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TCL officially announces the TCL 20 R 5G, an Android smartphone that combines TCL’s superior screen technology with the speeds made possible by 5G in a device worth less than €250.

As 5G coverage increases and more and more services depend on higher data transmission speeds, the mission 5G for All from TCL materializes with the TCL 20 R 5G, making a low-cost 5G an available option for more users.

The sizes of Apps and movie files are getting bigger and we are witnessing a global and inexorable shift towards video calling both at home and on the go. The TCL 20 R 5G offers fluid high definition video communication as well as lightning-fast download speed on both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) 5G networks. Goodbye endless waits and “frozen” faces on the screen!


Powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 700, the TCL 20 R 5G represents a perfect balance of performance and efficiency, offering more than enough capacity for a full day of fluid use. It also ensures an extended battery life thanks to the chipset’s 7nm processor, which delivers 28% higher energy efficiency compared to an equivalent 8nm processor.

Immersive Vision

In addition to the ultra-fast 5G, the TCL 20 R 5G offers an immersive screen with a smooth 90Hz refresh rate and a 180Hz touch sampling rate. Every touch, scroll and swipe on the TCL 20 R 5G screen is fast and easy, for an ultra smooth viewing experience. Users can also select an adaptive refresh rate with its energy saving benefits, in which the 90Hz refresh rate is enabled in selected scenarios.

It’s possible to get lost on the 6.52-inch screen with a V-notch and a screen-to-body ratio 90%. With a maximum brightness of 500 nits, the screen is also equipped with NXTVISION technology which offers image and video enhancements, blue light protection, and Reading and Eye Comfort modes. In addition to the pleasant viewing experience, the TCL 20 R 5G is optimized to ensure maximum satisfaction and minimal eye discomfort.

Sleek and full of features


At the rear of the device is a competent 13 MP Triple Camera, to capture unforgettable moments with excellent levels of detail and clarity. AI Auto-Enhancement ensures captured images are nuancedly optimized, while the 2MP dedicated depth lens and 2MP macro lens add versatility from portraits to close-up shots with great detail. Photos taken with the TCL 20 R 5G are perfect for sharing on messaging platforms and social networks.

Secure access to what you need is done in an instant with facial recognition and fingerprint sensor installed on the back of the device. The high-end 4500mAh battery lasts all day, translating into 10 hours of video, 34 hours of phone communication and 210 hours of audio playback.

The TCL 20 R 5G is also certified by Google as an Android Enterprise Recommended device. This certification demonstrates to businesses and individuals that the TCL 20 R 5G is committed to Google’s stringent business requirements through security updates and major regular and timely Android updates.

Boosting 5G with operators

The TCL 20 R 5G is a crucial element of TCL’s initiative 5G for All, launched at Mobile World Congress 2021. The initiative led TCL to develop a portfolio of equipment that brings 5G in an accessible way to all areas of consumers’ lives.


Even before MWC 2021, TCL positioned itself at the forefront of this vision with a 5G smartphone under €400, the TCL 10 5G launched in June 2020. With the launch of the TCL 20 5G in January 2021, 5G technology has become become even more affordable, and now, TCL democratizes even more the 5G with the TCL 20 R 5G, for just €249.

TCL’s 5G for All vision goes beyond consumer devices, having launched the new TCL LINKHUB 5G Outdoor Router. Designed to bring ultra-fast connectivity to consumers in more rural and suburban areas, once with poor internet access, it is a product that will change lives for the better, making smart homes and IoT solutions possible.

“TCL is more than a leader in innovation in smartphones, TV and wearables; our mission is to make important technologies accessible to the widest audience ever,” said Stefan Streit, Chief Marketing Officer of TCL Communication. “As the world begins to enjoy 5G in more areas, and services shift to reflect this demand for instant connectivity, the TCL 20 R 5G represents an incredible balance between affordability and high-speed mobile internet. With this balance, TCL has produced a future-oriented 5G phone, a reliable and quality device offered at an affordable value for everyone.”

The TCL 20 R 5G will be available in Portugal, in Granite Gray color at the end of September.

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