TCL Officially Unwraps Two New Phones: TCL 950 and TCL 580

Two days ago, Unbox reported the semi-official TENAA specifications for Chinese brand TCL’s premium phone, the TCL 950.

With a powerful Snapdragon 820 chipset under its hood, the sleek TCL 950 is the company’s newest flagship device. TCL also unveiled its little sibling, the TCL 580, during the recent product event.


TCL 950

  • 2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor
  • Adreno 530 graphics processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 5.5-inch FHD AMOLED display, 1920 x 1080 resolution, 2.5D curved glass
  • 64GB expandable storage, up to 128GB via microSD
  • 21-megapixel rear camera, Sony IMX230 optics, f/2.2 aperture, phase detection AF
  • 8-megapixel front camera, f/2.2 aperture
  • Dual SIM
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS
  • Fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C port, dual stereo speakers
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (Custom UI)
  • 3000mAh battery, non-removable, Quick Charge 3.0


TCL 580

  • 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor
  • Mali T860 graphics processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 5-inch HD AMOLED display, 1280 x 720 resolution
  • 32GB expandable storage, via microSD
  • 13-megapixel rear camera, f/2.0 aperture, phase detection AF
  • 5-megapixel front camera, f/2.2 aperture
  • Dual SIM
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS
  • 2460mAh battery, non-removable

The premium TCL 950 is pegged at 3299 CNY (~Php 24K) while the TCL 580 will be priced at the 1399 CNY (~Php 10.1K) mark.

Various tech bloggers have earlier noted that the TCL 950 is basically the FHD version of Blackberry’s upcoming DTEK60, which shares almost the same key specs, but with a QHD display instead. Consumers looking for a better screen resolution might want to wait for the DTEK60, albeit at an expected higher price point.

Related: Blackberry’s “Argon” Phone to be Launched as the DTEK60

The TCL 950 and the TCL 580 will be sold in online Chinese stores starting October 10. No word yet from TCL on future availability in other markets.

Source: GSMArena, PhoneRadar

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