TCL makes some decent, inexpensive phones, and for Black Friday, they're getting even cheaper. Starting today, you can pick up two of TCL's 2020 models, the 10L and the 10 Pro, starting at just $175 from several retailers. For the 10L in particular, that's a great deal — Ryne was impressed with it even at full price.
You can't really beat the convenience of true wireless earbuds — they're portable, lightweight, and these days you can get an insane amount of playtime out of them. Oftentimes they can run a bit on the steep side, though. TCL has a solution for that: its ACTV500TWS true wireless earbuds are on sale today for just $60 ($40 off) on Amazon.
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It wasn't long ago that we were lamenting the "5G tax" in high-end devices. As recently as this summer, many phones were launching at astronomical prices, solely because they were able to pull marginally faster mobile data speeds in certain markets (in theory, at least). Today, 5G is still dubiously useful to most consumers, but a series of competent, competitively-priced 5G phones like the Samsung Galaxy A71, Galaxy S20 FE, Pixel 4a 5G, and, to an extent, even the Pixel 5 have changed our thinking about what 5G access has to cost.
The new Verizon-exclusive TCL 10 5G UW pushes the affordable 5G envelope even further.
TCL TVs are among the better options if you're looking to buy a set on a budget even when you want all the bells and whistles like 4K, HDR, and some capable smart TV functionality. That's true for TCL's 4-Series with Android TV. Target currently offers the 65-inch model for only $230, which is $170 off the regular $400 price tag. You can even pick it up in-store if you prefer not to have it shipped.
Verizon started rolling out 5G Nationwide support to existing devices earlier this month, but today it's announcing a phone that works on its other 5G network, too. The company's ultra wideband coverage is only available in parts of select cities, but this new device from TCL is the most affordable way to get access to Verizon's highest 5G UW speeds as well as its 5G Nationwide network.
Google TV is the hot new TV platform on the street, but it's still based on Android TV, which isn't going anywhere. TCL is one manufacturer that produces smart televisions with Android TV built-in, and now you can get one of the company's 55-inch models for just $249.99 at Best Buy.
Ever since the US tightened the noose on Huawei with various extensions of the trade ban, the Chinese manufacturer is in deep trouble, potentially left off without vital phone components. That appears to be the reason why the company might be working on restructuring its business and refocus its efforts on its own higher-end lineup. Reuters reports that Huawei is looking to sell parts of its subdivision Honor to Digital China, Xiaomi, or TCL.
I don't hear many people praising Android on tablets. (Chromebook tablets are the hot new thing in 2020.) But somebody forgot to tell TCL, apparently, because the budget phone manufacturer has launched a new 8" tablet. The TCL TAB might be a Verizon exclusive running an old version of Android, but it does have a surprise or two waiting.
IFA 2020 may be virtual, but that's not stopping our favorite mobile tech companies from announcing all their latest hardware. TCL's already enjoyed some success this year with pretty solid budget phones, and now it's turning its attention to tablets, introducing a pair of affordable new slates and sharing word of a low-power screen technology we can hope to see in an upcoming device.
TCL is a bit under the radar when it comes to audio equipment, but it did make a splash with us earlier this year for its $80 active noise canceling wireless earbuds. Another big hit for people with spare change is the over-ear MTRO200BT headphones — they launched back in spring for $40, but are now even more affordable at 40% off on Amazon.