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TCL Communication didn’t want to be left out of the foldable phone craze at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, so they came with their own showcase of mobile phones using their new DragonHinge technology. What this means is that each one of these devices uses a custom flexible AMOLED display from TCL’s sister company, CSOT, and DragonHinge technology, to create a mechanical housing, enabling them to fold and bend in support of a variety of use cases with seamless movement. The first consumer-ready devices are slated to arrive in 2020. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
“When we look at the practical application of flexible display and foldable mobile devices, there are really three challenges that need to be overcome: the flexible AMOLED display itself, a durable mechanical housing, and of course the software that can seamlessly adapt to these new form factors. Through TCL’s vertical integration with CSOT, we have conquered many of the challenges that come with flexible displays; and now with the announcement of DragonHinge™, we’re able to show the world how we’ll overcome the mechanical housing challenges that must be solved in order to support these new foldable form factors. We now have a hardware solution to build from, freeing us up to tackle the unique software experiences this new technology enables, and how it all ties in to the larger connected ecosystem as we prepare to launch our first foldable device next year,” said Shane Lee, General Manager, Global Product Center at TCL Communication.
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