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TCL 20 5G and TCL 20 SE smartphones announced at CES 2021


The first virtual-event of the CES 2021 has started and TCL, which is popular as a Smart TV brand, begins its year with a bang. The company has launched the successors of the TCL 10 smartphones from last year.

TCL 20 5G, 20 SE Price, Availability

TCL’s new smartphones will comprise of the TCL 20 SE, TCL 20 5G, TCL 20 Pro 5G, TCL 20L, and TCL 20S. Among these, the company is currently launching two devices- TCL 20 5G and TCL 20 SE.

You can get the TCL 20 5G in 6GB + 128GB variant for a price of €299. The device will be available in Europe following which you can expect in other regions in the coming months. The TCL 20 SE, on the other hand, will be an entry-level device retailing at €149. It will be available in Asia Pacific, LATAM later in 2021.

TCL 20 5G, 20 SE Specifications and Features

Talking about the TCL 20 5G first, it has a Glass Build on both sides. Sporting either a Mist Gray or Placid Blue color, the device measures 166.2 x 76.8 x 9.1 mm and weighs 206g. As the name goes, it is the successor to the TCL 10 5G but it sports a mid-range SoC. Besides, it features a 6.67-inch FHD+ LCD display.

Barring the SoC, TCL hasn’t compromised on premium features as the 20:9 punch-hole display supports HDR10. Under the hood, you get the Snapdragon 690 5G SoC. This is paired with Adreno 619L GPU, DDR4x RAM, and UFS 2.1 storage.


For the Triple-cameras, it has a 48MP f/1.8 main, 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide, and a 2MP macro. Upfront, you get an 8MP f/2.0 selfie shooter. Other features include a 4,500mAh battery with 18W charging, USB-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, microSD slot, Wi-Fi 5GHz, Bluetooth 5.1, side-mounted fingerprint, and Android 10(11 via OTA).

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TCL 20 SE is an out-of-nowhere entry-level device from the company. It’s a bit bigger than the TCL 20 but has inferior specs. Measuring 172.08 x 77.14 x 9.1mm and weighing the same as the 206g, TCL would have probably balanced it on the build material.


The device features a 6.82-inch HD+ LCD display with a waterdrop notch. Since it’s taller, it has a 20.5:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, Snapdragon 460 SoC powers the device paired with 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC/128GB UFS 2.1 storage.

As for the optics, it has a quad-camera layout with 48MP f/2.0/16MP f/1.8 main, 5MP wide-angle, and two 2MP sensor. Upfront, there is either a 13MP f/2.2/8MP f/2.0 sensor for selfies. Other features include a 5,000mAh battery with 18W charging, rear fingerprint, microSD(up to 256GB), Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, FM Radio, NFC, and Android 11.

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