The unlocked TCL 10 Pro is on sale at its heftiest discount ever ahead of Prime Day 2021

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The unlocked TCL 10 Pro is on sale at its heftiest discount ever ahead of Prime Day 2021
Although primarily known for its TVs and home appliances, TCL has also been manufacturing smartphones for many years now, selling them under the Alcatel and BlackBerry names with respectable specifications, and more often than not, unrivaled price points.

The (moderate) success achieved by a number of low-cost Alcatel devices in the US prepaid channel encouraged the company to release its first-ever own-brand handsets last year. The TCL 10 family includes a trio of unlocked models, as well as a Verizon-exclusive variant equipped with 5G UW support and even a T-Mobile-specific 5G phone sold under the "Un-carrier's" REVVL name.

Reasonably priced right off the bat, all of these mid-range devices have been discounted plenty of times over the last 12 months or so, with the latest TCL 10 Pro deal being unsurprisingly the best of the bunch. After all, the upgraded TCL 20 lineup is expected to reach the US soon, so it makes perfect sense for Amazon to be charging $150 less than usual for 2020's 6.47-inch beaut with a Snapdragon 675 processor under the hood.

If you can't see the full discount at first, all you need to do is click on the little "coupon" button below the handset's regular $449.99 price to save $100 on top of the visible $50 markdown. Obviously, you're looking at brand-new, unused, unopened, and undamaged units here sold in Ember Gray and Forest Mist Green paint jobs with unlocked support for AT&T, T-Mobile, and yes, even Verizon.

This pre-Prime Day 2021 promotion beats everything Amazon and TCL have offered in the past in terms of 10 Pro discounts. That includes last year's extended Black Friday festivities and this spring's Black Friday-style deals, making the unlocked TCL 10 Pro arguably more attractive than several of the best sub-$400 phones available right now in the US.

Compared to, say, the slightly costlier $350 Google Pixel 4a, this bad boy is undoubtedly prettier, with its premium metal-and-glass construction and smoothly curved AMOLED display, not to mention a lot larger. Granted, the Pixel 4a packs a faster Snapdragon 730 SoC, but on the other hand, the TCL 10 Pro comes with a much heftier 4,500mAh battery on deck, as well as a headphone jack, microSD card slot, and a grand total of four rear-facing cameras.

Meanwhile, in case you're wondering, the lower-end and lower-cost TCL 10L is on sale at 75 bucks off its list price in Arctic White and Mariana Blue colors, which is also a decent albeit far from earth-shattering or unprecedented deal. Of course, if you're not in a hurry, it might be a better idea to wait just a little longer and keep your eyes peeled on our comprehensive roundup of this year's best Amazon Prime Day cell phone deals.
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