TCL N3 shows up again, this time officially. Has 6″ 1080p screen, 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU, small bezels
The TCL N3 is once again the star in a carefully crafted render, yet this time it’s an official promotional image from the Chinese company. The first (and, so far, the only time) we’ve heard about the N3, it was little more than a rumor – a large-screened phablet perhaps coming as a successor of sorts to the Alcatel One Touch Idol X announced in February (don’t forget that the China-based TCL owns the Alcatel brand nowadays). We had some leaked renders of it back then, and they turned out to be showing the real thing after all (since the following official image depicts an identical device).
One of the rumored specs from last month was apparently wrong, though. The TCL N3 won’t have a 5.7″ touchscreen – rather, its size will be even bigger, at 6 inches diagonally. It will sport 1080p Full HD resolution, a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor (the MediaTek MT6589T), a 13 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front camera, 2 GB of RAM, and a 3,400 mAh battery. It will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
The N3 comes with an extremely narrow chassis, to the point that its screen takes up 83.4% of its face, compared to, for example, just 77% in the case of Samsung’s Galaxy S4.
This will undoubtedly become TCL’s next flagship offering, given that it has both the looks and the specs for that particular job. We hope that it will be launched outside of China too, under the Alcatel brand (Alcatel One Touch N3, anyone?). On the mainland, it will bear the TCL brand as always. With a decent price, it has a real chance at selling quite well. We’ll keep you posted.