Is it a phone? Is it a tablet? Can it fold over? How does it work? You probably have all these questions running through your mind right now. But don’t worry. We’re here to give you all the deets about TLC’s new slide-out design phone tablet and we’ve even got images for visual effect.
TLC’s working on a phone prototype with an extendible screen that can convert your phone into a tablet, according to a recent leak. The company’s latest slide-out display design is set out to be an alternative to its earlier foldable concept phones. The goal however remains the same – a large 7-inch screen that’s easily portable.
By the first looks, it could be any standard smartphone, with a display that extends itself for larger viewing space. According to CNET, the unique design was to be displayed by TLC at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) this month but was cancelled owing to health issues arising from the global coronavirus alert.
If you take a closer look at the details, you’ll observe that the design uses a continuous, seamless display with curved screens on both sides. If you’re wondering how the slide-out physically works, there’s a break in the chassis between the center of the phone and the dual front-facing camera on the right. All you’ve got to do is pull the two sides apart to reveal the excess screen. The exact functionality of the mechanism still remains unclear. But since part of the screen is hidden behind the other, the phone is bound to be thicker and heavier than usual.
From the back, the extended display seems to have its own non-glass screen for support. The right side which slides out is slightly slimmer than the left, so there’s room to hold the sliding portion of the display.