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TCL’s Fold ‘n Roll is an eye-popping 3-in-1 smartphone concept

Smartphone, phablet, and tablet in one - but the release isn’t near

Foldable smartphones are getting better and better, as seen with the Huawei Mate X2 and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, and we’ve caught glimpses of rollable phone concepts too. But TCL might have just blown all of them out of the water with the hybrid Fold ‘n Roll concept. As the name suggests, it does a bit of both. On the outside, it’s a sizable 6.87in handset with a familiar form, but it expands to an 8.85in screen when unfolded. But there’s one more step: you can unroll it a bit from there to grow the screen to a full 10in. That’s wild, but unfortunately, we don’t have a price or release date on this one. TCL is still sorting out components for this ambitious design, and while the company plans to launch its first foldable in 2021, it doesn’t necessarily sound like it will be this one. Still, we can’t wait to get our hands on the TCL Fold ‘n Roll and see how well it actually works.

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Andrew writes features, news stories, reviews, and other pieces, often when the UK home team is off-duty or asleep. I'm based in Chicago with my lovely wife, amazing son, and silly cats, and my writing about games, gadgets, esports, apps, and plenty more has appeared in more than 75 publications since 2006.

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