TCL launches first 144Hz VRR TV in South Africa: Here’s how much it costs

TCL has expanded its line of Google LED TVs in South Africa with the launch of its C835, C735, C635, P735, and P635 televisions, including the first TV launched locally to include a 144Hz variable refresh rate.

The new range includes its flagship Mini LED, QLED, and 4K TVs that are aimed at entertainment enthusiasts and gamers.

The C835 Mini LED TV marks the first TV in South Africa to provide a 144Hz VRR refresh rate, according to TCL. It also includes HDMI 2.1, an important feature for gamers using next-gen consoles.

All the TVs come with Google Assistant built-in.

“Not only are some of these TVs capable of achieving a 144Hz refresh rate, enabling a smooth and silky picture, no matter the application, but all the new products will feature Google TV and Google Voice Search activated commands and Google Duo video conferencing,” says TCL South Africa‚Äôs Marketing Manager Ryan Curling.

Here’s a look at each of the new TVs and their prices.

TCL C835 Mini LED TV

TCL c835 mini led tv
Image Credit: TCL

The C835 television launched in South Africa comes in a 65-inch model. Besides its inclusion of Mini LED technology and its 144Hz variable refresh rate, it includes support for HDR10+, Dolby Vision IQ, and Dolby Atmos.

The display has a 4K HD resolution with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Its fixed refresh rate is 120Hz, but this goes up to 144Hz with its variable refresh rate.

The TV comes with a recommended retail price of R25,999.

C735: 98-inch and 55-inch

tcl 98-inch C735 television
Image Credit: TCL

The new 98C735 sports a massive 98-inch display with a 4K Ultra HD resolution. The TV is IMAX enhanced and features support for HDR 10+, Dolby Vision IQ, and Dolby Atmos.

Due to its size, the recommended viewing distance is 3.5 to 4 metres. This makes it ideal for larger entertainment spaces in the home.

While it doesn’t feature Mini LEDs, the display does use Direct LEDs which enable local dimming. It also has a 120Hz refresh rate.

Like the other TVs in the latest range, it’s powered by Google TV.

This large TV has a recommended retail price of R79,999, making it the most expensive new addition to TCL’s TV range in South Africa.

If you want something more reserved, there is also a 55-inch version available at R12,999. This smaller model also features a variable refresh rate from 48Hz to 144Hz, according to the TCL global website. However it does not include local dimming.

C635 QLED 4K series

TCL C635 TV
Image credit: TCL

The new C635 TVs from TCL come in 65-inch and 55-inch versions, and are the more conservatively priced entries in the newly launched C-series televisions.

Rather than gamers or enthusiasts, this range provides some general benefits for regular consumers.

These benefits include a 4K resolution and QLED technology, as well as support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.

The 65-inch version is priced at R12,999; while the 55-inch is priced at R9,999.

TCL P735 and P635 TVs

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The P-series of TCL televisions are focused on entry-level to mid-range pricing, but include both large and smaller display formats.

The largest of the newly launched TVs is the 75-inch P735. Priced at R15,999, it includes an edgeless design with 4K resolution. It features a lower refresh rate at 60Hz, but still sports an HDMI 2.1 port.

For the P635 range, displays are sized from 43 inches to 65 inches. These displays feature an edgeless design, HDR 10 support, a 60Hz refresh rate, and 4K resolution.

They are priced between R4,999 and R9,999; making them the most affordable of the newly launched devices.

Summary of new TCL TV prices in South Africa

Want a simpler overview of the prices for the different sizes and TVs in the range.?

Here is a summary of the TV models and their recommended retail prices in South Africa:

TV modelDisplay SizePrice
C83565-inchR25,999.00
C73598-inchR79,999.00
55-inchR12,999.00
C63565-inchR12,999.00
55-inchR9,999.00
P73575-inchR15,999.00
65-inchR10,999.00
55-inchR7,599.00
P63565-inchR9,999.00
55-inchR6,999.00
50-inchR5,999.00
43-inchR4,999.00
Pricing supplied by TCL

To check out the TVs and their features, you can visit the TCL South Africa website.

Feature image: TCL

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