After Samsung, Oppo, Huawei and Xiaomi, TCL will be launching its first foldable smartphone soon. This smartphone has a unique quality of turning into a smartwatch. It is one amongst the five foldable devices that the Chinese company is set to launch very soon. These five gadgets include two tablets, one with a clamshell-like inward folding display and the other with outward folding display. Then it will launch two smartphones with inward and outward folding display ability, and the last one as we have already mentioned, which folds and turns into a smartwatch.
CNET has access to the company’s renders and patent image filings, via which this news came to light. The images are said to be preliminary and TCL might change its plans, and not release these devices at all. It is unknown as of now, when will TCL release it foldable smartphones. However, a TCL executive has reportedly said that the company’s first foldable device will launch in 2020. Samsung is also planning to launch a foldable device in its upcoming Unpacked event, which is scheduled on February 20, 2019. The foldable screen device, that is reportedly called the Galaxy F is said to cost $1,500 (roughly Rs 1,06,500).
If this turns out to be true then it will be the South Korean tech giant’s costliest device ever. Samsung had earlier posted 27-seconds long teaser video on its official YouTube channel. The video which is titled as ‘The Future Unfolds’ confirms that the Samsung Galaxy F can also be launched at Samsung’s Unpacked event on February 20, 2019.
Oppo is also supposed to launch a foldable smartphone, as well as a device with 10x hybrid zoom. Both of these devices are supposed to be unveiled during the upcoming Mobile World Congress. Considering that MWC is ‘Get closer’, we reckon that the foldable device might be incorporated with the 10x hybrid zoom. Another Chinese brand, Huawei will in all probability showcase a foldable smartphone at the Mobile World Congress, 2019. This smartphone is said to come with 5G features. Apart from Huawei, Nubia might also showcase its foldable smartphone during the biggest mobile showcasing.