The TCL 40 NXTPAPER smartphone sports TCL's NCVM reflective LC display. The phone comes in two models: the standard is based on a 6.78” FHD+ panel while the 5G model has a smaller 6.6" HD+ display. Other features include a 32MP selfie camera, triple camera system, 8 GB of RAM (6GB in the 5G model) and 256 GB of storage.
The 49 NXTPAPER display has received a reflection-free TÜV certification, and it offers anti-glare functionality achieved by "producing a paper-like matte effect texture". The display is covered by a fingerprint smudge-resistant material, to make reading more comfortable.