CES 2022 is underway and TCL Mobile have taken advantage of the show by making some big announcements on a wide range of new products. These aren’t little tidbits of news. TCL are going all in! TCL are expanding into laptops for the first time; they are also commercialising its paper-like NXTPAPER technology in a new tablet; they have launched its second generation NXTWEAR AIR Wearable Display Glasses while showcasing its vision for smart glasses; and it has announced its new flagship 30-Series of smartphones with two US-specific models that give prelude of what is to come for global markets.
TCL have launched 11 products across smartphones, tablets, wearables and audio in the past six months in Australia. DRN have been fortunate to review quite a few of its mobile phones this year, including giving one away, and we are always impressed. Stay tuned for a review of their recent 20R 5G mobile phone early next week! (Spoiler: Kevin is extremely impressed with the performance of it for its price point!) With the CES 2022 announcements, more tech is on the way!
So, without further delay, the highlights of the announcements!
Wear your smart tech: TCL NXTWEAR AIR Wearable Display Glasses
TCL unveiled the TCL NXTWEAR AIR, which is TCL’s second-generation wearable display glasses. These are new, stylish glasses that combine exceptional display technology and rich, premium design. They also have 30% less weight and are a more comfortable fit than previous generation glasses. All of this delivers the ultimate in entertainment and productivity.
Watch, game and work anywhere as NXTWEAR AIR untethers users from offices, living rooms and small airplane screens, freeing them to enjoy their content. These glasses are perfect for commuters, whether traveling regularly for work by train or plane. Viewing movies on the TCL NXTWEAR AIR creates a blockbuster viewing experience. A nail-biting sporting event turns a dull journey to the office into a thrilling ride.
With dual 1080p Micro OLED displays, the TCL NXTWEAR AIR delivers ample detail, punchy, rich and vibrant colours, as well as deep shadows and inky blacks. It creates an expansive, immersive viewing environment. Basically, compare wearing these to watching a 140-inch screen from 4 metres away! A viewing experience with these is similar to being in a movie theatre.
A 47 pixels-per-degree resolution means the TCL NXTWEAR AIR delivers a cinema-like level of clarity too, and with dual speakers, it plays back stereo audio for spatial effects. Thankfully, privacy is also a consideration with the ability to connect your own wired or wireless headphones.
TCL created its second generation of wearable display glasses, NXTWEAR AIR, with a focus on comfort and style. At only 75g with standard lens, these portable displays won’t weigh users down. The NXTWEAR AIR comes with two exchangeable front lenses, so its look can match each users’ individual style.
Thanks to Type-C connection, NXTWEAR AIR is also compatible with a wide range of smartphones (more than 100), supporting battery-free plug and play connectivity, while also working with many laptops and tablets.
New Tablets are on the way with the TCL NXTPAPER 10s
The TCL NXTPAPER 10s is designed specifically with a focus on eye protection. Blue right reduction is front and center, with the feature built directly into both the tablet’s software and hardware. Its paper-like display design utilises 10 layers of protection to retain natural colours, setting an industry standard. The display is TÜV certified and reduces blue light through the screen by over 50%. Users will also enjoy clear viewing from any angle due to the display’s anti-glare finish.
This innovation makes looking at screens much safer and more comfortable. Ultimately, this provides an overall better user experience. Students, academics and educators alike will find they can annotate their essays and read documents without irritation.
The TCL NXTPAPER 10s also can be paired with the company’s proprietary T Pen. With the T Pen, this tablet is ideal for studying or writing down notes on the pressure sensitive screen. Its 8000mAh battery results in more than a full day of learning, entertainment and creativity can be unleashed. Folio Keyboard and Writing Board accessories help boost on-the-go productivity further still.
TCL goes into laptops! Introducing the TCL BOOK 14 Go
In very exciting news, TCL is expanding its product range to laptops! TCL will first launch into the range with the TCL BOOK 14 Go. This is a Windows 11 laptop designed for students and young professionals entering the working world.
It features a slim bezel and striking metal frame, making the TCL BOOK 14 Go both immersive and sleek. Measuring at 13.95 mm thin, one of the thinnest in its price range, it comes with an ample 14.1-inch display, weighs only 1.3kg and is super portable. Perfect for students, just slip it out of a backpack, flip it open and start working, whether in a café, on a train, or in a lecture hall.
Featuring 4G LTE connectivity and excellent battery life, users can be reassured they can get an essay, report, or assignment complete anytime, anywhere. Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c ARM-based architecture makes it easy to turn the laptop on in a flash while delivering up to 12-hour battery life, getting students and professionals through a full day of learning. With seamless switching between Wi-Fi and 4G, customers won’t have to hunt for Wi-Fi or use mobile hotspots anymore. It is safer for privacy and more convenient.
TCL BOOK 14 Go runs Microsoft’s Windows 11, so students will be able to create multiple virtual desktops – one for school or work, and another for personal life, and Microsoft’s new operating system is loaded with other enhanced features to help boost productivity.
TCL 144Hz Mini LED TV
In amongst the 1,600m² interactive booth showcasing TCL’s latest display technology, audiovisual engine, TVs, monitors, mobile devices, AR glasses and home appliances, was another product that has DRN’s attention.
TCL announced that release its new 144Hz Mini LED TVs this year to deliver a more responsive and fluid video gaming experience to consumers. The first of a new generation of TV displays, the TCL 144Hz Mini LED TVs can help consumers experience the most out of the latest video games at high frames per second (FPS).
“The latest consoles offer a growing number of video games that play at 120 FPS and have optimised many popular older games to also play at 120 FPS,” explains TCL Electronics AU/NZ Managing Director Mark Zhang. “With a refresh rate as high as 144Hz, TCL Mini LED TVs can give players a competitive edge — especially for multiplayer games where split-second reaction times are crucial to win — while casual gamers will also appreciate the extra responsiveness.”
Just a teaser: TCL 30 Series
DRN have been impressed with TCL 20 Series mobile phones in recent times. At CES 2022, there is a solid tease of the upcoming TCL 30 series, which will feature customer-favourite technologies including AMOLED displays for true clarity and vividness and stereo speakers will be matched with all-day low blue light, enhanced NXTVISION technology, impressive connectivity, rich design, and competitive pricing. While no full reveal was made, DRN can confirm that there will be more details on TCL 30 series smartphones, including the TCL 30 5G, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona!