TCL, a China-based electronics company, recently took the wraps of three Android smartphones in a recent conference. They are the TCL S850, TCL S820, and TCL S520.
The TCL S850 is an ultra-thin smartphone which has a depth that measures only 6.5mm. By comparison, the Vivo X1 smartphone, which is the world’s thinnest Android smartphone, has a thickness of 6.55mm, making it thicker than the TCL S850. Thus, when the TCL S850 becomes available in the market in January, it could take the title away from the Vivo X1 and be recognized as the world’s thinnest Android smartphone.
The device features a 4.7-inch screen AMOLED HD screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It also comes with a 1.2GHz MT6577 CPU, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM. It has a 1.3-megapixel front camera and an 8-megapixel rear camera. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is the operating system of choice while its battery is an 1820mA that cannot be removed by the user. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS.
The second smartphone, the TCL S820, has a 1GHz MT6577 CPU, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of ROM. Its display size is slightly smaller at 4.6 inches. This screen has a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. In the imaging department, it packs a 2 megapixel and an 0.8 megapixel camera. Its battery is an 1800 mA that cannot be removed by the user. This device is thicker than the TCL S850, with its depth of 8.15 mm. Its connectivity options are the same as the ones on the TCL S850. It also has Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.
The last device is the TCL S520, which will be a more affordable product than the other two smartphones. It features a 1GHz MT6577 processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of ROM. It has a single camera with a 5-megapixel sensor. It draws its power from a 1500 mAH removable battery and comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.