IFA 2019: TCL PLEX is the brand’s first smartphone

In recent years, China-based TCL has launched couple of smartphones through its sub-brands like Alcatel and BlackBerry. Today, TCL announced its first self-branded phone for the international markets at the IFA 2019 tech trade show in the form of the TCL PLEX. The PLEX is a mid-range phone that comes with triple rear cameras and is powered by a Snapdragon 675 mobile platform.

TCL PLEX Specifications and Features

TCL PLEX Obsidian Black and Opal White_

The PLEX is fitted with a 6.53-inch LCD display that has a punch-hole at its top-left corner. It produces full HD+ resolution. The smartphone is powered by the company’s NTXVISION software optimisation feature for enhancing colour and contrast of the screen in real-time. It is capable at real-time conversion SDR to HDR.

The Snapdragon 675 SoC is coupled with 6GB of RAM. The phone comes with a native storage of 128GB. A microSD card slot is available on the device for expanding its storage further. It has a 3,820mh battery that supports 18W rapid charging.

The TCL PLEX is fitted with a dual-LED flash assisted horizontal triple camera system. It comprises of a 48-megapixel primary lens with an f/1.8 aperture, a 16-megapixel ultrawide sensor with f/2.4 aperture and a depth sensor of 2-megapixels. Among the AI enhancements for photography, the PLEX also features Super Night Mode for brighter shots in dim light conditions. It is capable of shooting 960fps slow-motion videos. The punch-hole of the display home to its 24-megapixel selfie shooter.

A fingerprint reader is present on the rear of the device. The smartphone is loaded with Android 9 Pie that is customised with TCL UI. The preinstalled T-Cast app allows the phone to function as a remote control for TCL TVs. There is a programmable Smart Key on the device. It can be used to launch apps or access functions through single, double or long-press actions.

TCL PLEX Price and Availability

The PLEX is priced around €329 (~Rs. 26,100) and its coming to European markets in the last quarter of 2019. Obsidian Black and Opal White are the two colour editions of the smartphone. There is no word on the international availability of the device yet.

Anvinraj Valiyathara

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