TCL's new C855 Mini-LED TV will hit 3,500 nits brightness

Mike Wheatley

TCL’s mini-LED TV lineup is being expanded with a new model called the TCL C855. It’s the successor to last year’s C845, and provides a ton of features to support high-end, flicker-free video game graphics.


The company explained that the TCL C855 will be available in sizes ranging from 65-inches to 98-inches, and will push the boundaries of brightness to a whopping 3,500 nits, an incredibly high level compared to TVs of years gone by.

But it’s not just the brightness that’s sure to be an eye-catcher, as the TCL C855 also boasts some supreme capabilities for video gamers, with a 144Hz refresh rate, Variable Refresh Rate support, including AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, plus Dolby Vision gaming and Auto Low-Latency Mode. TCL has also thrown in a Game Bar menu, which provides easy in-game access to the most important settings.

It’s no slouch in terms of its sound capabilities either, with the onboard system made by Onkyo said to support 2.2.2 channels and deliver a total output of 120-watts. Dolby Atmos and DTS: Virtual X surround sound are also supported, and the TV itself looks pretty slick with its super-slim design.

The upcoming launch of the TCL C855 comes at a time when Mini-LED TVs are growing in popularity. That’s because TCL, and its rival Hisense, are pushing the envelope both in terms of cost and specs, adding more premium features without the price tag that’s seen on similar models from the likes of Samsung Electronics and Sony.

The TCL C855 sits below the X955 flagship model in the company’s current Mini-LED lineup, with that version promising to boost brightness to 5,000 nits while delivering a very similar list of specifications and features. But it’s likely that the lower cost of the C855 could see it become a more popular addition to living rooms.

We don’t know the exact cost yet, but its predecessor – the TCL C845 – currently costs £1,049 for the 65-inch model, which has many of the same features. The main difference is that the C845 only achieves 2,000 nits of brightness, which means it will likely suffer from more reflections than the newer model. With any luck, the C855 won’t be that much more expensive.