When you have a phone business and your own display manufacturing, why not put the two together and make some futuristic concepts? That’s just what TCL has done with its new foldables, envisioning just what tomorrow’s smartphones and tablets might look like. That includes a double-folding tablet and a smartphone that unrolls an AMOLED display.
It’s not just flights of fancy, mind. TCL is looking to launch itself as a household name for phones, and it sees foldables and rollables as a long-term way to do that. No more dull rectangular slabs.
Whether the company’s eventual devices will look anything like what we see here remains to be seen. TCL says these are just three out of three dozen or more concepts that it has been working on so far. Before any are production ready, apps will need to wake up to devices which adjust screen shape and size.