A slidable and foldable “three-in-one device” device unveiled
In recent years, the concept of folding screens can be said to be very popular. Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Motorola, Rouyu and other manufacturers have launched related products, which have brought more room for development to mobile phones. Last year, OPPO brought The concept machine with scroll screen is different from folding. It can roll a part of the screen in the body to avoid crease problems caused by creases, which is very cool.
A few days ago,
TCL launched the previously exposed “three-in-one” concept device—TCL Fold’n Roll at its Display Your Greatness global product launch conference in 2021. It will carry out two future design forms of folding screen and hinge screen. Fusion.
This product can be folded into an ordinary full-screen phone with a 6.87-inch screen. In this mode, it can be used as a dual-screen smartphone; it uses an outward fold design similar to the first-generation Huawei Mate X,
which is officially called The hinge technology is a “dragon hinge”.
After unfolding, it is an 8.85-inch phablet, which is similar to the current folding screen mobile phone; of course, it is not finished yet. It can also slide the screen rolled in the fuselage to become A 10-inch large-screen tablet computer.
This TCL Fold’n Roll concept machine is definitely very innovative in terms of design ideas, but due to the combination of two designs of folding screen and scroll screen, its technical difficulty will be greater, and the internal structure of the fuselage will be more Complicated, and the screen life will be a big problem that needs to be faced.
TCL did not announce other parameter configurations of this product. They said they are still exploring the technical specifications of this type of device, and the product is still in the conceptual stage, and it is necessary to overcome the cost from concept products to consumer products that can be marketed.
, Good product rate and many other issues,
so related products will certainly not be introduced to the market soon. Of course, in my opinion, rather than let this product really land, TCL is more to show their solutions to the industry and attract the attention of other manufacturers.
Has repeatedly shown “muscles” to prepare for the new track of flexible screen products
Although TCL has not officially released a folding screen or a hinged screen mobile phone product, it and the Huaxing Optoelectronics behind it have shown its “muscles” on the world stage many times.
Huaxing Optoelectronics brought its self-developed cutting-edge technology product—flexible folding screens to its debut at MWC.
They displayed a variety of flexible foldable screens that support inward or outward folding, and can be held with one hand after folding. Support,
meet the needs of different application scenarios, and the technical indicators have reached the mass production standard, and have received extensive attention from the industry.
TCL used the advantages of Huaxing Optoelectronics’ industrial chain to launch a non-folding flexible mobile phone, which they call “Yunjuan”,
which rolls the screen into the body and can be used as an ordinary mobile phone daily. When a larger screen is required,
You can pull out the screen, and the screen will change from 6.75 inches to 7.8 inches. In addition to this product,
they also made a tri-fold screen phone at the time, which can be extended from 6.65 inches to 10 inches.
At the beginning of this year,
TCL once again showed off a wave of scrolling screens at CES2021, but unlike their previous OPPO and LG products, this product uses an upwardly extending design that can be expanded from 6.7 inches to 7.8 Inches,
TCL said that the thickness of the body before and after the expansion is unchanged, and the control is within 10mm. This design solution corresponds to the product with the upper and lower folding screens.
It can be said that TCL is able to bring this concept product that integrates two designs of folding screen and scrolling screen.
The key factor is the accumulation and continuous exploration of technology in related fields by TCL and Huaxing Optoelectronics. Regardless of whether it is a folding screen or a scrolling screen, they are an exploration of the manufacturer’s future mobile phone form,
which will become a brand new track in the future,
and TCL has made sufficient preparations. It is understood that their first folding screen product will be released this year, so you can look forward to it.
Of course, I think that Huaxing Optoelectronics will play a very important role in the future mobile phone industry. At present, most mobile phone manufacturers’ flexible screens are from third-party manufacturers, and with the use of flexible screens such as folding screens or scrolling screens,
more and more products are used. More flexible screens, as one of the core components of folding screen products, are likely to be in short supply in the future. Panel manufacturers with flexible OLED production capabilities such as Huaxing Optoelectronics are likely to become the biggest winners.
At present, Samsung is the leader in the small and medium-sized OLED panel market. In recent years, in addition to Huaxing Optoelectronics, domestic panel manufacturers such as BOE, Visionox and Tianma are also trying their best to catch up. They have all demonstrated products and solutions related to folding screens.
At present, many mobile phone manufacturers are already using their flexible panels. For example, Huawei’s Mate X series of folding screen flagships and OPPO’s rolling screen concept phones use BOE’s screens,
and Nubia’s previously released “wrist phone” Nubia α uses Visionox’s screen, which shows that mobile phone manufacturers are increasingly accepting domestic panels.
Folding screens and scrolling screens are a new track for mobile phone manufacturers, and for these panel manufacturers, the competition will be very fierce.