Snapdragon 690 powered TCL FFALCON Thunderbird FF1 announced


If you’ve been following TCL, you’d know that the company has a sub-brand called FFALCON that produce and distribute Smart TVs in the Chinese market. Popular selling Smart TVs from the company includes the Peng 5 series, Crane 5 series, Phoenix 6 series and the Super 98 with large 98-inches screen size. Now, here is the company’s first smartphone dubbed Thunderbird FF1.


The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 690 octa-core CPU, same Chipset used on the TCL 20 5G. This means you are also getting 5G support on the Thunderbird FF1. The model has Adreno 619L GPU, 8GB RAM and either 128/256GB of internal storage.

Snapdragon 690 powered TCL FFALCON Thunderbird FF1 announced

As for the camera setup, you are getting three lenses on the rear; a 64-megapixel main lens with f/1.8 aperture, 8-megapixel ultrawide and 2-megapixel macro snapper with f/2.4 aperture on both lenses with an LED flash. Although the phone has a pill notch on the front, but only a single 16-megapixel selfie cam is there.

Snapdragon 690 powered TCL FFALCON Thunderbird FF1 announced

The phone itself come in a 6.67-inches FHD+ display, with 1080 x 2376 pixels. It has 19.8:9 aspect ratio, and adorned with 120Hz fast refresh rate. The model has a side mounted fingerprint scanner, Google Android 11 OS and a built-in 4300mAh battery with 66W fast charger.

Snapdragon 690 powered TCL FFALCON Thunderbird FF1 announced


FFALCON Thunderbird FF1 5G Key Specs and features

  • Display: 6.69-inch screen with 1080 x 2376px FHD+, 19.8:9 ratio and 120Hz refresh rate
  • CPU: 2.0GHz octa-core Snapdragon 690 with Adreno 619 GPU
  • Storage and RAM: 128/256 GB and 8GB RAM
  • OS: Android 11
  • Camera: Triple-Cameras: 64MP f/1.8 main camera; 8MP wide, 2MP 4CM macro sensor
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM; GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G / Bluetooth 5.
  • Other Features: Fingerprint scanner (side), USB Type-C
  • Battery: 4300mAh with 66W fast charging

Glacier Lake Green and Starry Black (4)

FFALCON Thunderbird FF1 5G pricing and availability

The Thunderbird FF1 comes in two colors of Glacier Lake Green and Starry Black. The model will start selling in China starting September, and will be priced at 2,499 and 2,799 yuan for the 128GB and 256GB storage options respectively, an equivalent of $385 and $432 US Dollars respectively.

Source (In Chinese)

Stephen Ekpa
Stephen Ekpa
Stephen is the Editor-in-Chief @DroidAfrica. His work on DroidAfrica is born out of pure passion for tech, especially as it relates to smartphones. When Steve is not writing tech, then he is reading tech.


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