TCL has announced the PLEX today, and we got a chance to go hands-on with what could very well be the defining midrange phone of 2019.
At the €329 price point you get a fair bit: a 6.53-inch display, Snapdragon 675 processor, 6 GB of RAM, a 3,820 mAh battery, and a triple camera array. Traditionally we've only seen comparable processing power and displays in more expensive phones.
We're most familiar with TCL's work producing the a wide range of TVs. They've made a good name for themselves in finding a balance between price and quality on this front, and we expect they will apply the same enginuity in their renewed smartphone efforts. TCL also builds a wide range of other electronics, including wireless headphones, which closely straddles their smartphone business, but also air conditioners, fridges, washers, and small appliances. It's a well-rounded company with ample expertise to complement the PLEX and provide the phone a home within a larger connected ecosystem.
We're eager to spend more time with the TCL PLEX as soon as it launches Q4 of this year in Europe.
TCL is getting in on the mobile scene with a bang with their first mid-range device. Their strong experience in TVs and phones licensed for other brands is truly coming to bear.
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