TCL Mini LED TV may coming later in 2020


TCL has revealed its TV release plans for the UK market in 2020 and it looks like a busy year of launches culminating in Mini LED models.

During an interview at CES, the company revealed to AVForums its planned UK release schedule for its 2020 TV range which could include the much anticipated Mini LED display technology coming to these shores in the second half of the year, if everything goes to plan.

First though will be the UK launch schedule for the company’s affordable Android based TV’s before moving on to the C715K QLED model. These TVs are not just bound for the UK but will have a wider European release and once these have been successfully rolled out, TCL strongly suggested the second half of the year could see Min LED TVs following on in the UK.

The Chinese electronic giant seems intent on following up its strong 2019 growth in Europe - which saw sales increase by 26 percent over the previous year - with a gradual ramping up of its models.

Starting in Q1 with the EP658 and EC788 4K UHD TVs which will run Android Pie, the EC788 series will consist of the 55EC780 and 65EC780 models and feature both Dolby Vision and HDR10+ dynamic metadata HDR formats.

The Quantum Dot based C715K will follow thereafter and will also support Dolby Vision and HDR10+ while some territories will also get Dolby Atmos support too. Powered by Android 9, the C715K models will come with Freeview Play and Google Assistant for hands free control of TV settings and content searches.

TCL revealed to AVForums that the company’s first target was to get its Android TVs fully available in Europe following hold ups which revolved around Freeview Play only previously being available on Linux based devices up until last year.

If the UK and European introduction of these TVs rollout goes to plan, the next part of the release schedule could see TCL’s Mini LED based TVs making their way to the UK in the second half of the year. No information on the model numbers was given but the X10 which was announced at IFA 2019 seems a likely candidate.