TCL launches two new smartphones with eye-friendly NxtPaper display technology

TCL 40 NxtPaper 5G price in Nepal
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TCL has finally brought its NxtPaper technology to its smartphone lineup. This technology represents a notable step as it combines the vibrant colors of a full-color digital display with the qualities of an e-paper. The first two smartphones to feature this revolutionary technology are the TCL 40 NxtPaper and the TCL 40 NxtPaper 5G. Now, let’s dive into the specs, expected price, and availability of the TCL NextPaper phones in Nepal.

What is NxtPaper?

Unlike traditional E-Ink displays, NxtPaper technology ensures that it emits light within ranges that are considered safer for your eyes by tuning the LED blue light spectrum to release safer ranges. This results in a reduction of harmful blue light by as much as 61%, all while preserving the original onscreen colors.

This technology was initially introduced through an 8-inch tablet and has since found its way into more devices, including laptops and tablets. Now, TCL is extending its NxtPaper technology to smartphones.

TCL 40 NxtPaper Overview:

Display with Eye Comfort

Key Features The TCL 40 NxtPaper features a sizable 6.78-inch LCD display. It comes with a 90Hz refresh rate and FHD+ resolution. The device supports an e-reader mode that makes it easier for readers. One can also get a T-Pen stylus for notetaking.

Performance and Camera

The octa-core Helio G88 processor powers the TCL 40 NxtPaper. For memory, it offers 8GB of RAM (expandable to 16GB) and 256GB of storage. Additionally, we also get a micro-SD slot for more storage.

The camera setup includes a 50MP main sensor, a 5MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP macro lens, and a 32MP selfie camera.

TCL 40 NxtPaper specs

Battery and Connectivity

For battery, the TCL 40 NxtPaper boasts a 5,010mAh cell with an addition of 33W fast charging and comes with a USB-C 2.0 cable in the box. As per the brand, 50% battery is achieved in around half an hour; a full charge takes 100 minutes. Moreover, the device also has a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The rest of the features

For audio, the device has stereo speakers that come with DTS 3D Boom Sound technology. The device runs on Android 13 with the NxtPaper UI, promising at least one OS upgrade and security patches for a minimum of two years.

TCL 40 NxtPaper 5G Overview:

Display with Eye Comfort

It features a slightly smaller 6.6-inch display with HD+ resolution. However, it retains the 90Hz refresh rate. This smartphone also supports eye-comforting technology and a T-Pen. For a better experience, we can adjust the color temperature in the display.

Performance and Camera

The TCL 40 NxtPaper 5G is powered by Mediatek Dimensity 6020 octa-core chipset. For storage, it supports 6GB of RAM (expandable to 12GB) and 256GB of storage.

The camera setup includes a 50MP main sensor, a 2MP macro camera, a 2MP depth lens, and an 8MP selfie camera.

TCL 40 NxtPaper 5G specs

Battery and Connectivity

The TCL device with 5G houses a 5,000mAh battery cell supported by 15W charging. However, the device does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Rest of the features

The device only comes with a single speaker. Like the 4G model, the device runs on Android 13 with the NxtPaper UI. It also promises at least one OS upgrade and security patches for a minimum of two years.

TCL 40 NxtPaper Specifications:

TCL 40 NxtPaper 4G TCL 40 NxtPaper 5G
Dimension 168.2 x 75.3 x 7.9 mm 164.5 x 75.4 x 99 mm
Weight 195 gm 192 gm
Display 6.78-inch FHD+,LCD, 90Hz 6.6-inch HD+, LCD, 90Hz
Resolution 1080 x 2460, 20:5:9 720 x 1612, 20:9
Chipset Mediatek Helio G88 (12nm) Mediatek Dimensity 6020 (7nm)
Storage 256GB 256GB
OS Android 13, TCL UI Android 13, TCL UI
Rear Camera 50MP primary + 5MP (ultra-wide) + 2MP (macro) 50MP primary + 2MP (macro) + 2MP (depth)
Selfie 32MP (1080p@30fps) 8MP (1080p@30fps)
Battery 5010mAh, 33W wired 5000mAh, 15W wired
Security Side-mounted fingerprinted Side-mounted fingerprinted
Color Options Midnight Blue, Opalescent Starlight Black
Others USB-Type C, 3.5mm jack, Bluetooth 5.1, dual speakers. USB-Type C, Bluetooth 5.1, single speaker.

TCL 40 NxtPaper and the TCL 40 NxtPaper 5G Price and Availability in Nepal:

The TCL smartphones will be available in Europe from October, and the company will make them available all over by the end of 2023. The TCL 40 NxtPaper will be priced at EUR 200. Likewise, The TCL 40 NxtPaper 5G will be priced at EUR 250.

We expect the TCL 40 NxtPaper price in Nepal to start from NPR 30,999 when it launches here.

TCL NxtPaper Smartphones Price in Europe (Official) Price in Nepal (Expected)
TCL 40 NxtPaper EUR 200 NPR 30,999
TCL 40 NxtPaper 5G EUR 250 NPR 38,599

Meanwhile, check out our review of TCL 10 TAB Max 4G.