TCL 10L, 10 Pro will get Android 11 upgrade and two years of security updates

When it comes to software updates, mid-range and budget phones are often put on the backburner, leaving them a hot mess of unresolved issues and devoid of new features. But TCL is trying to make a statement here by promising at least one major OS upgrade to Android 11 and two years of security updates for the TCL 10L and 10 Pro mid-rangers.

“We can confirm both the TCL 10 Pro and TCL 10L will, at minimum, receive one major OS update as well as SMR updates every two months for 2 years,” a TCL spokesperson was quoted as saying by XDA-Developers. To recall, TCL 10 and its Pro sibling were launched last month packing some decent hardware at an affordable price.

Both the phones have a quad-camera setup at the back, with the TCL 10L using a 48MP main snapper while the TCL 10 Pro features a 64MP primary camera. The TCL 10L is powered by the Snapdragon 665 chip and is priced at $249, while the TCL 10 Pro relies on the Snapdragon 675 chip and costs $449 in the US.

You can check our TCL 10 Pro review here.

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TCL’s budget Alcatel 3X and Alcatel 1SE bring multi-camera hardware to the masses

TCL Communications has today launched a pair of new budget phones dubbed the Alcatel 3X and Alcatel 1SE. Both the phones run Android 10, come in a trio of colors, and have a waterdrop notch at the top. The Alcatel 1SE features three cameras at the back, while the Alcatel 3X packs a more powerful quad rear camera setup.

The Alcatel 1SE is powered by the entry-level Unisoc SC9863A chip paired with 3 gigs of RAM and a meager 32GB onboard storage. Alcatel 3X, on the other hand, relies on the octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 processor ticking alongside 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. Here’s a quick look at the specifications of TCL’s new budget phones:

Alcatel 1SE, Alcatel 3X specifications

Alcatel 1SEAlcatel 3X
Display6.22-inch HD+
19:9 aspect ratio
87.18% screen-to-body ratio
6.52-inch HD+
20:9 aspect ratio
89% screen-to-body ratio
ProcessorUnisoc SC9863AMediaTek Helio P22
RAM3GB4GB
Storage32GB
Expandable up to 32GB
64GB
Expandable up to 256GB
Rear Camera13MP (F/2.2) primary
5MP (F/2.2) ultra-wide
2MP (F/2.4) depth
16MP (F/1.8) primary
5MP (F/2.2) ultra-wide
2MP (F/2.4) macro
2MP (F/2.4) depth
Front Camera5MP (F/2.2)8MP (F/2.0)
Battery4000mAh5,000mAh
ColorsAgate Green, Power GrayJewelry Black, Jewelry Green
SoftwareAndroid 10Android 10
Dimensions159.16 x 75.2 x 8.6mm165 x 75 x 9.0mm
Weight175 grams186 grams
(Note: This table is best viewed in landscape mode on mobile)

Alcatel 1SE, Alcatel 3X price & availibility

TCL says the Alcatel 3X will go on sale next month in Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa priced at €149 EUR (~$160). As for the cheaper Alcatel 1SE, it costs €99 (~$110) and will hit the shelves this month. Here’s a closer look at the design of TCL’s new offerings:

Alcatel 1SE
Alcatel 1SE
Alcatel 1SE
Alcatel 3X
Alcatel 3X
Alcatel 3X

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Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7, Apple Watch Series 5 and more devices are on sale today

We start today’s deals with the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 that’s available for $1,299 after a $331 discount. This convertible laptop comes with a 12.3-inch touch screen, a 10th gen Intel Core i7 processor, 256GB storage, and 16GB RAM in Matte Black with a black-type cover.

There are several Apple Watch Series 5 models, with up to $100 off. Maybe the best option is the GPS+ Cellular version with a 44mm space gray aluminum case with a black sport band, which you can get for $429. Other models have $50 off, like the GPS + Cellular version with a 44mm stainless steel case with Milanese loop, which can be yours for $749. You can browse through the options to see which deal is best for you.

The DJI Osmo Action cam is also on sale. You can get one for $229 after a $150 discount. This small 12MP camera with a wide-angle 145° sensor allows you to shoot 4K HDR videos, 8X slow-motion clips with a 1080p resolution at 240fps. You also get Time-lapse, waterproofing up to 11m, and more. We even have a video that you can check out to see if it’s a good option for you.

TCL is also giving great discounts on its 75-inch 8 Series mini-LED TV. You can save $1,20 upon purchase, and you would only have to pay $1,800 for this device. This is a today only deal, so you may want to consider it, and you can also get it for $75/month with 24-month financing.

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Pocketnow Daily: POCO F2 Pro might NOT be the iPhone SE competitor we need? (video)

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Apple’s previous 13-inch MacBook Pro, LG G8 and more, on sale today

Deals. Yesterday we get a new MacBook Pro, so as expected, Amazon has the previous 13in MacBook Pro for $200 off, leaving the 128GB variant for $1094. I know, too little storage, but buyers beware though, you’ll find the 256GB silver variant for $1299, but don’t buy it. The brand new model starts for the same price and that same storage. We’re also waiting on the LG Velvet so the G8 ThinQ is $200 off as well, which means it is currently starting at $400. Finally, if you’re looking for a fitness tracker, the Garmin vivomore HR Hybrid is $56 off, leaving it for $144 shipped. We also have deals on Roku TVs, Samsung tablets and more. Buy 13-inch MacBook Pro Buy LG G8 ThinQ Buy Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e 2019 Buy Garmin vivomove HR Buy 65-inch TCL Roku TV

MediaTek announces a its new Helio G85 gaming chipset

MediaTek has announced a total of three gaming focused chips this year. Now we get the MediaTek Helio G85 which is similar to the G80 but it includes a faster GPU. The first phone with this processor was announced last week and it is the Redmi Note 9. The G85 comes with a new 1GHz ARM Mali G52 GPU and a HyperEngine Game Technology enhancements. It also includes two ARM Cortex A75 cores running at 2GHz and 6 Cortex A55 cores running at 1.8GHz, all built on a 12nm process. It also has AI capabilities, better battery life and more features. Expect it on smartphones coming soon, we’ll keep you posted.

