This TCL foldable phone is a sneak peek of 2020

  • Published on Feb 24, 2019
  • TCL unveiled their foldable phone prototype at Mobile World Congress today. With a 7.2-inch flexible screen, it’s in the same size as Samsung’s Galaxy Fold. Also, just like the Fold, the TCL prototype is not to be touched or even breathed upon by mere mortals. The company let us lift the glass surround to take a closer look at the thing.
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Comments • 225

  • ivan moody
    ivan moody 2 months ago

    Not bad for a french company

  • i rum
    i rum 3 months ago +2

    Samsung Galaxy win..

  • Lashan
    Lashan 3 months ago

    That folded in half phone is exactly what I want out of foldables. I don't really need a tablet, give me a tiny phone!

  • Amrit Zoad
    Amrit Zoad 3 months ago

    For now, Foldable isn't Affordable.

  • Chillwave General
    Chillwave General 4 months ago

    Prototipes plastic looks cheep. But idea is really great

  • Jj W
    Jj W 4 months ago

    Hope it has 5G

  • Lauri Ellonen
    Lauri Ellonen 4 months ago

    It will all depend on pricing personally wouldn't see me buying phone that cost close 2000€.

  • Keunwoo Park
    Keunwoo Park 4 months ago

    They aren't even ready to mass produce this, not even worth any hype.

  • 홍승철
    홍승철 4 months ago

    제품 앞에 놓고선 말로만 얘기하시네 ㅋ

  • Akatsuki
    Akatsuki 4 months ago

    Wtf is this foldable hype I swear it's so dead and most regular people won't even think about getting it , plus if they were doing it for the right reasons maybe but they just doing it so they can charge us 2 phones price and call it foldable .

  • NeilSky Alpha
    NeilSky Alpha 4 months ago +1

    Foldable phone is stupid people are not yet ready to adapt this technology. In my OPINION.

  • Gerardo Urdaneta
    Gerardo Urdaneta 4 months ago

    In my personal opinion foldable devices will be potentially useful when Android apps for tablets get as optimized as they are for the iPad on iOS

  • Gaurav Bondale
    Gaurav Bondale 4 months ago

    The reviewer can not touch it, use it, experience it then why video it? It's not that worthy.

  • FatBoyChannel101
    FatBoyChannel101 4 months ago

    Touch it TOUCH IT

  • EddyGraphic
    EddyGraphic 4 months ago +1

    These look like very early prototypes of foldable phones, say whatever you want about the Galaxy Fold but it is the most polished one I have seen yet, even with its horrible notch, the mate x is good too but its display has creasing.

    SBVCP 4 months ago

    Is awful

  • vacationboyvideos
    vacationboyvideos 4 months ago

    Tcl is cheap lol

  • Bohdan Dolbiiev
    Bohdan Dolbiiev 4 months ago

    Влад ты русский?

  • Mike Mo
    Mike Mo 4 months ago +1

    I honestly love the vertical fold. It’s like the early 2000’s meet 2019

  • bsfatboy
    bsfatboy 4 months ago +1

    I don’t know if you can say “working” prototype in the conventional sense. I think the charging cable coming out of the hole of the table is much more than a charging cable.

  • Ditto Ardiaputra
    Ditto Ardiaputra 4 months ago

    Nice hands off video

  • Radu Cristian Dumitrescu

    So starting by this year to start up folbable phones or whatever, and that will change in better everything.Which is nice for us.

  • Ahmed Taia
    Ahmed Taia 4 months ago


  • abubin
    abubin 4 months ago

    This is a fail compared to Galaxy Fold and Mate X. By the time they launch it in 2020, it would be out dated. Seriously..who would think a gap in the fold is acceptable? Fail fail fail

  • TankQ
    TankQ 4 months ago

    Yay another folded phone. Wonder how the apps are going to look, optimised for tablet or blown up phone apps.

  • Leonhard Loacker
    Leonhard Loacker 4 months ago +1

    Next week: Foldable PS5

  • Toxis
    Toxis 4 months ago

    The bracelet form factor, especially if you add Paul's "double fold" next step from the last vergecast - is starting to look like something cyberpunkish and awesome. Especially if you make it out of those samsung lego-oled panels, and you can use each "scale" of the bracelet as a separate screen. And you unfold it to a 7-10 inch single screen when you need your work/leisure 2d screen/surface. 3/4 years till we are there?

  • Sownheard
    Sownheard 4 months ago

    DS Am I a joke to you.

  • Naim / Paradise
    Naim / Paradise 4 months ago +1

    He: I'm not allowed to touch anything
    Me: clicks out of the video.

  • Gus Indradiana
    Gus Indradiana 4 months ago

    Do know why they're prohibited to touch the device? Cause foldable phone could break easily. Or the folding action is not as smooth as you think.

