This TCL’s foldable transforms into a 10-inch tablet
Galaxy Z Fold 3: Fold ‘N Roll stunning
(Image credit: TCL)
TCL has just teased Fold ‘N Roll,
a smartphone that could put thanks to its ability to transform from a regular-sized phone into a 10-inch tablet.
And according to the company, Galaxy Z Fold 3: Fold ‘N Roll stunning
the new foldable device features “next-generation hinges and mechanics not yet seen in a single device before.”TCL is “still exploring technical specifications”
of the upcoming Fold’N Roll so there’s no clear indication of the official release date, specs or the pricing so far. However, the company did reassure us that it’s “on track to launch [its] first foldable device later this year,” but there’s no telling whether that device will be the new Fold ‘N Roll.
If there’s one thing that can help TCL evolve the foldable phone market — it’s the affordable prices. Since the company is known for producing budget smartphone
, we can expect that the upcoming
Fold ‘N Roll will likely cost significantly less than other flagship rollable and foldable smartphones.
Take Samsung’s rumored Galaxy Z Fold 3 for example. The device will potentially be priced just as high as its predecessor,
at a hefty $1,999. And if TCL manages to fill the gap and make foldable smartphones more affordable the upcoming Fold
‘N Roll has the potential of becoming more popular provided that its slick expandable display panel comes at a more budget-friendly pricetag.
The new TCl Fold ‘n Roll combines foldable and rollable display technologies to provide consumers with an all-in-one device.
The phone starts of with a 6.87-inch display, which folds outwards to become an 8.85-inch phablet. Users can then roll out the 8.85-inch display to make the device act as a 10-inch tablet. Throughout the transitions, the device adjusts its software aspect ratio to make media viewing better.