TCL, licensed makers of Alcatel, BlackBerry and Palm smartphones
has announced it will enter the Australian smartphone marker in its own right, initially
with the TCL Plex and TCL 4G MOVETIME Family Watch (formerly branded Alcatel) to
help keep families connected wherever they go.
It is part of a broader range of devices launched by TCL
Communication at IFA, including new Alcatel models and fresh updates to its
foldable display concept devices, with the first commercial launch set for
release in 2020.
Sam Skontos, VP & Regional Managing Director South East Asia & Pacific, TCL Communication, said,
“It is exciting to be launching the TCL brand in smartphones and wearables into Australia. TCL’s legacy in display technology is second to none and with the TCL PLEX and future devices we bring this display know-how to Australian consumers with excellence in display technology, camera and design.”
All new TCL and Alcatel mobile devices use displays from TCL
sister company, CSOT. The TCL PLEX smartphone features the company’s Dotch display
first revealed at Mobile World Congress 2019. The new foldable smartphone
concepts from TCL have also introduced an all-new Butterfly Hinge system to
complement the company’s proprietary Dragon Hinge technology.
Brief TCL Plex specifications
6.53-inch, 2340 x 1080, 395ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, 90% STBR, TCL NXTVISION,
HDR (upscale), Eye Comfort (removes up to 66% Blue Light)
With the TCL MOVETIME Family Watch (MT40), parents can keep
in contact with their children via direct two-way 4G calling, video calling,
photo-sharing and messaging. It should not be affected by the growing ban on
smartphones at school.
Geofencing and geolocation give parents peace of mind. The
SOS button ensures quick response if a child feels unsafe. With customisable
geofencing, it sends notifications if your child leaves the prescribed safe
zones, helping to easily supervise and keep track of where your child has
visited, including its convenient location history function.
Two-way video calling with a built-in camera and 4G
connectivity, the MOVETIME Family Watch helps you easily check-in to see how
your kids are doing. Kids can easily connect with family and share their day by
direct calling, sending pictures, voice messages and emojis in one-on-one or
It has a pedometer to track steps, calories burned and
distance walked. The clock has alarm and School Time Mode so your kids will be
up on time and never distracted in class.
Its colourful design is kid-friendly and parent-approved
with durable materials, IP65 waterproofing, a replaceable band and a 1.3-inch
colour display with a changeable watch face.
The TCL MOVETIME Family Watch will be available in Australia from mid-November at Big W and Australia Post with a recommended retail price of A$199.
Alcatel 3T 10 Tablet and Audio Station dock for a Hands-Free 2-in-1 System
At $324, it is a 10-inch tablet with HD screen with Google Assistant and its own speaker dock. It is exclusive to Telstra and you can buy a 4G monthly data pack.
10-inch, 1280 x 800 pixels, 16:10, 151ppi IPS, 71.2% STBR
MT8765B, Quad-Core (4 x 1.28GHz)
2/16GB/MicroSD card up to 128GB
2MP Front and Rear Cameras; 720p video
3 microphones with noise cancellation
3.5mm jack (built-in)
4080mAh up to 8 hours of use; 4-hour charge
260 x 156.6 x 9 mm x 450g
Android 9 and Google Assistant
Voice and face recognition (30° detection radius and 106 points)