TCL Communication South Africa has launched one of the most affordable 5G smartphones in South Africa, the TCL 20 R 5G. Supporting the evolution and growth of the MTN network, and available from Truworths stores for just R3 899, this powerful Android™ smartphone opens access to superfast 5G mobile broadband to more people.

With the TCL 20 R 5G, you’ll be able to download albums and movies within seconds, enjoy high-quality streaming, and share blistering fast 5G data speeds with other devices like your laptop. You can also say goodbye to judder when you’re streaming content and frozen faces on your video calls—5G makes your online experience silky smooth.

Proving that 5G is no longer a premium feature found only on the most expensive phones, this device brings lightning fast speeds to everyone. The value-for-money TCL 20 R 5G also boasts an immersive display, a high-resolution triple camera experience for the ultimate in value and versatility, and many other features befitting a more expensive device.

“At TCL, our mission is to make important technologies accessible to more audiences than ever,” says Ernst Wittmann, Regional Manager for Southern and East Africa at TCL Communication. “Right now, democratising 5G and making it accessible to the mass market is one of our top priorities. The TCL 20 R 5G represents an incredible balance of affordability and fast mobile internet. It ensures a future-proofed 5G smartphone for an affordable price that is accessible to all.”

When it’s time to get down to business, the TCL 20 R 5G supports both Wi-Fi and USB tethering, so you can share your 5G mobile data with your laptop or tablet for productivity on the go. TCL 20 R 5G is also verified by Google™ as an Android Enterprise Recommended device. This validation shows that TCL 20 R 5G is committed to meeting Google’s strict enterprise requirements through regular Android security patches and guaranteed major updates.

On the back of the phone is a capable 13MP Triple Camera, which captures unforgettable moments with competitive detail and clarity. AI Auto-Enhancement ensures scenes are optimised with nuance, while the dedicated 2MP depth lens and 2MP macro lens add versatility from portraits to detailed close-up photography.

Available in Granite Grey, the TCL 20 R 5G’s sleek finish is matched with a light in-hand feel. The 4500mAh battery delivers 10 hours of video playback, 34 hours of talk time and 210 hours of audio playback for connectivity and enjoyment that lasts for as long as you need it to.

“If you’re buying a smartphone today, you probably want it to last for four to five years,” says

Wittman. “During that time, 5G will become pervasive and you’ll be able to benefit from its high speeds in many parts of the country. The TCL 20 R 5G makes 5G affordable so you can be ready for the future of connectivity and start enjoying higher speeds in most major cities in South Africa today.”