TCL introduces world's first smartphone that can be folded into three

May 22, 2024  16:33

At the SID 2024 exhibition in San Jose, USA, the Chinese company TCL showed the world's first foldable smartphone with a double fold line: this 7.85-inch device can be folded into three.


According to Gizchina, the smartphone is equipped with a unique Free-type screen that supports both “G-shaped” and “Z-shaped” folding configurations. This allows users to choose the most convenient way to use the device, depending on the specific situation.

The sub-display area (SUP area) and regular display area (AA area) are also known to have a pixel density of 420 ppi, which ensures a consistent display across the entire screen. This means there will be no visible differences in image quality across the entire screen.

Another innovative feature of the new smartphone is the world's first under-screen face authentication system. Sensors similar to Apple's Face ID provide a 3D scan of the user's face without the need for holes in the screen matrix. This makes the process of unlocking your device not only safe, but also visually appealing.

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Low power technologies

Using several advanced low-power technologies such as Tandem, LTPO and PLP, the new screen provides high brightness and long battery life. These technologies not only improve the display quality, but also extend the life of the device without the need for frequent recharging.

Dimensions and design

The stepped screen design allows for a truly thin profile of just 472 microns, less than 0.5mm. The overall thickness of the device is also 17 mm, meaning the smartphone is truly compact and thin.

When will he appear?

Although the device presented in San Jose is a fully working prototype, TCL has not yet disclosed plans to commercialize such smartphones. However, we can assume that interest in the device will be high, given its unique capabilities and innovative design. Therefore, there is some probability that TCL will begin working on mass production of such smartphones in the foreseeable future.

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