TCL launches budget-friendly 43-inch Thunderbird Sparrow 5 SE smart TV in China


TCL has unveiled a new budget-friendly FFALCON series smart TV, the 2024 Thunderbird Sparrow 5 SE, in the Chinese market. The TV is now available for purchase on for 889 yuan ($125). Let’s delve into its key specs.

TCL Thunderbird Sparrow 5 SE Specifications:

Thunderbird Sparrow 5 SE comes with a 43-inch display featuring a 1920 x 1080 resolution and utilizes a VA panel with a 60Hz refresh rate. The TV supports HDR10, enhancing the viewing experience with better contrast and color accuracy.

Under the hood, the smart TV is powered by a quad-core A53 processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB inbuilt storage, ensuring smooth operation across applications. The TV boasts a rapid boot-up feature, claiming to start in just 2 seconds, and it also supports booting simultaneously with a set-top box, adding convenience for users.

In terms of user interface and control, the TV comes with a remote control that includes three customizable buttons and two dedicated hotkeys for popular video streaming apps, making it easier to access favorite applications.

Audio-wise, the TV features full-range, high-power speakers that deliver clear sound quality. Additionally, the TV is designed with a metal-integrated curved full screen, which offers a higher screen-to-body ratio, allowing viewers to see more of the picture compared to standard TVs.

The operating system onboard is Android 13, which supports various smart features including wireless screen mirroring via 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi (not supporting Miracast protocol), multi-screen interaction, and access to a multitude of apps and online content. The TV is also certified by TÜV Rheinland for low blue light and flicker-free performance, indicating its suitability for extended viewing without causing significant eye strain.

For connectivity, the Thunderbird Sparrow 5 SE is equipped with two HDMI 2.0 ports, one Ethernet port, one USB-A 2.0 port, and an AV input port, catering to various media and internet connectivity needs.


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