- Tram Ho
TCL’s folding phone is definitely not ready for launch, but this is likely to be the most important smartphone concept at CES 2020 because it clearly reflects the company’s style.
” This is TCL” – Stefan Streit, TCL’s global marketing manager proudly said when introducing 3 traditional smartphone models with beautiful design, but cost less than 500 USD. Streit reminded that, among the three models with this attractive price, one model supports 5G connectivity.
The TCL 10 5G, a 5G phone that costs less than $ 500, sounds surprising, but it’s not – it follows the strategy that TCL is applying to its TV products. The popular TCL Roku 6 Series TV is a high-end 4K model, competing well with much higher-priced TVs from Samsung, LG and Sony. TCL has forced rivals to lower prices, or create cheaper TV models to deal with.
And that is exactly what TCL’s foldable phone can do: bring competition in the market. TCL’s products may offer consumers a new choice besides Samsung Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X, and Moto Razr, but it can also put Samsung and other rivals under pressure. price competition.
TCL will take a lot of time before actually getting into the foldable phone game
Yes, the TCL foldable phone concept (which you can see on the image below) is still not ready to hit the market soon. Its hinges and folds on the folding screen feel not really perfect, the software is full of bugs, and even the machine does not have a front camera anymore (and also no “rabbit ears” or any chiseled part). on screen). One thing everyone likes, is the diamond pattern on the back of the device.
The hardware you’re seeing above, introduced by TCL at CES 2020, uses the mid-range Snapdragon 660 chipset and runs Android 9 Pie, which is not as powerful as the aforementioned TCL 10 series, which uses the Snapdragon 700 chip. not as slender as Mate X because the screen border is quite thick, and the screen itself is smaller than the Galaxy Fold. But, do not forget that this is just a concept, its configuration and design can be changed and refined – every smartphone appears as a concept.
The presence of this device at CES 2020 means something else: it will drive the entire mobile industry into the era of good-priced foldable phones much earlier than expected. TCL’s concept addresses one of the biggest consumer complaints about previous foldable phones: the price is too high.
Even if you don’t want the TCLl’s folding phone when it officially appears on the market, it will still make you excited. It will force the entire market to compete, and that’s what every consumer wants when the current Galaxy Fold has a hefty price tag of $ 1,980.
Source : Genk