Xiaomi Mi 5s Rival Alert: TCL 950 With Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM Now Official

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On-par with all the rumors and leaks, Chinese smartphone manufacturer TCL launched their new smartphone, namely, the TCL 950 in China. The smartphone will soon be launched as the Blackberry DTEK 60, but Blackberry will additionally add a Quad HD display to it.

TCL 950 With Snapdragon 820 and 4GB of RAM Goes Official

Touted as a flagship smartphone to the company, TCL has added competitive hardware to the smartphone. Diving into the specifications, the smartphone features a 5.5-inch FHD display with a 2.5D curved glass on both front and back.

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Under the hood, there is a quad-core Snapdragon 820 SoC with its cores clocked at 2.15GHz. Graphics on this device will be handled by the Adreno 530 GPU. TCL has added 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage to the smartphone. Also, the storage can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card slot.

TCL 950 With Snapdragon 820 and 4GB of RAM Goes Official

In terms of camera, the TCL 950 comes with a 21MP rear camera and uses a Sony IMX230 sensor. The rear camera also has support for PDAF and f/2.2 aperture. An 8MP front-facing can be seen on the front which also has an f.2.2 aperture.

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Connectivity wise, it has support for 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, and a USB Type-C port. The device is armed with a 3,000mAh battery and supports QuickCharge 3.0. The smartphone boots Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out-of-the-box.

The most interesting feature of the smartphone is the presence of a tiny circular button below the volume rockers. This button dubs as power button as well, but TCL has added some extra functionalities this such as quickly jump into any application from the lock screen.

Pricing of the smartphone is 3299 Yuan (approx. Rs. 33,500) and will available to purchase via the company's online store. There is no word on the India's launch yet. The smartphone will give a stiff competition to the newly announced Xiaomi 5s.

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