TCL is entering a new category in the US phone market: affordable phones with a built-in stylus. The new TCL Stylus 5G is roughly similar to company's TCL 30 V 5G for Verizon, but with a stylus and going on sale today with T-Mobile and Metro.
Motorola has found some success in recent years with affordable stylus-oriented phones in the US market; this new model from TCL is designed exclusively for the US market.
The TCL Stylus 5G has a huge 6.8-inch FHD+ display, 50 megapixel camera, NFC, and is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 700 chip. It comes with 4 GB RAM, 128 GB storage, and accepts memory cards up to 2 TB.
The 4,000 mAh battery supports 18-watt fast charging. Users can take notes by removing the stylus, without first waking the phone.
Two specific third-party apps are included that make use of the stylus: Nebo, for handwriting recognition and taking notes, and MyScript Calculator 2, an app for math equations.
There are also specific features for e-signing documents, and a magnifier function. TCL claims its stylus has 38% better latency compared to the competition.
The TCL Stylus 5G is available now from T-Mobile and Metro, for $258 or $269 (respectively).