TCL introduced its innovative NxtPaper display technology a few years ago, focusing on enhancing eye comfort, reducing glare, and offering vibrant color reproduction while resisting fingerprints.
This year, version 2.0 of this technology has been unveiled, making its way to smartphones with the new TCL 40 NxtPaper and TCL 40 NxtPaper 5G models.
The TCL 40 NxtPaper features a 6.78” LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate and Full HD+ resolution in a 20.5:9 aspect ratio. It includes an e-reader mode for more comfortable reading and can function as a notepad with the optional T-Pen stylus.
The device is powered by the Helio G88 chipset, 8GB of RAM (expandable up to 8GB of virtual RAM), and 256GB of storage. It incorporates a triple camera system with a 50MP primary module, a 5MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP macro module.
The 5,010mAh battery supports 33W fast charging. The starting price for the TCL 40 NxtPaper is $215.
The TCL 40 NxtPaper 5G integrates NxtPaper display technology with 5G connectivity. It features a slightly smaller 6.6-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate and HD+ resolution. It uses the Dimensity 6020 chipset, 256GB storage, and 6GB of RAM (plus 6GB virtual).
It includes a triple camera setup with a 50MP main module, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. The device has a 5,000mAh battery with 15W charging support. The TCL 40 NxtPaper 5G is priced at $270.
Both phones run Android 13 with the NxtPaper UI and come with TCL’s update and security patch guarantees.