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TCL's latest phone has 5G speeds and solid specs for just $400

The Verizon-exclusive 10 5G UW will be the operator's cheapest 5G phone.


TCL has unveiled the 10 5G UW, a $400 Verizon-exclusive device that will be the most affordable 5G smartphone in Verizon’s lineup. It has very decent specs for a device in that price range, including a Snapdragon 765G chipset, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a 6.5-inch TCL-built Full HD+ display that supports HDR10 video playback. That compares favorably to the OnePlus Nord, but with a price tag that’s $100 lower.

The phone should also have decent endurance with a 4,500 mAh battery and quick charge capability that can juice it to 50 percent in a half hour, along with reverse charging that lets you charge a smartwatch or other small device using the phone. Other specs include a 48-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel super wide-angle camera and a 5-megapixel macro camera, along with a 16-megapixel front camera and 4K video recording capability.

The TCL 10 5G UW will work on Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband (mmWave) in 55 cities (with six more by year’s end), along with its low-band spectrum Nationwide 5G network that rolled out widely earlier this month. As mentioned, it’ll start at $400 and arrive exclusively to Verizon on October 29th.