TCL has by no means been shy about showcasing its display concepts at commerce reveals, and this 12 months isn’t any completely different; the corporate is (nearly) exhibiting off a few these prototypes at CES 2021. Allowing for that there’s completely no assure these ideas will ever attain market, they’re nonetheless a enjoyable glimpse at a potential way forward for show tech. First up is a cellular system with an AMOLED “rollable” display which may prolong a 6.7-inch show as much as 7.8 inches. TCL says the system is lower than 10mm thick with a 3mm bend radius.
An identical idea seems in one of many extra unintentionally humorous promotional movies we’ve seen at CES to this point this 12 months. It’s an extendable show idea that unrolls on two sides, like a scroll, or an “I’m Gonna Steal the Declaration of Independence,” which is a technical time period.
TCL says the display itself can also be thinner at simply 0.18mm thick. The corporate tries to drive residence the space-saving benefits of this idea with a video of a hiker pulling it out of a bag on the path. Sadly, it seems to be about as genuine as our favorite folding gadgets of sci-fi do.
TCL does seem to have a working prototype model of this know-how, although it’s smaller and never fairly as robust-looking because the hiker video would recommend. And whereas the corporate says it can deliver a foldable / versatile product to market this 12 months, we’d put our cash on an everyday ol’ folding cellphone — it’s been working on one for a while now — reasonably than one in all these ideas.