TCLs first foldable phone could slap-bracelet itself into a smartwatch
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Weve seen practically as many different folding phone concepts as there are phone manufacturers, but one particularly intriguing idea may soon be coming back from the dead CNET reports that BlackBerry and Alcatel brand owner TCL is working on as many as five different foldable devices, one of them a phone that can bend around your wrist like a bracelet, per the image youre seeing immediately above these words.
Thats actually not a new idea: one of the very first folding phone prototypes we saw from Lenovo was a bracelet-watch, back in 2016. Heres a video of that one from Moor Insights & Strategy analyst Anshel Sag:
To be honest, details on TCLs devices are pretty scarce. CNETs only got the renders above and an image from a…