The Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X are the main foldable phones on sale at the moment, but other manufacturers also prepare their own models. This is the case of TCL, which CNET a prototype with a double folding screen.
It has a 10 inch screen and uses a zigzag format, that is, one screen folds inwards and another folds outwards. This is possible due to two screen technologies developed by TCL: DragonHinge and ButterflyHinge.
DragonHinge folds inward, as does the Galaxy Fold, and ButterflyHinge, folds out, like the Huawei Mate X. And, despite being quite different from what has already been presented, the TCL model is far from functional.
According to the CNET, the screen still does not work and there are a number of doubts about the wear of the device. It shows creases on the screen after a few folds and does not have the protection of a folding glass, like the one being developed by Corning.
TCL did not disclose the name of the phone, nor forecasts about price and release date. The device will have a quadruple rear camera, front camera and USB-C port, but will not have a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
It is worth remembering that the manufacturer had already presented a prototype cell phone with simple fold during MWC 2019. The model of the occasion had a 7.2-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels (2K), but it could not be touched yet.
The next company to launch a foldable smartphone is expected to be Lenovo, with the reissue of the Motorola Razr. The model, which resembles the old flip phone, may be presented on November 13. In 2020, Samsung may unveil a new foldable phone, as will Microsoft and Xiaomi.