TKL revealed display technology NxtPaper a few years ago. We are talking about screens that feel close to E-Ink, but reproduce bright colors and provide comfort to the eyes of users. There are only a few devices in the company’s portfolio that use this display technology (3 tablets and a convertible laptop). Well, even today two smartphones with NxtPaper panels were presented. Below we have the details.
TCL 40 NxtPaper
First on the list is a model with 4G LTE connectivity and a 6.78-inch display. Refresh rate 90 Hz, Full HD+ resolution. It includes a special e-reader mode in which all items on the display appear in shades of gray. In addition, the phone comes with a special case for a notepad with a T-Pen stylus for writing. Interestingly, the feeling that this display evokes while writing is similar to that of a pen on a piece of paper.
Under the hood of the phone is a MediaTek Helio G88 processor, 8 GB of RAM (+ 8 GB of virtual RAM) and 256 GB of internal storage. In addition to the two physical SIM slots, there is also a dedicated microSD card slot.
On the back, we get a triple setup that includes a 50MP main camera, a 5MP ultra-wide angle, and a 2MP macro camera. The selfie camera is built into the dot notch and has a resolution of 32 MP.
The phone can only shoot in Full HD at 30 fps with the main camera. The TCL 40 NxtPaper features stereo speakers with DTS 3D Boom Sound technology and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The terminal has a 5010 mAh battery, power is supplied by 33 W per wire, there is a charger + USB-C 2.0 cable in the box.
TCL 40 NxtPaper 5G
We’re also getting to a version that supports 5G connectivity but has an “old school” look with a cutout for the selfie camera. Its panel has a diagonal of 6.6 inches, HD + resolution and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. The good news is that the phone supports the T-Pen stylus.
Under the hood we find the processor Dimensity 6020 by MediaTek, 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory. Next to the dual-SIM slot, a microSD card slot appears here, and the terminal comes with Android 13 and NxtPaper UI layered on top of it. The battery of this model has a capacity of 5000 mAh, and the power is supplied at 15 watts per wire.
On the back we see a 50MP main sensor, a 2MP macro sensor and a 2MP bokeh sensor. The selfie camera is 8MP and video recording is limited to Full HD at 30fps. Like the 4G version, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack, but there are no stereo speakers on this model. TCL says these two models will receive at least one major system and security update within 2 years.
Price and availability
According to the company, both phones will go on sale in a few weeks. TCL 40 NxtPaper (4G) will cost 200 eurosand the 5G variant will appear in October and will cost 250 euro.