This TCL foldable phone will strike fear into the hearts of Samsung and Huawei

This TCL foldable phone will strike fear into the hearts of Samsung and Huawei
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Foldable phones aren't a new concept. The E-ink Polymer Vision Readius had a rollable screen all the way back in 2007, while Samsung made waves with its Youm concept phone in 2013. However, Chinese company TCL has accomplished something that Samsung, Huawei and Moto haven't. It's made the foldable phone affordable at under $500. 

There is one small caveat - like many of the products announced at CES 2020, the TCL foldable phone isn't yet available for consumer consumption and is currently functioning as a concept phone. However, that doesn't mean that it doesn't have the potential to disrupt the foldable phone market.

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