Foldable phone Galaxy Fold vs. TCL: characteristics, price, comparative design


Foldable Phenomenon is an epidemic that is going through the Mobile World Congress mobile phone show in Barcelona. Last week, Samsung had a moment of falling off the microphone when it launched the Galaxy Fold. Last Sunday, Huawei had the moment to "hold my beer," announcing the Mate X. And not to be outdone, the company that makes phones under the names Alcatel and BlackBerry, has teased several concepts of folding phones intended to be more affordable.


When comparing Samsung's foldable phone to the prototypes presented by TCL, there is one big difference: the Galaxy Fold is a device that will be launched on April 26, while all TCL phones are concepts that can or not drive to a device.

The Galaxy Fold heard around the world

As far as we know about the Galaxy Fold, Samsung did not allow journalists to spend time with the device, which always gives a flag. But the hype surrounding the Galaxy Fold deserves our full attention. CNET's critic, Jessica Dolcourt, describes it as the most exciting phone she's seen in years.

It features a folding book design with a narrow 4.6-inch screen on the cover and a foldable 7.3-inch tablet screen, on the inside. The Galaxy Fold has six cameras: three on the back, two on the inside and one on the cover. The cameras would have a specification similar to that of the new Galaxy S10.

The Galaxy Fold will be sold with AT & T and T-Mobile starting April 26 at a price of $ 1,980, which is approximately £ 1,500 or $ 2,800 Australian. That the phone is up to the hype remains to be seen.

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Galaxy Fold Specifications

Display size, resolution

Super AMOLED 4.6 inches; QXGA 7.3 inch + dynamic AMOLED

Mobile Software

Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI


16 megapixels (ultra wide angle), 12 megapixels (wide angle), 12 megapixels (telephoto)

Front cameras

Two 3D depths of 10 megapixels and 8 megapixels


Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

Storage room

512 GB


12 GB

Expandable storage



4 380mAh

Fingerprint detector

Right side of the phone

Special features

Foldable display, wireless charging, fast charging

Price excluding contract (USD)

$ 1,980

TCL shows foldable concepts that could become real phones … or not

The TCL Chinese company will not release folding devices until 2020, but the company has presented some interesting concepts. TCL did not let the reporters have time with his devices, kept them behind panes and discouraged taking pictures or videos of them – lots of red flags here. But to be fair to TCL, it was only prototypes that could or might not lead to a real device.


TCL's vision: to make foldable phones at a fraction of the price.

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What's interesting is how TCL plays with folding form factors. In one concept, the Galaxy Fold is folded in half, but a second screen in the cover is removed for LED lamps. In the illustrated configuration, TCL uses these LEDs to display the time. Another interesting feature is the inclusion of magnetic ends to keep the device properly closed.

Then there is a concept that turns a phone into a watch. The prototype presents TCL's "Dragon Hinge", which seems to recall the slap bracelets of the 90s.

tcl-foldable Bend

This foldable TCL phone concept intentionally leaves a gushing screen strip.

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Another prototype shows a tall, narrow phone that folds but not exactly in two. Instead, it folds asymmetrically, leaving a small band of screen exposed to display data and content. When the phone is folded, the phone is not flat and looks like a folded wallet full of money.

TCL said it was hoping to launch a foldable phone next year, which would cost 30 percent less than Samsung's Galaxy Fold.

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