TCL announces its first 5G smartphone with stylus

TCL has announced the Stylus 5G, its first 5G smartphone with a stylus. Because of that stylus, the TCL gets extra handwriting recognition software, such as a calculator app that recognizes written sums. The smartphone is currently only available in the US for 258 dollars.

The Stylus 5G has an included stylus that can be stored in the smartphone through an opening on the bottom of the phone. That stylus lets users draw on the screen, sign documents and write. For the latter, the phone comes standard with Nebo software, which uses artificial intelligence to convert handwritten texts into typed texts.

The phone will also have a shortcut menu, making the smartphone easier to operate with the stylus. For example, the shortcuts allow users to zoom in on the screen, flip parts of the screen and draw on images. Users can also write on the screen without having to turn it on, writes TCL

The LCD of the Stylus 5G is 6.81″ in size and has a resolution of 2460×1080 pixels. The screen has a maximum brightness of 500cd/m². The phone also has a MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G-soc, 4GB memory and 128GB storage. can be expanded by up to 2TB with a microSD card.

On the back are four camera sensors, including a 50-megapixel sensor and a 5-megapixel ultra-wide camera. Then there are two more macro and depth sensors, both with 2 megapixels. On the front is a 13-megapixel camera. The battery capacity is 4000mAh and the battery can be charged with a maximum of 18W. For example, it takes about two hours to fully charge the phone, after which it has a mixed-use battery life of 16.2 hours on 5G, according to TCL.

TCL’s Stylus 5G gets Android 12 as standard and the manufacturer promises one Android upgrade and two years of security updates. For now, the phone is only for sale in the United States for converted 291 euros with VAT.