Foldable phones such as the aptly-named Samsung Galaxy Fold, its second-generation successor the Galaxy Z Flip, and the reborn Motorola RAZR, are suddenly…a thing. So self-professed “fast follower” TCL, which will enter the U.S. smartphone market this spring with its solid Series 10 line, is playing with three dozen foldable/flexible AMOLED screen prototypes for possible future release. The company is trying to figure out not only what flex screen and hinge technologies will and won’t work, but what form factors would excite the market. We got a chance to play with three of TCL’s flexible smartphone screen experiments.
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