TCL’s Fold ‘n Roll concept phone features a foldable and rollable display


  • TCL has announced the Fold ‘n’ Roll concept phone
  • It is a 3-in-1 device that can be used a phone, a phablet, and a tablet
  • Its flexible display can be unrolled to offer users with a 10-inch display area

TCL  has launched its Fold ‘n Roll concept device has launched. The company claims that the prototype model can be used in three different screen sizes. Hence, it can be used as a smartphone, a phablet, as well as a tablet.

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Last year, TCL had showcased a 6.65-inch tri-foldable device with homegrown DragonHinge technology, which will be allowed it to unfold into a 10-inch tablet. On the newly unveiled Fold ‘n’ Roll device, TCL is offering the same hinge along with an extendable display. Since it is a concept model, it is unclear whether the device will ever release in the market.

TCL Fold ‘n’ Roll concept design and features

TCL Fold n Roll

The TCL Fold n Roll concept model with flexible screen can be used as a phone, a phablet, and as a tablet

The Fold ‘n’ Roll features TCL’s own CSOT flexible OLED panel with a selfie punch-hole. When folded, it can be used as a standard phone with a 6.87-inch screen in the front. It only folds in the outward direction with the screen on the outside. A triple camera setup can be found on the rear side of the device.

When unfolded, the device offers an 8.85-inch screen to use like a phablet. When the screen unrolled from the body of the device, it provides users with a tablet-like experience with 10-inch screen size. The rear cameras are inaccessible when the device is used as a phone. Also, when folded, its thickness increases by 1.5 times of a regular smartphone.

The TCL Fold ‘n’ Roll is also equipped with a dedicated slot for storing a stylus. A USB-C port can be also seen on the device.  As far as hardware specs are concerned, TCL claims that it is “still exploring the technical specifications” of the Fold ‘n’ Roll, which indicates that it may arrive in the market. The company aims to launch a commercial flexible phone this year. The upcoming device could be inspired by its concept models.

Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.