A leaked slide shows TCL is planning a foldable OLED smartphone for 2020

A leaked TCL smartphone roadmap shows that the China-based phone maker is planning to release a foldable AMOLED smartphone called FlexTab towards the end of 2020. The company is also aiming to release phones with edge-type flexible OLEDs earlier in the year.

TCL 2020 smartphone roadmap leaked slide
We do not know if this leaked image is authentic, but we do know that TCL demonstrated several foldable OLED prototypes earlier this year at the Mobile World Congress.

TCL first prototype at MWC used a 7.2" 2048 x 1546 AMOLED display that folds inwardly (in a similar way to the Samsung Galaxy Fold). This was an early prototype and one of its key features was a new hinge system that TCL calls DragonHinge.

In addition to the 7.2" AMOLED prototype, TCL also showed other concept devices, but these were all mechanical mockups without actual displays. According to reports earlier this year, TCL indeed aimed to release its first foldable device in 2020 - with a price point of $1,000 which is half the price of Samusng's Galaxy Fold (and much lower than Huawei's $2,600 Mate X).

Posted: Aug 25,2019 by Ron Mertens