Revealing a series of smart devices and partnerships to enable “The Creative Life” for users
LAS VEGAS, January 4, 2017 - TCL, a leading consumer electronics manufacturer in China and one of the biggest television manufacturers in the world, today unveils a series of innovative displays, the X2 and C70 at CES 2017. The latest line of smart connected devices ushers in the new era of Quantum Dot display technology and sets the new industry standard for slim TVs, underscoring TCL’s vision to create a smarter more connected future for users around the world.
TCL’s mission is to empower users globally to discover and create their own defining moments in life through cutting edge technology. The new X2 and C70 underscore TCL’s vision to create a smarter, more connected future for users around the world. TCL’s world-leading innovation has been recognized by the consumer electronics industry as it most recently named one of the Top 10 Brands from China and the Global Top 50 Consumer Electronics Brands at CES 2017.
“Today marks an important milestone in our transformation journey from a traditional home appliance manufacturer 35 years ago, into a leading technology provider and creator of life experiences, the result of our redesigned company structure that encompasses 7 product lines, 3 types of services and 1 investment and venture unit,” said Mr. Li Dong Sheng, Chairman, CEO and Founder of TCL Corporation. “It is never just about products. We believe products and services go hand-in-hand in providing the best experiences to our users. By leveraging our manufacturing expertise and innovative spirit, we are excited to continue to expand and deepen our presence globally. With our latest technologies and partnerships with industry leaders, we believe we are in prime positon to empower our users to discover and create their own moments in life.”
New televisions for a better cinematic experience
X2, the latest member of the iconic X series, is ultra-thin with a slim, edgeless body design at 7.9 mm, featuring Quantum dot display technology and the most advanced QD material. The result is high luminance of up to 600 nits, with a color gamut 52,7% wider than normal LED TVs. X2 builds on the success of previous models with its QD technology, JBL By Harman sound system, and adds advanced technology, premium configurations, artistic design and unique style. X2 has an ultra-thin bezel of 5mm, allowing the TV to fit more screen into less space, while providing a brilliant picture quality and a big picture experience.
The X2 TV operates with Android TV 6.0.1, the latest version of Android TV OS, which optimizes the use of the TVs Smart functions. These functions includes T-Cast Dual way, Google cast, Voice Search and ability to display all Netflix 4K and Youtube 4K content. The X2 is available in two sizes: 55” and 65”, and will be available in Europe from Q3 2017.
The C70 TV marries stunning 4K high-dynamic range and super slim, elegant design for an upscale TV experience. Additionally, HDR Dynamic Contrast allows the contrast to be optimized for each HDR scene, delivering brighter whites and deeper blacks. It features wide color gamut with advanced LED phosphor for more realistic colors, brighter highlights and increased light-to-dark contrast. The C70 smart TV is also equipped with UHD up-scaling so viewers can enjoy their existing HD content with increased detail and realistic clarity.
The C70 TV support Android TV 6.0.1, the latest version of Android TV OS. The C70 will be available in Europe in Q2 with sizes ranging from 49” to 75” at estimated prices ranging from 799€ to 2999€.
As a testament of TCL’s commitment to R&D of latest technologies and innovation, TCL announced a recent R&D effort to consider the integration between artificial intelligence (AI) and the entertainment experience. TCL’s AI concept, AIxperience, gives TVs the ability to understand, interact and plan through deep learning and data analysis supported by a TV system based neuro-network. This provides more personalized content and an interactive experience for customers.
About TCL Corporation
TCL Corporation is a global manufacturer of smart products and provider of Internet application services. The wholly-listed TCL Corporation (000100. SZ) consists of TCL Multimedia (01070. HK), TCL Communication, TCL Display (00334. HK) and Tonly Electronics (01249. HK). Founded in 1981, TCL is a leading international manufacturer of smart products who believes there are boundless enjoyment in life yet to be discovered. In the past 35 years, TCL has empowered users globally to discover and create their own moments in life. As one of the first Chinese technology brands to enter overseas markets, TCL currently has 82,000 employees worldwide, across sales offices in over 80 countries, with businesses covering over 160 countries and regions across Asia, America, Europe and Oceania, along with 23 R&D centers and 21 manufacturing bases. As of 2015, TCL is the world’s 3rd largest TV manufacturer with 17.84 million units and has attained 5th position in the smartphone market with 83.55 million of shipment units globally, the company also recorded 48 % of revenue from overseas market the same year. As of 2015, TCL recorded USD11.17 billion of operating income, an increase of 4.83% and a net profit of USD 179.72 million, a Y-O-Y increase of 140.3%.
About TCL Multimedia
Headquartered in China, TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited (HKSE: 01070) is one of the leading players in the global TV industry, engaged in the research and development, manufacturing and distribution of consumer electronic products. Through a new product-and-user-oriented business model that focuses primarily on a “double +” strategy which includes “intelligence + Internet” and “products + services” as the main direction, striving to become a “global entertainment technology enterprise” that provides integrated entertainment solutions to customers.