Samsung, Huawei, and Nubia are set to announce foldable products over the next several days. LG says it is sitting it out for now and Xiaomi has shown off a prototype. A report says China’s TCL is moreover joining the party with not one however 5 foldable products.
TCL is famous as the licensee for BlackBerry and Alcatel brands. It owns the Palm brand too but has licensed it to another manufacturer what made the Palm phone released back in November. A report by CNET says the manufacturer has joined the foldable train and is developing 2 foldable cameraphones, 2 foldable tablets, and a fifth foldable gadget that wraps around your wrist such as a large bracelet.
As claimed by to patents and renderings, one of the tablets folds inwards although another folds outwards. The similar applies to the smartphones too but are said to bend on the horizontal line which includes a flip phone. The fifth gadget, which sounds more exciting, can wrap about the wrist. CNET says a TCL executive told them back at CES 2019 that their first foldable cameraphone will release in 2020.
Don’t receive too excited. There is a possibility that the design of these gadgets could swap or any one of them may be scrapped and not see the light of day. Nevertheless, it is great to view extra players are interested in making foldable devices even though they could not become mainstream for a several more years.