Chinese company TCL has launched the Pride T500L in India. The smartphone is now exclusively available via Snapdeal and has been priced at Rs. 10,499.
The highlight of the smartphone is it packs iris (retina) scanner feature which allows TCL Pride T500L users to unlock the device after the front camera scans their retina. The company touts that the Pride T500L is the first smartphone launched in India to pack the Iris scanner. To recall, ViewSonic, a company largely associated with displays, revealed its V55 smartphone including iris scanner feature back in 2014.
Another highlight of the Pride T500L is it supports 4G LTE in India. The smartphone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and supports dual-SIM (GSM+GSM). The Snapdeal listing at places accidentally refers the TCL Pride T500L as single-SIM smartphone as well.
It features a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display. Under the hood, the TCL Pride T500L packs an octa-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz coupled with 2GB of RAM. The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera which comes with EIS (electronic image stabilisation), autofocus, and LED flash. It also sports an 8-megapixel fixed-focus front camera.
The handset packs 16GB of inbuilt storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card. Connectivity options include 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Micro-USB, apart from 4G LTE support. The listing also confirms that both the SIMs can support 4G LTE. The TCL Pride T500L will be available in White colour.
For those unaware, TCL Corporation is the parent company of the Alcatel OneTouch smartphone brand.