The Chinese Phone maker TCL has just launched its latest line of budget smartphones in the positively ginormous and really bottomless Chinese market. The TCL 500 as its known comes in both Gold and Grey variants, both equipped with a durable polycarbonate shell casing. The price is just 899 Yuan, which is really impressive and extremely competitive considering the phone specifications. While there are numerous alternatives out there to it, these are both higher priced and higher spec and available solely online, unlike the TCL 500. The TCL Company additionally owns the Alcatel brand and have even started manufacturing smartphones for Blackberry. Thus, the duo of the Blackberry DTEK50 and DTEK60 smartphones are really TCL rebranded devices.
The TCL 500 comes with curved rear edges and textured finish. The home button additionally sports the latest rage- a fingerprint sensor which is supposed to be able to unlock the device in around half a second. Each unique fingerprint can also be customized to open a chosen app. WeChat and AliPay are also supported by the fingerprint sensor.
The device sports a colorful 5.5 inch IPS display with full HD -1920 X1080 Pixels. It’s powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core processor able to sprint at 1.88GHZ, which is coupled to a Mali-T860 GPU. 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage completes the rest of the ensemble. The storage can be expanded via SD card upto 128 GB. The camera is 13.0 MP on the back and has a 5.0 MP front selfie-shooter. Battery capacity is rated at 2960 mAh, capable of a full day’s usage. Dual sim standby, 4G VoLTE, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and Micro USB 2.0 completes the specifications and enables you to connect to and with the globe.