Screen upgrades come to the paper-like TCL NXTPAPER 11 tablet


Adding to its range of mobile and tablet devices, TCL has announced several new entries at MWC 2023, headlined by the TAB 11 and TCL NXTPAPER 11, with blue light-reducing technology.

TCL previously announced multiple mobile devices at CES 2023 earlier in the year, including the NXTPAPER 12 Pro and the TCL 40 Series phones. One of the major features of the NXTPAPER 11 is the use of TCL NXTPAPER 2.0 display technology, touted as a major improvement over the previous screen.

Main features and a 2.0 screen upgrade

Billed as a multimedia consumption device, the TCL TAB 11 is a large 11-inch tablet with a 5:3 2K display. Under the hood is 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a long-lasting 8,000mAh battery. Available in Wi-Fi and LTE versions, the TAB 11 also supports reverse charging to other devices in addition to compatibility with the optional T-pen stylus.

Meanwhile, the paper-like TCL NXTPAPER 11 includes many similar features, including an 8,000mAh battery and an 11-inch 2K screen, while it also has an 8MP front wide-angle camera and quad speakers for videoconferencing. Last year’s NXTPAPER 10S model was only Ful HD and 10.1 inches, so it appears TCL is aiming for bigger and better.


What’s particularly notable about this latest model is the upgraded NXTPAPER 2.0 display. In our review of the NXTPAPER 10S, we found that its dim display hampered the experience. This time around, with the NXTPAPER 11, the blue light-reduced technology is reportedly up to 150% brighter, now 500 nits. TCL says that devices using the new 2.0 tech should be easier to use in bright light situations due to anti-glare display advancements. Plus, an integrated sensor adjusts the screen’s colour temperature based on available light in order to ease eye strain.

TCL NXTPAPER 11 and TCL TAB 11 release date and price

Exact Australian details for the upcoming tablets are to be confirmed, but we do have a general indication of what to expect. Both the TCL NXTPAPER 11 and TCL TAB 11 launch in Europe first in May 2023. The NXTPAPER 11 starts at US$249, while the TAB 11’s price is US$179 (Wi-Fi) and US$209 (LTE). We’ll keep an eye on the company’s local website to see if any local details become available.

TCL also announced several new phones as part of the TCL 40 Series, although most of these are exclusive to North America for the time being. Of these, the 4G TCL 40 XL launches in May 2023 for US$149, while the TCL 40 X 5G and TCL 40 XE 5G arrive overseas in June 2023 for US$199 and US$169 respectively. Another new phone out now in Europe is the TCL 406, the company’s cheapest Android 13 4G phone at $US119, featuring a 5,000mAh battery.

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