Announcement. TCL 40 SE - now without an AMOLED screen, but with an increased refresh rate

Photo Announcement. TCL 40 SE - now without an AMOLED screen, but with an increased refresh rate

The collection of smartphones from TCL has been replenished with the model TCL 40 SE.


The newcomer is very similar to the TCL 30 / TCL 30+ pair announced a year ago, but with one significant difference. More precisely, simplification. Instead of an AMOLED screen with FHD + resolution and a low refresh rate, they put a "regular" (read - IPS) screen of a lower resolution, but with a refresh rate of up to 90 Hz. Otherwise, the devices are plus or minus identical up to the amount of memory. (And the TCL 30+ has a slightly better front camera).

TCL 30


Chipset MediaTek Helio G37, so you can't expect high performance from a smartphone. We focus on one hundred thousand points in AnTuTu with a small tail. Those. by modern standards, a smartphone does not pull more than a budget level.

Memory. RAM is not very much - 4 or 6 GB. But they didn’t become greedy with a constant - 128 or 256 GB. Plus there is support for memory cards. (TCL 30 has 4+64 GB, TCL 30+ has 4+128 GB).

The screen is large, 6.75" (110 cm²). The resolution is modest, 720x1600 (260 ppi). The refresh rate, as I said, is up to 90 Hz.

Standard battery, 5010 mAh. �Charging is a little accelerated - 18 W.

The set of cameras is the simplest. 8 MP front, 50+2+2 MP rear. (Main, macro, depth sensor).

There is Type-C, dual-band Wi-Fi and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. NFC-module will be, but not in all countries.

I don't see any information on how much TCL 40 SE will cost yet.

Main features of TCL 40 SE:

ScreenS-IPS, 6.75", 110 cm², 720x1600, 260 ppi, 90 Hz, touch, capacitive, multi-touch HardwareMediaTek Helio G37
2.3 GHz, 4 x Cortex-A53, 4 x Cortex-A53, PowerVR GE8320 Memory RAM 4-6 GB, ROM 128-256 GB, Micro-SD up to 1 TB, standalonefrom Mobile InternetLTE cat.4 DL 150 Mbps, LTE cat.5 UL 75 Mbps
EDGE Mobile networksLTE Bands 1,3,5,7,8,13,20,28,38,40,41
UMTS Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700), 5(850), 8 (900)
GSM Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900) Rechargeable Li-Pol, 5010 mAh, fast charging 18.00 W Dimensions167.91 x 76.5 x 8.45 mm Weight190 g Rear camera: triple, flash, autofocus
- 50 MP, f/1.8, 79°, 1/2.55", 0.70μm, 1080p@30fps
- 2 MP, macro, f/2.4, 89°, 1/5.00", 1.75μm
- 2 MP, depth sensor, f/2.4, 89°, 1/5.00", 1.75μm
front camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, 80°, 1/4.00", 1.12μm, no flash , no autofocus NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo OS Android 13, TCL UI 5.0 SensorsAccelerometer, Zoom,Light, Fingerprint scanner (side), NFC USB Type-C v2.0

Georgy Kiselev

I am from Mumbai, India. I write about gadgets and novelties of mobile phones. My profession is a telecommunications engineer.