TCL has unveiled two radicals on the foldable phone form factor. One of them is a tri-fold phone-tablet hybrid that twists twice like the letter Z. The first fold tilts inward like the Galaxy fold, while the rest folds to the crease as well as the Huawei Mate X. The second second device looks like a regular phone displayed by TCL, but it hides a rollable mechanism that hides the remaining part of the display that can be turned into a tablet via a motorized mechanism. In particular, TCL states that the rollable display mechanism completely eliminates the crease, with some foldable phone users complaining.
In an official press release, TCL states that its triangular phone-tablet hybrid concept features a 6.65-inch AMOLED display that can be revealed twice to reveal full 10-inch screen real estate. The cover display has a 20.8: 9 aspect ratio and an impressive 3K resolution. It is also one that users will interact with for their day-to-day activities.
TCL states that it has employed proprietary DragonHring and butterflying technologies to create working prototypes. The tablet form factor tilts outward with the right crease, exactly like the Huawei Mate X. The crease on the left, however, tilts inward toward the Galaxy fold.
For a more radical rollable display concept, it looks like a regular phone. However, it hides a motorized mechanism that hides a portion of the display by rolling it to the left edge and downwards. After the motorized mechanism is activated, the hidden portion of the display moves outward to the right, turning the 6.75-inch flexible AMOLED display into a 7.8-inch tablet. When not being used in tablet mode, the motor automatically retracts the display and turns the device into a regular phone.