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The first wave of foldable devices are here, and honestly they’ve tended to be a bit… disappointing. But even as hardware companies are still trying to get flexible displays right, TCL is already looking ahead with a pair of foldable and rollable prototypes that imagines what the future of phones could look like.

TCL had two new prototypes to show off: a trifold device that can unfold from a 6.65-inch phone into a full-size, 10-inch tablet, and a very early concept for its sliding, rollable phone that leaked in February (which wasn’t actually a functional device, but rather a dummy unit, complete with a paper screen).

TCL actually showed off the trifold tablet / phone at CES, but it wasn’t functional then. The unit I…

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