TCL launches four new TCL 30 series phones in Australia

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During the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2022 held in Barcelona, ​​TCL announced its latest series of phones – the TCL 30 range. While five devices were launched at the event, the details on which devices will would be available in which countries – let alone local pricing – have not been confirmed.

Now, TCL has announced that four 30-series devices – the TCL 30+, TCL 30 SE and TCL 305 and 306 – will hit the Australian market from April 18, 2022. One key thing to note with this range is that none of these devices include 5G connectivity.

Joseph Corrente, Channel Manager for TCL Communication Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands, said: “After a very successful 2021 locally for TCL Mobile, which saw us introduce 11 new devices across smartphones, wearables and audio, we’re excited to be able to carry that momentum into 2022.

“Today marks the start of our new product introductions for the year with four new devices, led by the TCL 30+ and 30 SE. These devices reinforce our growing position in the market to deliver incredible display technology as well as well as an array of other high quality features at an affordable price.

The 30+ and 30 SE phones were part of the initial launch at MWC, but the 305 and 306 are a couple of cheaper new additions to the lineup. These four devices have been designed and positioned as phones with screens focused on eye health and the reduction of eye strain, thanks to the use of TCL’s NXTVISION technology.

“As Australians are spending more time in front of screens, including children and young adults, we are focused on developing a hardware solution that helps reduce harmful blue light on screens. We have accomplished this with the TCL 30 series and that will continue to be a priority for other areas of our lineup going forward,” said Corrente.

Want to know more about TCL 30 series affordable phones? Read on to find out all the specs, features, and pricing.

Features and specifications of TCL 30+

The TCL 30+ features a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with NXTVISION Visual Enhancement – the largest display of the four phones – along with dual speakers for a more immersive viewing and listening experience.

You’ll get a MediaTek Helio G37 processor, Android 12, NFC payment integration, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, plus facial recognition and a side fingerprint reader for unlocking. There’s also a big 5,010mAh battery, plus 18W fast charging.

As for the cameras, you will get a triple rear camera setup with a 50MP main lens, 2MP macro lens, and 2MP depth lens. There’s also a 13MP ultra-wide front camera, along with a range of camera modes such as portrait mode, stop motion video recording and Steady Snap mode.

The TCL 30+ is available in Muse Blue and Tech Black colorways, and will be available for purchase for an MSRP of AUD$399 from retailers including Harvey Norman, Target, Big W, Amazon, Mobileciti, Dick Smith and Officeworks (from the end of May).

TCL 30+, Source: TCL
  • RRP $399 AUD
  • 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with NXTVISION technology
  • MediaTek Helio G37 processor
  • 5010mAh battery
  • 18W fast charging support
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 128GB internal storage + expandable storage
  • Triple AI rear camera setup with 50MP main lens + 2MP macro lens + 2MP depth lens
  • 13MP ultra-wide front camera
  • Face and fingerprint unlock
  • Two speakers
  • NFC integration
  • Colorways Muse Blue and Tech Black

TCL 30 SE Features and Specifications

Slightly smaller in size than the 30+, the TCL 30 SE features a 6.52-inch HD+ Vast display with NXTVISION. There’s a Helio G25 processor, Android 12 out of the box, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, fingerprint and face unlock, plus NFC pay compatibility and a 5,000mAh battery with a 15W fast charging.

The TCL 30 SE also features a triple rear camera setup with a 50 MP main lens, 2 MP macro lens and 2 MP depth lens, as well as an 8 MP front camera and a range of modes, including portrait mode and macro mode.

For $329 AUD RRP, you can pick up the TCL 30 SE in Atlantic Blue and Space Gray colorways. You’ll be able to buy from retailers like Harvey Norman, Big W, Target, Amazon, Dick Smith, Mobileciti, and Officeworks (late May).

  • RRP AUD $329
  • 6.52-inch HD+ Vast display with NXTVISION technology
  • 5000mAh battery
  • 15W fast charge
  • Helio G25 processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 128GB internal storage + expandable storage
  • Triple AI rear camera setup with 50MP main lens + 2MP macro + 2MP depth
  • 8MP front camera
  • Face and fingerprint unlock
  • NFC integration
  • Space Gray and Atlantic Blue colors

TCL 306 Features and Specifications

If you’re looking for a phone that’s a bit more basic and priced under $300, the TCL 306 is available for $229 AUD RRP and comes with a 6.52-inch HD+ display with NXTVISION enhancement.

There’s an MT6762 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage (plus expandable storage), plus Android 12, NFC payment capability, face unlock, and fingerprint unlock (with the scanner on the back). As for the battery, you will get a large 5000mAh battery, which charges in 3.2 hours.

The camera setup includes three lenses on the back with a 13 MP main lens, a 2 MP macro lens and a 2 MP depth lens, along with a 5 MP front camera.

You can pick up the TCL 306 in Atlantic Blue and Space Gray colorways, with phones available from retailers including Harvey Norman, Big W, Mobileciti, Amazon and Dick Smith.

TCL 306 phone front and back in blue
TCL 306, Source: TCL
  • RRP $229 AUD
  • 6.52-inch HD+ display with NXTVISION technology
  • 5000mAh battery
  • MT6762 processor
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 32GB internal storage + expandable storage
  • Triple rear camera setup with 13MP main lens + 2MP macro lens + 2MP depth lens
  • 5MP front camera
  • Fingerprint and face unlock
  • NFC integration
  • Atlantic Blue and Space Gray colors

TCL 305 Features and Specifications

The cheapest of the four phones, the TCL 305 costs $199 AUD RRP and provides a solid foundation for anyone looking for a simple phone at an affordable price.

You’ll get a 6.52-inch HD+ Vast display, MT6761 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. Android 11GB is included in the box, there’s face and fingerprint unlock (fingerprint sensor on the back), and you’ll get a 5000mAh battery, with about 3.5 hours to charge the phone.

There’s a triple rear camera setup with a 13MP main lens, 2MP macro lens and 2MP depth lens, while you’ll get a 5MP front camera.

You can pick up the TCL 305 in your choice of Atlantic Blue and Space Gray from retailers such as Vodafone (prepaid phone only, not available online), Big W, Target, Mobileciti, Amazon, Dick Smith and Officeworks (late May) .

  • RRP AUD$199
  • 6.52-inch HD+ display
  • 5000mAh battery
  • MT6761 processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 64 GB of internal storage
  • Triple rear camera setup with 13MP main lens + 2MP macro lens + 2MP depth lens
  • 5MP front camera
  • Fingerprint and face unlock
  • Atlantic Blue and Space Gray colors

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SIM only phone plans for TCL 30 series

If you’re looking to pick up one of the phones mentioned above, you’ll need to pair your phone with a SIM-only phone plan. If you’re unhappy with your current plan or provider, this could be a good opportunity to switch. The tables below show a selection of plans from different providers, just switch between the tabs to compare prepaid and postpaid plans.

Here’s a selection of postpaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database with a minimum of 10GB of data, listed in order of standard cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, highest to lowest. Try using our cell phone plan comparison tool to see a wide range of plans from other providers. This table includes products with links to referral partners.

Here’s a selection of prepaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database with a minimum of 10GB of data each month, listed in order of standard cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, highest to highest small. If you want to compare a wider range of offers from other providers, use our phone plan comparator. This table includes products with links to referral partners.

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