As foldable smartphones continue to gain more attention in the market, various companies are pushing hard to also hit market with their own refined foldable devices. Oppo recently announce teased the coming of its first-ever foldable device called the Oppo Find N. A few days prior to the announcement, the China-based smartphone brand TCL has showed off its own unique Fold and Slide smartphone prototype. The device comes with a single flexible display and comes with both foldable and rollable capabilities.
TCL showcased the “Fold and Slide” smartphone at the DTC 2021 conference, which was recently held in Shenzen, China. Twitter user Fold Universe was able to go hands-on with and film a video of the device. It shared a video of the TCL foldable-cum-rollable phone prototype on Twitter as well as on YouTube. You can check out the tweet, including the video, right below.
"Fold and Slide" is a revolutionary device that transcends all foldables and it's a marvel from 2025.
It is the most advanced next generation foldable design ever leaked to date.
— Fold Universe (@folduniverse) December 4, 2021
As per the video, the TCL Fold and Slide smartphone looks like a traditional foldable smartphone at first glance. However, it has got a trick up its sleeve when it unfolds. So, once you unfold the device, you can press a physical button on the device’s edge to further extend its left part to make it a full-blown tablet device.
The device uses a single flexible display as the outer cover display and the inner display. The cover display measures 6.87-inch, while the unfolded screen measures 8.55 inches. However, if you want more screen real estate, you can extend the screen. When the device slides out, it brings the cover display inward, extending the screen size to up to 10-inch.
Now, although the Fold and Slide smartphone from TCL looks pretty unique and futuristic, it is also worth mentioning that the device is an early prototype, much like the company’s other concept devices showcased earlier. Hence, you will not be able to get it until the company commercially launches the device or something like it in the future. Well, the Fold and Slide smartphone does look pretty cool and it would be a unique device if launched in the market.
So, what do you think about this futuristic Fold and Slide device from TCL? You can share your thoughts with us in the comments below.