TCL has long been looking for elongated and foldable phone models. Contrary to all expectations of the Chinese company that produces its own displays, the possibility has arisen to combine these two devices. Using the latest patent, TCL wants to conquer an important place in the smartphone market of the future.
Interesting patent for TCL foldable and extendable telephone
TCL is finally developing a smartphone with a retractable screen. Recently the first prototypes of this phone appeared. According to the resulting patent, TCL is now looking for a phone screen technology that can be both folded and stretched.
Some concept drawings of the resulting patent have emerged. In these sketch drawings, the phone can also be folded into a z shape with a retractable screen. Whether this patent will become reality is a matter of curiosity.
The retractable screen technology came from Oppo, which left its mark on the smartphone world with its imitations. With this model called Oppo X 2021, it also made a new beginning in the smartphone world.
However, both foldable and extendable phones are still much more expensive than consumers can achieve. TCL has not yet reflected its success in the smart TV world in the phone market.
TCL, one of the most important panel technology companies in China, has the ability to bring the foldable and expandable screens at more affordable prices. However, we should not forget Samsung’s example here.
Samsung is one of the two largest panel manufacturers in the world. Despite this, the company was unable to lower these costs in foldable phone models.
The smartphone market has been looking for new innovations in recent years. Consumers have started to distance themselves from flagship models in recent years. After the pandemic, especially in the Far East market, models of the middle and upper middle tier started to rise.
Companies that have long been aware of this trend have started making major innovations for flagship models. Foldable and retractable screens are also seen as the future of flagship phone models.
What do you think, could TCL have taken the first step of an important development in the smartphone world with this patent? We await your comments.