Mobile World Congress is still happening, even if almost nobody is actually going, and TCL has kicked things off with a press event to announce some new products and services.
TCL has shown off the following:
- TCL NXTWEAR G wearable display glasses
- Multi-screen support for smartphones
- 5G CPE (outdoor 5G router)
- A new Family Watch
- A sneak peak at an upcoming affordable 5G phone
- A highly affordable Android Go mobile – the Alcatel 1
You can learn more from the press release below, and get a better idea of some of them from the embedded video.
TCL NXTWEAR G
Experience smart vision with TCL NXTWEAR G Wearable Display Glasses, a portable cinema for movie lovers, an immersive world for gamers, or a private space at home, work, or on your commute. Combining a sophisticated, foldable frameless design with a comfortable fit, NXTWEAR G showcases a stylish, reflective deep black exterior and a high-end look and feel.
No charging is required; the grab-and-go glasses are plug-and-play, so can be powered by your compatible laptop, tablet or smartphone. This creates a unique, fuss-free watching environment when matched with technology you already own.
Pioneering in display technology, TCL understands what makes a great viewing experience. This expertise is why the dual 1080p high-definition Sony FHD Micro OLED panels are perfectly positioned to deliver home theatre proportions, as NXTWEAR G emulates a 140-inch display with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
NXTWEAR G is compatible with more than 100 smartphones, hybrid two-in-one devices, and laptops from all major manufacturers, and will be available to buy in Australia beginning next month, with market availability to follow in select regions.
TCL’s Multi-Screen vision starts with whatever device you have on you, creating seamless flow as you move through physical and digital environments.
With Multi-Screen Collaboration, Windows 10 users can wirelessly edit, share and control content on their compatible TCL smartphone from their computer. Connected to the TCL 20 Pro 5G, your laptop has easy access to your phone’s files and photos, Android apps, and a shared clipboard.
Working across devices, as you switch from your laptop to a TCL 10 TABMAX tablet, you can continue a shared-screen experience, with your smartphone notifications appearing on your tab even if the phone is stowed in a bag or pocket, so you can just focus on one display at a time.
Cross-device collaboration also works on TVs. Watch high-resolution footage captured on your TCL 20 Pro 5G, enjoy your favourite binge-worthy shows, or simply create some ambience as you cast music to your TCL TV’s high-quality speakers.
Work across displays, minimize distractions and maximize experiences with TCL Multi-Screen Collaboration.
New 5G outdoor CPE
The TCL LINKHUB 5G outdoor CPE will use integrated, high-gain antennas to pick up the best 5G signals across all bands. This makes it ideal for people who in areas with fewer base stations, helping operators to grow their 5G subscriptions. By simply inserting a 5G SIM card into their unit, users will have access to download speeds of up to 4.67Gbps over sub-6Ghz transmission.
As a flexible, cost-effective last-mile solution, operators will see quick return on investment for the new CPE. The unit can be pole- or wall-mounted for a range of installation options, and is designed to withstand types of weather, with IP67-rated waterproof and dustproof housing, lightning protection and an operating temperature range of -40°C to +55°C.
MOVETIME Family Watch 2
Building on the success of the original MOVETIME Family Watch, the new smartwatch includes features that help kids to explore the world while giving parents peace of mind. These include more precise location tracking, an improved camera, larger screen and 40 percent higher battery capacity.
Since child safety comes first, the MOVETIME Family Watch 2 uses real-time geolocation to show where the wearer is at all times and logs a full location history. Safe zone geofencing also means that if they stray outside the designated area their parents have chosen, an alert is sent to the parents’ phones.
4G voice, video calls and text messages can be enabled with a Nano SIM card, so that parents can instantly communicate with their kids. A one-touch SOS call button also means young users can reach emergency contacts without any delay.
To make sure the MOVETIME Family Watch 2 is ideally suited to its young users, TCL developed a dedicated Kids UI to sit behind the 1.54” screen. Intelligent and easy to use, Kids UI lets children personalize their home screen with colourful wallpapers.
The MOVETIME Family Watch 2 ships across Europe in mid-August 2021 starting at €149.
5G for all
Innovating across product categories is one string in TCL’s bow, and another is driving affordable 5G solutions for all. TCL has been a 5G pioneer for years, having debuted one of the first 5G USB terminals, created specifically for users on the go. It followed up with a portfolio of 5G smartphones at accessible prices, including the TCL 20 Pro 5G, launched earlier this year – a 5G champion that delivers flagship experiences where it matters, despite mid-range pricing.
This principle of democratising world-changing technology is a core feature in TCL’s mission and proposition. It’s also one of the innovators that has pledged to drive forward in the future, with the promise of bringing an exciting, and most affordable TCL 5G smartphone yet later this year.
Alcatel 1 – Reliable essentials in a compact design
The Alcatel 1 offers users all the smartphone essentials they need, in a compact, stylish design. Powered by a Quad-core chipset, the Alcatel 1 runs Android 11 (Go edition) for fast performance that lets users switch quickly and easily between apps. Smart Manager helps keep performance fluid, through intelligent app management, memory optimisation, and battery-saving modes.
With a 5-inch 18:9 display, the Alcatel 1 is ideal for watching videos on the move, with a curved bezel that provides a comfortable, rounded grip. Meanwhile, the finely carved texture on the back provides a non-slip, anti-fingerprint surface and a moving light effect that complements the phone’s delicate aesthetic.
The Alcatel 1 was created with a smart, easy, user experience in mind. When taking a photo, face tracking helps you keep you and your friends in focus. And Eye Comfort mode reduces the amount of blue light from your screen, helping you to reduce eye strain.
The Alcatel 1 ships in Europe from August 2021, in Volcano Black or AI Aqua, starting at €59.