TCL launches the Stylus 5G, an inexpensive 5G phone with a built-in stylus

(Pocket-lint) – TCL has introduced a new mid-range stylus smartphone. Called TCL Stylus 5G, it’s available from June 2, 2022 from T-Mobile in the US.

The Stylus 5G features an integrated stylus, 6.81-inch 1080p LCD screen, MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G chipset, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage, 4000mAh battery, MicroSD slot for phone expansion, storage and a headphone jack. For cameras, the TCL Stylus 5G offers a 50-megapixel main camera with a 5-megapixel ultrawide, a 2-megapixel macro, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.

There is also a 13-megapixel selfie camera on the front of the phone.

The stylus itself is magnetic. Removing the stylus when the phone is unlocked brings up a note app on the lock screen so you can quickly write something down.

For other software, it comes preloaded with a handwriting-to-text AI application called Nebo, developed in partnership with Nebo. There is also a calculator app, called MyScript Calculator 2, which can recognize written equations and save calculations. The phone comes with Android 12 and TCL promises an OS version upgrade and two years of security updates.

If you’re wondering how much all this will cost you, TCL is pricing the Stylus 5G at $258. This makes it one of the cheapest pen phones and 5G phones.

There’s no word yet on UK pricing or availability.

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Written by Maggie Tillman.

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