We're still trying to figure out how durable the Galaxy Z Flip and Motorola Razr are, but TCL may be working on a new style of phone that pushes .
The report comes from CNET, which publishes photos of the phone. It looks like a normal-sized smartphone at first, but has a second screen that pulls out to make it tablet-sized.
According to CNET's source, TCL would have shown the phone to reporters who reported on the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, unless the event was canceled due to concerns about the spread of the Covid-1
The big unknown is whether the two halves of the large screen would be flush or if there were any burrs given the mechanics of the sliding screen. The advantage of such a system, however, as Jessica Dolcourt of CNET notes, is that this system is not worried about wrinkles in a bendable screen or deteriorating hinges.
TCL declined to comment on Mashable on the report.
At CES in January we looked at one of the foldable prototype phones from TCL that folds like a book.
And in October 2019, TCL made waves with another prototype, a tri-fold phone that would unfold into a device with a 10-inch screen.