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TCL hits the ground running with RM1199 TCL PLEX

TCL hits the ground running with RM1199 TCL PLEX

by Vyncent ChanOctober 5, 2019
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TCL is probably better known as an OEM for BlackBerry and Alcatel in the smartphone industry,  but now they are in Malaysia to make a name for themselves with the new TCL PLEX. And instead of churning out a generic mid-range smartphone which no one will remember, the TCL PLEX is actually quite impressive as far as features go.

TCL hits the ground running with RM1199 TCL PLEX 19

The TCL PLEX’s 6.53″ FHD+ TCL Dotch Display touts TCL NXTVISION, promising top-notch color accuracy and SDR to HDR real-time conversion, for a HDR-like experience even when watching regular SDR videos. TCL apparently harnessed their experience at making TVs to deliver a better display. Where have we heard this before?

In addition to that, TCL equipped the PLEX with a triple camera setup. But unlike most mid-range devices, there is no depth sensor here. Instead TCL throws in a 2MP sensor with large 2.9 micron pixels as a dedicated video camera. The large pixels will help with low-light performance, and you won’t need much higher resolution for just 1080p videos. If you want 4K videos, there’s the 48MP IMX582. The third camera is a 16MP ultra-wide angle camera. Of course, TCL baked in software features like Super Night Mode, 960fps slow mo and more to round up the feature set.

TCL hits the ground running with RM1199 TCL PLEX 20


  • Snapdragon 675, octa-core up to 2.0 GHz, 11nm LPP
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB UFS 2.1 storage (expandable via microSD)
  • 6.53″ FHD+ IPS LCD, TCL NXTVISION technology, TCL Dotch Display
  • 48MP f/1.8 + 16MP f/2.4 ultra-wide + 2MP f/1.8 video camera
  • 24MP f/2.0 selfie camera
  • 3820 mAh battery, 18W Qualcomm QC 3.0 support
  • RM1199

The TCL PLEX will be offered in Obsidian Black and Opal White, and can be purchased via Shopee and Brightstar Distribution Sdn. Bhd.’s authorized retailers.

Pokdepinion: Would actually love to put the dedicated 2MP video camera through its paces!

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Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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