Apple’s WWDC 2020 starts on June 22 with an online-only, free-for-all format

We’ve been waiting on Apple to give us the exact way they will be carrying on with WWDC and they finally confirmed it. The Event will start on June 22 and it will last for a week, of course through an online event which according to them will be their biggest one, allowing all of their developer community which includes 23M people to be there in an unpresented way. You can also watch if you want by downloading the Apple’s Developers app.

Microsoft Surface Book 3 GPU details leaked. (Sorry folks, no RTX 20-series here!)

The Microsoft Surface Book 3 recently went through a certification revealing that it will bring an Intel Core i7 processor, 32GB of RAM and two screen sizes: 13in and 15in. Now we got some new info from Twitter disclosing the GPUs. According to the tipster, the 13in variant will bring an Nvidia GTX 1650 (4GB GDDR5) and the 15in variant will bring an Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti (6GB GDDR5). The 15in is also reportedly bringing Quadro graphics but there’s no more info on those, though regardless it still seems that 15-inch seems quite capable. We’ll keep you posted as these are expected to drop some time this year.

The Google Pixel 4a is already being used by top Google executives

Now let’s talk about the Google Pixel 4a. Today we get a leak from the head man himself, Rick Osterloh.. Sort of.. He just tweeted out a new image of his Earth Badge on Fitbit and the UI clearly shows a space for the punch hole on the top left corner which isn’t present on other Pixel phones. Now, one of the biggest deal breakers of the iPhone SE is the battery is good, but not great, and which we’re hoping the Pixel has a better one but his device is at 80% and it’s barely 10am for him, so either he’s a late riser, or it might not be great at all. We’re about 10 days away from the speculated launch.

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POCO F2 Pro Gearbest product page goes live, features teased

And finally for the hottest news today.. Sort of, let’s talk about Poco. I mean, the orignal PocoPhone was a huge deal back in 2018 due to the impressive specs for a very cheap price tag. If there’s one company that can compete with the iPhone SE, it’s this one. Two months ago the company made their first independent launch with the X2 which wasn’t released globally, now the company just put out teasers and published a new product page live on Gearbest, telling us about the launch of the F2 Pro. The teasers hint to the phone looking like the Redmi K30 Pro but being a totally different device and not just a rebranded variant, bringing the Snapdragon 865, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The Problem, well if you’ve been following other rumors, the price might be starting at €649 in Portugal with the higher tier variant going up to €749. Yeah, it seems Poco is joining OnePlus in not offering the best value proposition they’ve been known for. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/pocketnowsub http://pocketnow.com Follow us: http://flipboard.com/@Pocketnow http://facebook.com/pocketnow http://twitter.com/pocketnow http://google.com/+pocketnow

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Apple’s previous 13-inch MacBook Pro, LG G8 and more, on sale today

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The latest 13-inch MacBook Pro was announced by Apple yesterday. This has made several retailers lower the prices for the previous model; that’s still a great buy. The previous-gen MacBook Pro is available for $1,095 after a $204 discount when you choose the version with 128GB in storage. You can also get the one with 256GB for $1,300 after a $199 discount.

If you’re looking for a new smartphone, the last device of LG’s G series is available for just $400. The LG G8 ThinQ with 128GB in storage in Aurora Black gets this price after a $200 discount. This is a factory unlocked version, so you can use it in any network without a problem, and it also includes a US warranty.

Next up is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e with 128GB in storage. This Wi-Fi only variant is the 2019 model, and it will save you $80 upon purchase. In other words, you can get one after paying $400. However, if you feel like you don’t need that much storage space, the 64GB version is available for $350 after a $50 discount.

If you want a new smartwatch, the Garmin vivomove HR hybrid smartwatch is $55.77 off, meaning you can get one for $144.22. It lets you stay connected with smart features that will allow you to control your music, notifications for incoming messages, calls, calendar reminders, and more. It also includes sensors that will monitor your heart rate, stress levels, sleep, and the best part is that its battery can go up to five days in smart mode or two weeks in watch mode, but this last one will only tell you time.

You can also get a new 65-inch TCL 8-series TCL Roku TV for $999. However, this is a today only offer that you may want to check if you’re looking to get a new smart TV.

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Pocketnow Daily: iOS 14 to FINALLY BEHAVE like Android?! (video)

On today's Pocketnow Daily, we talk about some features that may arrive with iOS 14, more leaks of the iPhone 9 or iPhone SE, and more

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More companies will be absent from MWC 2020 because of coronavirus

More companies have announced that they won't be attending the upcoming MWC 2020 because of the threat of the coronavirus outbreak

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Pocketnow Daily: POCO X2 Official: They DID IT AGAIN?!(video)

On today's Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the new Poco X2 and its features, patents for a new foldable phone from Apple and more

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