According to the news site CNET.com, TCL had planned to present its latest sliding smartphone at the MWC in Barcelona, but the cancellation of the event changed the game.
After discovering at the beginning of the year the Motorola Razr and the Galaxy Z Flip with foldable screens, TCL is competing with a device that seems just as interesting on the design side since it is this time sliding like reveals it CNET.com.
After the unfortunate news announcing the end of the license linking TCL to Blackberry, the Chinese giant is now looking into the future with its own devices. Indeed, Blackberry smartphones will be abandoned, unless a group decides to take over from TCL. But for the moment, no information circulates on this subject. We now hope for an official presentation of this sliding smartphone imagined by TCL, of which we discover the images of a prototype in this article.
According to CNET, the Chinese manufacturer had planned to present its latest smartphone at the MWC in Barcelona, which was scheduled to take place from February 24 to 27. Unfortunately, the coronavirus epidemic was right in the holding of the show, which was canceled due to health risks. For the moment no information concerning the official presentation of the latest TCL. Only some information and visuals of a prototype were leaked on CNET.com
As can be seen in the images, the TCL smartphone does not seem to differentiate at first glance that of the other phones currently on the market, and more particularly of the TCL 10 Pro presented at CES 2020.
After the foldable screen, the sliding screen
This next TCL differs from other smartphones thanks to its “sliding” effect. The screen can indeed slide to the side to extend the screen to obtain a small tablet. At the moment we do not know how it works, no one has yet shared any grip. However, we imagine that TCL has equipped this device with a system allowing part of the screen to be rolled up behind the chassis, a bit like a “filmstrip” effect, but that would imply the use of a flexible screen like the Motorola Razr.
Today it is difficult to expand further on the subject since we do not have more information. The smartphone looks particularly promising, we can't wait to learn more and especially to test it!