With the launch of Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X, the race of foldable smartphones gained its full pace. Most of the smartphone manufacturers like Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Motorola, Microsoft are presenting their foldable smartphones while some others are still in the working stage. In fact, most of these devices may not really launch in the market. Now, Chinese smartphone manufacturer TCL is also joining the race of foldable smartphones.
As per a new report, the company showcased its latest foldable smartphone. The highlight of this new concept smartphone is likely to be the two hinges, two folds. This means that there are three planes that unfold to fold a larger screen.
According to a report from CNET, the smartphone maker showcased a prototype of the smartphone with two hinges. The company has given a different name to every hinge. Out of both of the hinges, one of the hinges is called DragonHinge that folds in, and second is Butterfly Hinge that folds out. Both of these hinges work together to form a zig-zag shape as one opens the smartphone. Once all folded up, Butterfly Hinge then acts as the outer screen of the smartphone.
As of now, the company is developing this design to troubleshoot the usual issues including concerns with the durability of the screen. Apart from that, there is another challenge for the company to make the phone better, more robust hinge, a natural and usable design.
The report further mentioned that the device will come with a quad-rear camera setup and USB Type-C port. Well, it will be interesting to see how the company settles the camera on this complex module. Until now, TCL didn’t give any name, expected launch date, and expected price to its foldable smartphone.
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