TCL’s Fold ‘n Roll concept transforms a 6.87-inch phone into a 10-inch tablet

TCL’s Fold ‘n Roll concept transforms a 6.87-inch phone into a 10-inch tablet


TCL’s concept uses a folding hinge and extendable mechanism to expand from phone to tablet. | Image: TCL

TCL is once again teasing a foldable phone concept — and it’s a Frankenstein’s monster of some previously showcased flexible concepts. Called Fold ‘n Roll, it combines the company’s “dragonhinge” technology with an extendable display panel. The result is a 6.87-inch phone that can expand to an 8.85-inch phablet size or fully extend to a 10-inch tablet. Outside of that, the company isn’t offering any other detailed information.

TCL says it’s “still exploring the technical specifications” of this type of device, which doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence that the Fold n’ Roll will hit the market anytime soon. But TCL did say it plans to launch some kind of foldable phone before the end of 2021. The company has offered no shortage of…

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