TCL Launches Phones With Paper Like Screens For Eye Comfort

TCL has unveiled its cutting-edge NxtPaper display technology, which is focused on improving eye comfort and reducing glare. It is interesting to note that it also guarantees brilliant color reproduction while being resistant to fingerprints.

Version 2.0 of this technology was unveiled by the company this year, however it is now only included in a small number of products, notably three tablets and one convertible laptop. With the launch of the new TCL 40 NxtPaper and TCL 40 NxtPaper 5G smartphones, it is at last available on smartphones.

40 NxtPapers from TCL

The 6.78″ LCD display on the TCL 40 NxtPaper has a high refresh rate of 90Hz and a 20.5:9 aspect ratio with Full HD+ quality. Notably, it includes a specific e-reader mode that skillfully converts the UI to grayscale to offer a more comfortable reading experience for the eyes.

This device has a unique feature that allows it to also work as a notepad. This is made possible by an extra case that comes with a T-Pen pen. The NxtPaper technology consists of several layers, one of which impressively simulates the tactile experience of using a real pen and paper while using the stylus.

The phone is powered by the Helio G88 CPU, which is also paired with a sizable 8 GB of RAM (which can be expanded by up to 8GB of virtual RAM) and 256 GB of storage. A microSD slot is conveniently included in a triple card slot that also holds two SIM cards for individuals who need more storage space.

With a triple camera system, the configuration includes a 50MP primary module with a 1/2.76″ sensor and 0.64 m pixels, a 5MP ultra-wide lens with a wide 115° field of view, and a 2MP macro module to complete the set-up.

A 32MP sensor (with a 1/3.45″ sensor size and 0.65 m pixels) on the front takes selfies and enables video calls. Videos in 1080p at 30 frames per second can be captured using the front and back cameras.

The big 5,010 mAh battery in this gadget can be charged quickly at 33W utilizing the USB-PD 3.0 protocol. Reaching 50% charge may be accomplished in just about 30 minutes, while a full battery recharge takes approximately 100 minutes. The retail packing comes with both the 33W charger and the USB-C 2.0 cable.

As of launch, the TCL 40 NxtPaper will cost $215 in Europe.

TCL 40 NxtPaper 5G

The TCL 40 NxtPaper 5G successfully combines the company’s well-known eye-comfort display technology with the improved capabilities of a 5G connection, living up to its name.

Despite having a screen that is 6.6 inches smaller than usual, it nevertheless has a high refresh rate of 90Hz and continues to support the T-Pen pen. While sporting an HD+ resolution (20:9), the display’s capacity to adapt to changing lighting situations is maintained thanks to a typical NxtPaper feature that changes the color temperature.

The device, which focuses on offering cutting-edge connectivity at an affordable price, uses the Dimensity 6020 chipset and has a big 256 GB storage capacity. However, the RAM allocation has been decreased to 6 GB (with an additional 6 GB virtual capacity). Users of dual card slots can choose between using two SIM cards or one SIM and a microSD card.

Android 13 with the unique NxtPaper UI comes pre-installed on both phones. TCL promises security fixes and at least one significant operating system update for a minimum of two years. More updates could still be made, but any decisions will be made in due time.

The triple camera setup from the 5G model is still present, led by a sizable 50MP primary module with a 1/2.76″ sensor and 0.64 mm pixel size. A 2MP macro camera and an extra 2MP depth sensor are placed at the back to support this.

Notably, the selfie camera now only features an 8MP sensor. Both the front and rear cameras are limited to 1080p films at a frame rate of 30fps.

Although there isn’t a supported charging brick in the box, the device’s 5,000 mAh battery provides 15W charging capability.

The TCL 40 NxtPaper 5G will cost $270, which is a touch more expensive than its non-5G brother.

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