An earlier version of this article erroneously stated that the phone was co-developed with Huawei. The company has clarified to us that this phone is designed solely by the TCL subsidiary FFALCON, for sale in China. The processor details have been updated as well.
TCL has introduced a new smartphone called the FFALCON Thunderbird FF1 in China. The new mid-range phone offers exciting features like a high refresh rate display with dual punch-hole cutout, a 64-megapixel triple camera unit, a Dimensity 9-series chip, up to 256 GB of storage, and a decent battery with fast charging capabilities.
FFALCON Thunderbird FF1 specifications and features
The FFALCON Thunderbird FF1 has a 6.67-inch IPS LCD panel that offers a Full HD+ resolution, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and a 120Hz refresh rate. The pill-shaped camera cutout on the display houses a 16-megapixel selfie camera.
The square camera module placed at the FFALCON Thunderbird FF1’s back houses a 64-megapixel main camera with an f/1.7 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultrawide snapper, and a 2-megapixel depth assist lens. The handset boots to Android 11 OS.
The FF1 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G chipset and 8 GB of RAM. It comes in 128 GB and 256 GB storage choices. It is backed by a 4,300mAh battery that supports 66W rapid charging. The other features that are available on the device include dual SIM support, 5G/4G, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, and a USB-C port.
FFALCON Thunderbird FF1 price and availability
The 128 GB and 256 GB variants of the FFALCON Thunderbird FF1 are priced at 2,499 Yuan (~$386) and 2,799 Yuan (~$432), respectively. It will be available for purchase starting from Sept. 10 in China. It is unclear if TCL has any plans to release the FF1 outside the home market.