  • Gokul Hari H
    Gokul Hari H 4 months ago

    He guys just asking isn't the foldable technology being developed to be folded in any way. I mean atleast 2 sides, like if it can fold in why don't thay try to make it fold out. Folding out gives two seperate screens to interact while folding in (depending on number of the display) you get one screen. Thinkin about the old transparant phone renders, why don't the manufacturers opt to put everything inside a bar at one end which will make it much more compact and easy. 😅 There may be a lot of technical difficulties, after all they have the worlds greatest engineering minds. If this trend continues do you think by 2020 we could seen any new break through things in the mobile world. Like the introduction of smartphone, tablet like that. Atleast a killer feature.

  • phresh
    phresh 4 months ago

    that's like bendable, not foldable

  • 10,000 subscribers with No Videos?

    Why Do I mishear it as *T-Series* ?

  • silver
    silver 4 months ago +1

    How are all companies always get hold of the same technology at the same time?? how that happens? doesn't make sense.

    • silver
      silver 4 months ago

      makes me think the source of new technologies is one secret place.

  • Eugene Sim
    Eugene Sim 4 months ago

    Is every company making a foldable phone now ??

  • Seung Jae Lee
    Seung Jae Lee 4 months ago

    Not allowed to touch it? Gotit

  • Saikat Khan
    Saikat Khan 4 months ago

    How will apple response this?..🙄

  • Sam Guy
    Sam Guy 4 months ago

    This guy looks so dead is he okay?

  • yeah Up
    yeah Up 4 months ago

    Doesnt allowed to touch 😒 i would throw it away

  • Versatile Knowledge
    Versatile Knowledge 4 months ago +5

    I think this phone was made before Galaxy Fold.
    Not looking good.

  • MusicHunter
    MusicHunter 4 months ago

    Why the f* do humans want foldable phones?
    You want a Phone? Buy one!
    If you want a Tablet get one too, and don't buy this overpriced piece of scratchable plastic screen which get's crumpled and will break at some point!

  • somnath shyamal
    somnath shyamal 4 months ago

    Copy master

  • 매와눈사람
    매와눈사람 4 months ago

    We are not allowed to even touch it . . . Lol...

  • Gaming in still Life
    Gaming in still Life 4 months ago

    So what happens if you sit on it?

  • Руслан Мустафаев

    "Look but, don't touch, don't touch"

  • amysdaddy1
    amysdaddy1 4 months ago

    Is it finally a-foldable handset? I’m poor!

    MUSIC WOOZY 4 months ago

    It's too late for such a technology. I would have been cooler if it came out back in 2000s but nowadays it's just not worth trying. Reason for being so, there are way much better technologies out there such as the google glass and display glass and wind windows.

  • LightDarkEquivalent 714

    He looks so dead and soulless

  • Ngurah Dwijaksara
    Ngurah Dwijaksara 4 months ago

    Everything is folded now

  • ewt415
    ewt415 4 months ago +1

    Honestly, this bulk of foldable phone releases tells me that these companies have the sole goal of being "one of the first" to release something like this, not because they technology is ready enough to actually be deployed

  • Elite Punch
    Elite Punch 4 months ago +1

    I am not allowed to touch 🤥

  • Zackary McCoy
    Zackary McCoy 4 months ago

    this tech is no doubt the future, but we are at least 2-3 years off from something really solid.

  • saurabh jadhav
    saurabh jadhav 4 months ago

    This concept will fail just like the concept of 3d screen on mobile phones

  • saurabh jadhav
    saurabh jadhav 4 months ago +1

    We do not need these gadgets

  • Alex
    Alex 4 months ago +1

    And why do we need a foldable phone again?? Seems to be more trouble than anything else.

  • Jack Media
    Jack Media 4 months ago

    Trash audio

  • Saqib Kazmi
    Saqib Kazmi 4 months ago

    How TCL is moving forward than other tech giants?

  • Jem
    Jem 4 months ago +1

    Very smart move by TCL. No one is ever going to buy a foldable phone this year, only the .1% of people who are tech reviewers or rich people. By 2020 that new technology is gonna be way cheaper and the foldable phone is going to be more better advanced

    • Ranvijay Rao
      Ranvijay Rao 4 months ago

      Foldable screen available in Samsung hand in 3 or 4 years ago
      But, make it user ready it took 4 years
      Yes, more competition, cheaper price

  • Brotosaurus
    Brotosaurus 4 months ago

    Where are These foldable phones coming from

  • allan nalla
    allan nalla 4 months ago

    Next LG roll-up phone

  • hello :)
    hello :) 4 months ago


    What next foldable tv or flying cars like is tv. comment is flying cars

  • Zachary Starks
    Zachary Starks 4 months ago

    NOPE!!! haha

  • Ilhan Tele
    Ilhan Tele 4 months ago +1

    Ever since Samsung announced their foldable, every other company started to copy

  • Mini tomate
    Mini tomate 4 months ago +6

    TCL are going to make affordable foldable mobiles.
    _That sound interesting_

    • TankQ
      TankQ 3 months ago

      That's true

    • Tony Johnson
      Tony Johnson 4 months ago

      TankQ well compared to the price of a galaxy fold that is affordible.

