Last April, we told you about a bevy of new TCL series 10 phones, including the TCL 10 5G. We didn’t know then if or when it would come to the U.S. or for what price. Now, we know the $399 phone is coming to Verizon, and it will arrive on October 29.
Don’t confuse the TCL 10 5G UW (what a name) with the similarly named TCL 10 Pro or TCL 10 lite. Though they may look the same at first glance, they do vary in specs. Of the three, the TCL 10 5G UW is the largest, thanks to its 6.53-inch 1080 x 2340 display.
It also uses the newest process a bunch, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, to gain 5G compatibility. You’ll get a 4,500 mAh battery, 6GBs of RAM, and 64 GBs of storage. The rear camera is a three-array fair, including a 48 MP main camera, 8 MP super-wide camera, and a 5 MP macro camera. As the UW in the name applies, the TCL 10 5G UW will support Verizon’s ultrawide 5G bands, which promises download speeds up to 25 times faster than 4G LTE.
The backside sports a fingerprint sensor, and you can also use Android’s face unlock. Against the norm, you get a headphone jack as well as a USB-C port for charging. If you’re in a hurry, it supports Qualcomm Quick Charge, and you can use the phone to charge your other devices, thanks to On-The-Go Reverse Charging.
Unfortunately, the TCL 10 5G UW comes with Android 10, despite Android 11’s availability, and TCL is only promising one major OS update. That’ll get you to Android 11, but not beyond. You’ll get two years of quarterly security updates as well.
The TCL 10 5G UW goes on sale at Verizon starting October 29 and comes in Diamond Grey..