TCL 40 SE – Detailed Specs, Specifications, Price

TCL 40 SE is a budget 4G LTE smartphone that was announced at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2023. It features a large battery and comes in two memory configurations, 128GB ROM + 4GB RAM, and 256GB ROM + 6GB RAM. Like the TCL 40R 5G, the 40 SE will be sold in Europe and Asia. US availability is not clear at this time.

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TCL 40 SE: brief information

  • OS: Android 12
  • Release Date: January 2023
  • Network Type: 2G/3G/4G
  • Display: 6.75-inch, 720P resolution
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G37
  • Selfie Camera: 8 MP
  • Rear camera: 50 MP
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • ROM: 256 GB
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
TCL 40 SE
TCL 40 SE

TCL 40 SE specifications

Mobile Wireless Network and Software

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  • 2G mobile network bands: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
  • 3G mobile network bands: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G mobile network bands: LTE.
  • 5G mobile network bands: No
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, Single and Dual SIM options
  • Software / OS: Android 12

Design, Form Factor, Appearance

  • Dimensions: 164.5 x 75.4 x 9 mm
  • Weight: 192g
  • Display: 6.75 inches, 720 x 1612 pixels, 90 Hz refresh rate, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, NXTVISION, IPS LCD screen
  • Colours: Gravity Grey.
  • Physical Build: Plastic frame, plastic back panel
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Internal Hardware Specifications

  • CPU/Processor: 64-bit, 2.2 GHz Octa-core
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G37
  • GPU/Graphics Processing Unit: ARM Mali-G57 MC2
  • RAM: 4 GB / 6 GB
  • Extended/Virtual RAM:
  • Internal Storage: 128 GB / 256 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 256 GB (hybrid slot)

Photography, Video Recording

  • Main Camera: 50 MP main sensor + 2 MP macro lens + 2 MP depth sensor, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording
  • Front Camera: 8 MP, fixed focus, Face Recognition, 1080p@30fps video capture

Audio, Video Playback

  • Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
  • Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Loudspeaker: Mono speaker
  • Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: Yes.

Phone Sensors

  • Digital Compass: Yes.
  • Accelerometer: Yes.
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes.
  • Ambient Light Sensor: Yes.
  • Barometer: No.
  • Pedometer: No.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No.
  • Gyroscope (G-Sensor): Yes.
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes; side-mounted.
  • Face Unlock: Yes.
  • Iris Scanner: No.
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No.
  • Voice Control: No.
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes; Google Assistant.
  • Infra-red Blaster: No.

Connectivity Options

  • Bluetooth Version: 5.2
  • Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo
  • USB: microUSB v2.0. Type-C. USB-OTG.
  • NFC: Yes.

Miscellaneous Specifications and Features

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-Removable Lithium-Polymer 5000 mAh
  • Battery Charging: 15W fast charging
  • Wireless Charging: No.
  • Reverse Charging: No.
  • Model Version/Number:

Launch/Release Dates and Information

  • Announced: January 5, 2023
  • Release Date: January 2023

TCL 40 SE: Prices by Country

  • USA: $169 (4/128GB)
  • United Kingdom (UK): £
  • Germany: €
  • Switzerland: CHF
  • Australia: AU$
  • South Africa: ZAR
  • Nigeria: ₦
  • Egypt: EGP
  • UAE (Dubai):  AED
  • India: ₹
  • Kenya: Ksh.
  • Ghana: GH₵‎

The above prices may change with time from country to country, as market forces and economic policies influence product price movements.

Does TCL 40 SE have Google Play Store?

It supports Google Services and software applications, including Play Store and Maps, Gmail, YouTube, and others.

Will TCL 40 SE work in the USA?

This is a GSM phone and is supported on US GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile and other networks riding on their networks. It does not support CDMA networks. Do make enquiries from your carrier to know what bands/frequencies are supported on their service.

MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict

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TCL 40 SE Phone Review Rating

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