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.