Friday, 30 September 2016

TCL 950 with Snapdragon 820 SoC, 21MP camera announced

China based TCL, Alcatel's parent company has announced a new smartphone called TCL 950. The handset is a flagship device with high-end specs, and is expected to be re-branded as BlackBerry DTEK60 for international market.

The TCL 950 features 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED 2.5D curved glass display and is powered by Snapdragon 820 processor processor backed by Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB RAM. On-board storage is 64GB, which can be expanded via microSD card.

It gets 21MP Sony IMX230 rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and 4K video recording. On the front there's 8MP 84-degree wide-angle camera for selfies.

Connectivity duties are handled by hybrid dual-SIM slots, 4G LTE w/ VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and USB Type-C. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is fueled by 3000mAh battery, which supports Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology.

The handset also boasts fingerprint scanner, ARM TrustZone technology, dual speakers and dual NXP Smart PA amplifier chips.

The TCL 950 is priced at CNY 3299 ($494 | Rs. 33, 000) and will be available in its home market, soon in Silver and Gold hues. 

A day ago, BlackBerry announced that it will stop manufacturing smartphones and instead outsource it to partners. The company's upcoming DTEK60 will reportedly be a re-branded TCL 950, but will have QHD resolution instead of FHD (1080p).

1 comment:

  1. The TCL 950 phone primary camera sources its 21-Megapixel sensor from Sony (IMX230) and has an f/2.2 aperture. The phone 8-Megapixel front selfie camera has the same aperture. And yes, those are stereo speakers.