TCL 20L+ smartphone offers mid-tier features for entry-level money

    If you’ve looked at the price of modern flagship phones, you’ll know they are outrageously priced, regularly costing between A$1,500 and A$2,000. Obviously these are well out of the price point of many smartphone owners. Thankfully there’s a new mid-tier smartphone from TCL that is not A$1,000, not even $500, but comes with a set of features that suggests it should cost most.

    After recently launching the premium 20 5G and 20 SE smartphones, TCL Mobile has unveiled the TCL 20L+ smartphone as part of its broader 20 Series range.

    The TCL 20L+ features a high definition quad camera, dazzling display, automatic adaptive brightness and is the first phone to receive Circular Polarisation Certification and Low Blue Light Certifications.

    The full local 20 Series range includes the TCL 20 5G ($499), TCL 20L+ ($399) and TCL 20 SE ($299), it’s available now.

    “Today’s launch of the TCL 20L+ reinforces our commitment to bring intelligent display technology and a range of other innovative features to beautifully designed and highly affordable smartphones. When combined with the 20 5G and 20 SE, also available from today, we are giving Australian consumers some compelling options for under $500 from a global leader in screen technology.”

    David Vieira, Director of Product Marketing, South East Asia, TCL Communication.

    TCL 20L+ – Advanced photography and aesthetic design

    The TCL 20L+ stands out for its display, advanced photographic features for its price and dazzling starlight design. The TCL 20L+ is the very first phone to come with TÜV Rheinland Circular Polarization Certification and Low Blue Light Certification, allowing users to see their display, while wearing sunglasses, with natural colours in any environment. A suite of viewing modes ensure optimal viewing in a variety of environments.

    Featuring a large HD+ screen, TCL 20L+ allows users to watch their favourite movies and TV shows in clear detail with NXTVISION display optimization, while the adaptive brightness up to 500 nits automatically delivers the best viewing experience.

    The TCL 20L+ has a high definition 64MP quad camera that provides optimal clarity and colour reproduction. Included in the setup is a backlight selfie cam and Super Night mode, presenting the people around the shot and its surroundings in the best possible light.

    Featuring a sleek and stylish design, the back panel features more than a million prismatic crystal pits to create a sparkling, light-reflective surface. Resistant to fingerprints and scratches, the style of the 20L+ is not outweighed by its durability, allowing consumers to take the device on-the-go without a worry.

    The TCL 20L+ is available today with an RRP of $399 from Harvey Norman and Officeworks.

    TCL Multi-Screen Collaboration

    As part of the 20 Series range of smartphones, the 20L+ joins the 20 5G and 20 SE that features upcoming multi-screen collaboration that will make it possible to seamlessly transfer files and multimedia from one device to another through simple wireless connections like Bluetooth, Wifi or NFC. 

    This will encompass TCL’s 20 Series smartphones, tablets, televisions and PCs.

    You can see from the specs in the middle column below, the 20L+ packs some serious specs for a great price.

    TCL 20 5GTCL 20L+TCL 20 SE
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    6.67-inch FHD+ Dotch display6.67-inch FHD+ Dotch display6.82-inch V-notch display
    Mist Gray & Placid BlueMilky Way Gray & North Star BlueNuit Black
    8nm octa-core Snapdragon 690Qualcomm Snapdragon 662Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
    TCL UI, Android 10TCL UI, Android 11TCL UI, Android 11
    6GB RAM + 128GB, 6GB RAM + 256GB6GB RAM (LPDDR4x) + 256 GB ROM (UFS 2.1)4GB RAM + 64GB (eMCP) / 4GB RAM + 128GB ROM (UFS2.1) 2
    Rear: 48MP + 8MP + 2MPRear: 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MPRear: 48MP/16MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP
    Front: 8MPFront: 16MPFront: 13MP/8MP
    10X digital zoom, Google Lens, EIS, HDR, in-recording snapshots, LED flash, Light Trace Mode, Panorama Mode, photo filters.LED flash, 2 x lossless zoom, HDR, Snapshot in video recording, Face detection, Scene detection 2.0, Google lens.Dual LED flash (single tone), 4x digital zoom, HDR, Snapshot in video recording, Night mode.
    Fingerprint (side-mounted)Fingerprint (side-mounted)Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
    Fast charging 18WFast charging 18WFast charging 18W

    Price and availability

    The full lineup of TCL smartphones are priced between A$299 and A$499.

    • TCL 20 5G – $499 – Available now at Harvey Norman and Officeworks.
    • TCL 20L+ – $399 – Available now at Harvey Norman and Officeworks.
    • TCL 20 SE – $299 – Available now at Officeworks.
    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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