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TCL Launches New VR Goggles for Its 562 Smartphone in India

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TCL India launched the 562 smartphone in India last year, and now it has introduced a new VR headset in the country. The company’s new VR Goggles can be purchased alongside the TCL 562 smartphone from Amazon India and select retail outlets across India. The TCL 562 and VR Goggle bundle will cost Rs. 13,999.

For now, the VR headset is only available as a pair with the TCL 562, and cannot be bought standalone. The VR Goggles have a Micro-USB port to connect the TCL 562 seamlessly, and will allow users to stream virtual reality content. Games can also be downloaded onto the device from the VR Store built-in app.

To recall, the TCL 562 was launched at Rs. 10,990 available exclusively on Amazon India, and is now available for Rs. 9,999. This also marks as TCL’s first foray into the Indian offline retail market, and it has appointed Advance Computers as its distributor.

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Commenting on the launch, Praveen Valecha, Regional Director, TCL India said in a statement, “We’ve redefined virtual reality and created the best mobile VR experience available today. We see virtual reality driving a revolution in content and experience, and we are thrilled to launch VR device to set the standard for mobile VR and bring this revolutionary product to consumers. To ensure availability in retail we have appointed Advance Computers as our distributor. The product will also be available on the e-commerce channel.”

The TCL 562 smartphone features a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display, octa-core Helio P10 MT6755M processor, 3GB of RAM, and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. The device has 32GB internal storage, 13-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with LED dual tone flash, and a 5-megapixel front camera with wide view angle and houses 2960mAh battery.

TCL 562


General

Release date July 2016
Dimensions (mm) 152.00 x 77.00 x 7.90
Weight (g) 150.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2960
Removable battery No
Colours Metal Gold, Dark Grey
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels

Hardware

Processor 1.8GHz
Processor make MediaTek MT6755m
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 64

Camera

Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android 6.0

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM No
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No