The TCL 30, 30+, 30 5G, 30 SE and 30 E were made official on the sidelines of MWC 2022. Launched at very affordable prices, they ship Android 12 natively and all benefit from a 50 megapixel main photo sensor.
MWC 2022 is still entitled to smartphone announcements – quite logical for a show called “Mobile World Congress”. TCL did not miss the call and draws five new smartphones. The TCL 30, 30+, 30 5G, 30 E and 30 SE.
Entry-level TCL 30s and Android 12
Here are the technical characteristics to remember for the five smartphones. Note that they all take advantage of Android 12 natively.
- 6.7-inch Full HD+ 60Hz AMOLED display;
- MediaTek Helio G37;
- 4GB LPDDR4x RAM;
- 64GB storage expandable up to 1TB;
- triple rear camera:
- 50MP main sensor (f/1.85);
- 2 MP macro sensor (f/2.5);
- depth sensor (f/2.4);
- 8 Mpx front photo sensor (f / 2.0);
- 5010mAh battery;
- fingerprint reader on the side;
- 3.5mm jack;
- 164.54 x 75.24 x 7.74mm;
- 184 grams.
The TCL 30+ offers a larger internal storage space of 128 GB (still expandable). It also has a better defined selfie camera: 13 megapixels (f / 2.3).
TCL 30 5G
The TCL 30 5G uses the same technical sheet as the basic model, but benefits from the 5G network thanks to its Dimensity 700 chip from MediaTek. It also has a 13 megapixel front photo sensor (like the 30+).
TCL 30 SE
- 6.52-inch HD+ 60Hz LCD display;
- MediaTek Helio G25;
- 4 GB of RAM;
- 64 or 128 GB storage expandable up to 512 GB;
- same photo configuration as the TCL 30 front and back;
- 5000mAh battery;
- rear fingerprint reader;
- 3.5mm jack;
- 165.2 x 75.5 x 8.9mm;
- 190 grams.
The TCL 30 E is similar to the TCL 30 SE, but it drops to 3GB of RAM and only comes with 64GB internal storage (expandable up to 512GB). It also loses the photo sensor for the macro while the selfie camera goes to 5 megapixels.
Price and release date of the TCL 30, 30+, 30 5G, 30 SE and 30 E
The classic TCL 30 will be released in March from 199 euros. The TCL 30+ is announced from 229 euros during the same month. The TCL 30 5G will launch in April only at a price of 279 euros for the 64 GB version and 299 euros for the 128 GB one.
Regarding the two most entry-level oriented models, the TCL 30 SE will debut in March at prices of 179 and 199 euros (64 or 128 GB). The TCL 30 E goes down to 139 euros for a launch in April, but France will not be affected.
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