2019 is going to be a year full of foldable smartphones. Some of the companies have already showcased their foldable smartphone prototypes but others are working on it and are planning to showcase their foldable smartphones at MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2019 which is going to be held in next week. Any of the major company has not yet manufactured the foldable smartphone. So to join the other companies, TCL has also come forward.
Considering the renders and patents of the company, we can say that TCL has took a step forward and is working on a group of foldable smartphones. Along with its own brand, TCL builds phones under the brands Alcatel and Blackberry Mobile.
It is said that, five new foldable devices are under the work which includes two smartphones, two tablets, and a smartphone that can be transformed into a smartwatch. All these mentioned devices will have flexible displays.
Among these five, one of the smartphone will be able to round up around your wrist same like a bracelet. This concept is same like Lenovo which showcased in 2016. The foldable smartphones are under production as per the report and a company representative told that they are planning to launch its first foldable device by 2020.
As per the reports, a foldable tablet is under the work which is same as the Royale FlexPai. The two new foldable smartphone versions of the TCL will most probably be able to convert like traditional flip smartphones. The reports are based on the patent images and renders of the company but does not disclose any specifications and designs of the smartphones.
Foldable smartphones are in trend and gives the companies new ideas by which the customers become excited. From the companies which are to bring foldable smartphones, Samsung and Xiaomi has already teased their foldable smartphones and Apple has filed a patent which looks like a foldable smartphone.
Intel is also in this list which is going to manufacture 3-display foldable smartphone. It is expected that Nubia, Huawei and Energizer will also disclose their foldable smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2019.