TCL announced the Stylus 5G, the first 5G smartphone with a stylus. Because of this stylus, TCL gets additional handwriting recognition software, like a calculator app that recognizes written amounts. The smartphone is currently available in the US only for $258.
The Stylus 5G has a stylus that can be stored in the smartphone through a slot on the bottom of the phone. This pen allows users to draw on the screen, sign documents and write. For the latter, the phone comes standard with Nebo software, which uses artificial intelligence to convert handwritten texts into typed texts.
The phone will also have a shortcut menu, which makes operating the smartphone easier with the stylus. For example, the shortcuts allow users to zoom in on the screen, flip parts of the screen, and draw on photos. Users can also write on the screen without having to turn it on, writes TCL†
The Stylus 5G has a 6.81-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 2460 x 1080 pixels. The maximum brightness of the screen is 500cd / m², the phone also has a MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G-soc, 4 GB of memory and 128 GB of storage. With a capacity of up to 2 TB using a microSD card.
On the back there are four camera sensors, including a 50MP sensor and a 5MP ultra-wide camera. Then there are two more macro and depth sensors, both with 2MP resolution. The front camera is 13 megapixels. The battery capacity is 4000mAh and the battery can be charged at a maximum of 18W. For example, it takes about two hours to fully charge the phone, after which the versatile battery life reaches 16.2 hours on 5G, according to TCL.
TCL’s Stylus 5G gets Android 12 as standard, and the manufacturer promises a one-time Android update and two years of security updates. At the moment, the phone is only on sale in the US for €291 converted with VAT.
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