As far as mobile displays are concerned, TCL’s NXTPAPER technology is one of the more unique innovations out there, and the company claims that its latest NXTPAPER 3.0 display hardware improves on the foundations that its predecessors introduced to the market. Recently, TCL announced that NXTPAPER 3.0 will be available to its upcoming line of 50-series smartphones, as well as a couple of new tablet devices. Commenting on the upcoming product releases, TCL Communication CEO Aaron Zhang quotes:
“As we step into 2024, we make a significant leap in our journey, humanizing technology and expanding it across our most comprehensive range of smart devices to date… Our innovation is about reshaping the integration of technology into everyday life, making it more organic and accessible. With the introduction of the pioneering TCL NXTPAPER 3.0 technology, the considerable advancements in our TCL 50 Series, and our strides in democratizing 5G vision, we are actively narrowing the divide between technology and its accessibility. At TCL, we stand firm in our mission to inspire greatness by creating technology that empowers and connects everyone, everywhere.”
For those unfamiliar with the term, TCL’s NXTPAPER display tech specializes in giving users comfortable reading and browsing experiences, without sacrificing or compromising on display quality – this means that images remain sharp, colours are still vibrant, and elements such as contrast are handled nicely. NXTPAPER 3.0 works in tandem with Circularly Polarized Light (CPL) screens, which TCL says work to create a visual experience somewhat akin to reading books in natural light, in addition to DC Dimming technology that the company says reduces eyestrain thanks to a flicker-free visual experience.
For software, NXTPAPER 3.0 includes an eye-care assistant that can gently send notifications to users to encourage breaks in screen time or change poor lighting conditions, in accordance with expert recommendations for digital device usage. With all that being said, TCL also introduced a couple of new tablets that come with NXTPAPER 3.0.
TCL NXTPAPER 14 Pro
Up first is the TCL NXTPAPER 14 Pro, which the company says has been developed for performance without ditching eye comfort. The 14 Pro features the upgraded 3-in-1 VersaView user interface, which focuses on giving users the comfort of reading on paper and the classic aesthetic of a black and white UI, mimicking e-Readers and other similar hardware.
As for its tech specifications, the 14 Pro tablet comes with a large 14-inch display with a 2.8K resolution, which is wrapped in a slim and easy-to-carry chassis. Powering the tablet is MediaTek’s rather-capable Dimensity 8020 chipset, alongside 12GB of RAM which should be more than enough for moderate to most intensive tasks (at least as far as tablets are concerned). Other details include 256GB of internal storage, and a large 12,000 mAh battery that supports 33W fast-charging speeds.
TCL TAB 10 NXTPAPER 5G
Also equipped with NXTPAPER display hardware, the Tab 10 5G comes with access to – you guessed it – 5G connection speeds, in a slightly smaller package compared to its larger sibling. The Tab 10 comes with a 10.4-inch screen with a 2K resolution, and launches pre-loaded with the latest Android 14 software onboard. TCL touts the Tab 10 as a more entertainment-focused device, with 5G connectivity making it ideal for streaming purposes.
Be sure to stay tuned for more upcoming information regarding release timelines, as well as regional pricing.