also comes with fingerprint scanner just like the 950 but that on the TCL 580 is on the front specifically the home button. There is also a 2460mAh battery under its hood.

As for their prices, both the TCL 950 and 580 come in just gold and silver color variants and sales of the TCL 950 is said to start at 18.00 tonight in China on Jingdong, Lynx, Suning. The TCL 950 starts at 3299 Yuan ($495) while the TCL 580 carries a price tag of 1399 Yuan ($210). Sales of the 580 is said to commence on October 10 in China.



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  • هادي خآن

    Alcatel Idol 4 and 4s? >_>”

    • Assefa Hanson

      TCL made both those models -_- TCL is the Parent for those and the blackberry dtek50 and 60, alcatel doesnt manufature their own phone XD

      • هادي خآن

        this is funny xD

      • balcobomber25

        TCL is the owner of Alcatel. Blackerry and TCL formed a partnership to share designs and manufacturing, but they are separate companies.

        • Assefa Hanson

          ahh thanks for the correction

          • balcobomber25

            That’s what I am here for.

  • greg

    I think Leeco and Xiaomi have better alternatives for that price tag

    • princetom

      Le eco and xiaomi seems unbeatable at the moment. Expect le eco to be more aggressive next year

  • Ivo001

    SD 820, 1080p Amoled, 6,99mm thick with 3000mah, fingerprint sensor, usb c and dual front speakers sound amazing, but the price of $495 is a bit steep, Around $350 it would be worth considering along the Le 3 Pro and Mi5s.

    • iTruth

      Why should it be cheaper than the Idol 4s which sells for $400 when when you are getting better performance?

      • lildwell

        The Idol 4s is overpriced considering the competition.

  • balcobomber25

    The Alcatel Idol 4S is a better all around phone.

    • Muhammad Yasir

      HI BALCO

  • Muhammad Yasir

    580 is too fucking expensive !

  • iTruth

    Can we get a link of the website to buy the TCL 950 please?