TCL 20 Pro 5G looks to wow smartphone shoppers with its display

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Once again, TCL is betting that the way to smartphone shoppers' hearts is through a handset's display. The 6.67-inch panels on the TCL 20 Pro, TCL 20L+ and TCL 20L are the highlight of these newly unveiled phones.

It's not a bad strategy for TCL, which also made displays the focus of last year's TCL 10 series. That helped those phones — the first that TCL marketed under its own name after years of building handsets for other companies — stand out from the crowd. The TCL 10 Pro was particularly impressive, packing a flagship quality display into a phone that cost less than $500.

So what does TCL do for an encore? Here's a closer look at the TCL 20 Pro, TCL 20L+ and TCL 20L, and how these three new devices measure up.

TCL 20 series specs

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Row 0 - Cell 0 TCL 20 ProTCL 20L+TCL 20L
Android version111111
Display6.67-inch AMOLED (2400 x 1080)6.67-inch (2400 x 1080)6.67-inch (2400 x 1080)
CPUSnapdragon 750GSnapdragon 662Snapdragon 662
Rear cameras48MP (f/1.80, 16MP (f/2.4) ultrawide, 5MP (f/2.2) macro, 2MP (f/2.4) depth64MP (f/1.8), 8MP (f/2.2) ultrawide, 2MP (f/2.4) macro, 2MP (f/2.4) depth48MP (f/2.0), 8MP (f/2.2) ultrawide, 2MP (f/2.4) macro, 2MP (f/2.4) depth
Front camera32MP (f/2.45)16MP (f/2.2)16MP (f/2.2)
Battery4,500 mAh5,000 mAh5,000 mAh
ColorsMoondust Gray, Marine BlueMilky Way Gray, North Star BlueEclipse Black, Luna Blue

TCL 20 Pro 5G

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The star of the show is the TCL 20 Pro with its new NXTVISION 2.0 display. TCL claims that this provide better color accuracy and AI-based color adjustments to match what's on-screen. It features four cameras: a 48MP main shooter, 16MP ultrawide, 5MP macro and 2MP depth. 

Powering the phone is a Snapdragon 750G and a 4,500 mAh battery. It packs plenty of storage at 256GB paired with 6GB of RAM. There's also a micro SD card slot. It will be available in the UK, Italy and Portugal initially with other markets to follow for €549. North American price and availability will come at a later date.

TCL 20L+

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Taking quite a step down in price is the new TCL 20L+. This phone still sports a fancy display and four cameras. The 20L+ is the first phone to feature TÜV Rheinland-certified Circular Polarization Display technology, which allows you to see your display accurately while wearing sunglasses.

The phone runs a Snapdragon 662, 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It will be available in the UK, Italy and Portugal, with more markets to come. You can grab one for just €269. North America will receive the TCL 20S, which is similar in function and form to the 20L+, but specific to that region.


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Coming in as the budget option, the TCL 20L is a slight step down from the 20L+. It packs in the same screen, same processor and same 5,000 mAh battery. It will have either 4GB or 6GB of RAM, depending on the market, with 128GB of storage.

The biggest difference lies in the cameras. Whereas the 20L+ has a 64MP main shooter, the 20L has a 48MP. Otherwise, it's the same camera-wise. You can get a TCL 20L in the UK, Italy, and Portugal (with more regions coming later) for €229.

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