    • TankQ
      TankQ 4 months ago

      By affordable they mean 700

  • BalthazarTheGreat
    BalthazarTheGreat 4 months ago

    Cant buy it so don’t care.

  • abrantes09
    abrantes09 4 months ago

    Better than anything we have seen this week...

  • Mohammed Azar
    Mohammed Azar 4 months ago

    You should sleep bro

  • Javier S
    Javier S 4 months ago

    what's the point of a phone that folds into a wallet HAHAHA

  • amar jobanputra
    amar jobanputra 4 months ago

    Looks great

  • andy kwong
    andy kwong 4 months ago

    Hmmmm thats a foldable tablet not a phone lmao

    NALIN SETH 4 months ago

    What if you sit with this in ur back pocket 🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️!!!

  • john pardon
    john pardon 4 months ago

    they're not very far. but at least they're honest.

  • Kartik Singhal
    Kartik Singhal 4 months ago

    The future is the foldable phones. Earlier Royal, Samsung, Huawei and now TCL.

  • Cameron Worsham
    Cameron Worsham 4 months ago

    The foldable wallet concept has got to be the dumbest concept I've seen

  • Kevin Chan
    Kevin Chan 4 months ago

    TCL and Samsung are living in the past; Huawei is living in 2069

  • djfubar2008
    djfubar2008 4 months ago

    lol the 6G comment poking fun at someone's(the name I shall not speak in the fear I might spontaneously burst into flames) comment that they said about this technology recently, pure savage The Verge lol.

  • djfubar2008
    djfubar2008 4 months ago

    the designs look alot better then the Galaxy Fold

  • Rafi Raihan
    Rafi Raihan 4 months ago

    Not looks good

  • saladinzhk
    saladinzhk 4 months ago

    No 6G lol. Good one mate...

  • Fairytale
    Fairytale 4 months ago +6

    I am not a native English speaker, it was kinda difficult for me to tell the difference between “a foldable phone” and “affordable phone”. After seeing galaxy fold and Mate X, I realize they are antonyms...

  • Fruitarian
    Fruitarian 4 months ago +1

    Cant wait for 2020 to release this foldables

    • Sadhguru Central
      Sadhguru Central 4 months ago

      Lol they were not even sure 5hese are functional foldable phone 2020 looks doubtful

  • mrbonzzai
    mrbonzzai 4 months ago +1

    Hope Samsung finds out who bought their stolen folding screen tech and sues them out of existence.

  • bioroid09
    bioroid09 4 months ago +1

    The keywords here are concept, nowhere near ready for consumer purchase.

  • PsyboRg
    PsyboRg 4 months ago +1

    I just want a touch screen flip phone

  • Danny Yu
    Danny Yu 4 months ago

    Nah bruh

  • Cave Cab
    Cave Cab 4 months ago

    Next Video:Apple Folding Phone

  • Cave Cab
    Cave Cab 4 months ago +1

    Today Verge IS Spam Uploading

  • Cave Cab
    Cave Cab 4 months ago +1

    Canon:Am I Joke To U

  • The Enthusiasm Project
    The Enthusiasm Project 4 months ago +116

    Can we just have Tony Stark’s holographic computer already? Can some company just develop JARVIS?

    • Lucas GR
      Lucas GR 3 months ago

      hololens 2 + some kind of assistant AI and we're done.

    • Lusi fonsi
      Lusi fonsi 4 months ago

      Why look for Jarvis when we have Cortana and Siri

    • Akanome
      Akanome 4 months ago

      Yeah, with the price of 10000$

    • karma tam
      karma tam 4 months ago


  • Dat Tran
    Dat Tran 4 months ago

    companies trying not to be left behind in the fold spotlight.

  • Denis Ruskin
    Denis Ruskin 4 months ago +1

    2019 and Verge videos are still 1080p.

  • Darrion S
    Darrion S 4 months ago +11

    Looks hella cheap and low quality

  • mathieuj
    mathieuj 4 months ago +69

    This was kinda lame. You guys should have declined to do the video if you can’t even touch the screens.

    • Mounir Bal
      Mounir Bal 10 days ago

      Most foldable display demos don't allow the reviewers to use the product.

    • Othmane AD
      Othmane AD 4 months ago +2

      free money

  • Manesh Gurung
    Manesh Gurung 4 months ago

    um why do we need a foldable devices?

  • rielism
    rielism 4 months ago +1

    why would u want to have a folding phone ? doesnt make any sense to me..when u wanna have a bigger go for a tablet..or a small laptop...and if u want a phone ...u go for a phone wtf

  • Noel Negron
    Noel Negron 4 months ago

    Where is LG with the LG G Flex 3 😂 they can make it happen and no one will get mad now.

  • Creative Inc
    Creative Inc 4 months ago

    Fold it fold it!

  • gcforreal
    gcforreal 4 months ago

    Why even show it this early on? A year off and the people can't touch it or see a proper demo?

  • Chosen_1 Montellano
    Chosen_1 Montellano 4 months ago

    no one needs that.. normal phone is enough

  • Rahul ji
    Rahul ji 4 months ago +1

    just excited for xiaomi