TCL To Launch A Rollable Or Foldable Phone This Year

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It seems like 2021 will be the year dedicated to rollable phones. The CES 2021 (Consumer Electronics Show) is undergoing and not only LG< but TCL has also given a closer look at a rollable phone that it under works.

LG introduced the LG Rollable a few days back, and it got everyone excited. Although Oppo was the first to introduce this concept with its Oppo Find X 2021, it seems like LG might beat Oppo in commercially making this device available.

Moreover, TCL has also joined the bandwagon and shown off a rollable phone and has confirmed that it will launch a phone with a flexible display this year.

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As per a statement given to CNET, Stefan Streit, general manager of global marketing for TCL's phone business, has confirmed this piece of information. However, it is not confirmed whether it will be a foldable phone or a rollable device.

Talking about the rollable phone, last year, TCL showed off a dummy model of what it was working on. TCL's Tiago Abreu, head of the "X-Lab" at the TCL Industrial Design Center gives some information about the TCL rollable phone.

According to Tiago, the TCL phone can go from a 6.7-inch phone to a 7.8-inch tablet with "a simple tap of the finger." This is the same as what we have seen with the Oppo rollable device.

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Video shows that the back of the TCL rollable will be highly reflective

Not much is known at the moment about the TCL rollable phone. Taking a look at the video, it hints that the device may come with a highly reflective back. This is because the ad shows a woman applying lipstick using the devices' back as a mirror.

TCL shared that the display on the rollable device will be an 'AMOLED Rollable Display'. As per TechRadar, the device is apparently less than 10mm thick. So, a piece of good news here for those who hate thick smartphones.

In a series of tweets, TCL spokesman Brad Molen shared videos of real-life prototypes of both the rollable and scrolling displays.

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TCL also showed off a foldable phone last year, which was once again, restricted in a dummy. But that was shown last year, meaning that TCL has had enough time to fix all the issues and be commercially ready.

Currently, if one is looking for a foldable device, without a doubt, anyone would recommend him/her the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 device. It will be interesting to see what this year brings in terms of innovation.

As 2020 was a year of foldable devices. We will see the newer generation of already exiting foldable along with new ones, and also, rollable phones.

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