Chinese telecommunication major TCL Corporation has launched a brand new smartphone dubbed as Pride T500L in India.

The key feature of TCL Pride T500L is its advanced bio-metric technology used for unlocking the phone. The company claims that the 8MP camera mounted at the front can scan device owner's Eye (Iris) to authenticate in order to bypass the lockscreen.

How the Iris Scanner work?

'Iris Recognition' is said to be more advanced and near-foolproof system as it involves camera technology with subtle infrared illuminations to capture the detailed nerve pattern on the iris (eye).

Using this information, digital impressions are created by mathematical and statistical algorithm so that accurate profile is created. This biometric technology is nearly impossible to be cracked by an imposter, unlike finger-print scanner that can be bypassed with a fake thumb print.

Also read: Apple iPhone 5S Fingerprint 'Touch ID' Security Feature Breached, Says German Hackers

Other noteworthy features of TCL Pride T500L include 5.0-inch full HD display, 2.5GHz Octa-core SoC (System on Chip), 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt storage, 13MP camera on the rear-side and 3050 mAh battery.

TCL Pride T500L price and specifications details:

The new TCL Pride T500L is exclusively available on Snapdeal for just Rs. 10,499 (HERE).


Armed with top-end features and pocked-friendly price-tag, TCL Pride T500L will pose a serious threat to the popular brands such as Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen), Xiaomi Mi 4i, Samsung J7 (& J5), Micromax Canvas 5 and other domestic brands.

For those unaware, TCL Corporation is the owner of Alcatel OneTouch brand, which sells smartphones in Europe and America.

[Image credit: Snapdeal]

Key features of TCL Pride T500L:

Model TCL Pride T500L
Display 5.0-inch full HD screen with 1920x108p resolution
  • Pixel density: 440 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
Processor 2.5GHz Octa-core processor (most probably MediaTek CPU)
Storage 16GB (expandable)
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with LED flash
  • Front: 8.0-megapixel camera
Battery 3050 mAh
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons Iris-Scanner, Single SIM slot, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, MicroSD card slot, micro-USB port
Price Rs. 10,499/-