TCL shows a smartphone concept that includes a rollable and foldable OLED display

Chinese smartphone producer TCL unveiled an interesting new smartphone prototype (concept?) called the Fold ‘n’ Roll.

As you can see in the video, the device has a 6.87-inch OLED display when fully folded. It can open up (out-folding) into a 8.85-inch display, and then it can open even further to a 10-inch tablet-like device using a rolling mechanism. The display itself is produced by TCL's CSoT subsidiary.

This is an interesting design concept - TCL has already been showing foldable and rollable OLED designs and the company promises it will launch its first device with a flexible (foldable?) display by the end of 2021. It also promises to show new designs in the future, as the company experiments with new display technologies.

TCL/CSoT fold-and-roll OLED phone prototype photo

Posted: Apr 17,2021 by Ron Mertens