The rumors are true, TCL Alcatel is indeed working on a foldable smartphone. The company is debuting the prototype at Mobile World Congress. The device features a full inward folding display that can fold up to 180 degrees using TCL’s very own patented, proprietary “Dragon-Hinge technology”.
The display itself is a 7.2”, AMOLED display with a 2K (2048×1536) resolution that sports a narrow bezel and a 90.73% screen-to-body ratio. The display also supports an ultra-wide color range with 100% NTSC support. In person, the colors seemed super vibrant. We also observed a total of 4 or 5 cameras on the cover – we’re not certain if one is an LED flash or not. But what we thought was especially unique about the device, is that it comes rocking a digital clock on its outside cover.
TCL says that the device will be optimized for multitasking, but the prototype wasn’t available for us to play with yet. To that effect, TCL says that the foldable phone likely won’t be available until some time in 2020. With that said, we think is perhaps the most exciting aspect of this device is that it’s likely to be priced more affordably than the likes of the Galaxy Fold and other foldable phones coming to market.
In addition to their first foldable smartphone, TCL is also showing off a few other concept devices with cutting-edge display technology. Their CS0T prototype is a TRUE fullscreen phone. The details are scarce, but what we do know is that the phone features a 6.39-inch display with a 1080×2340 resolution that is 600 NITS, with 404 ppi, a 1500:1 contrast ratio, and 85% NTSC support.