Lilbits 350: TCL Folding smartphone plans unveiled (perhaps)



If the Chinese electronic group TCL is better known in the United States for its TVs than for its smartphones, it is because the company does not use its own name on the phones sold in the United States. But if you buy a recent BlackBerry smartphone elsewhere than in India, you probably use a device manufactured by TCL. The company also sells phones under the Alcatel brand.

BlackBerry phones tend to stand out by the fact that they are BlackBerry phones. Some have keyboards. All have BlackBerry-specific software.

But TCL seems to be looking for other ways to make its next phones competitive. At a time when most major phone makers are developing some kind of foldable phone, it seems like TCL is considering up to five different concepts.

  • TCL is working on a foldable phone that folds into a smartwatch [CNET]
    According to the patent filing and images obtained by CNET, TCL is developing two types of smartphones / hybirds tablets (one that folds inward and one that folds), two flip-phone style models next foldable phone Moto Razr) , and a phone that could fold around your wrist to become a smart watch.
  • More details on the Motorola 5G Moto Mod unveiled [The Verge]
    The Motorola 5G Moto Mod hits the FCC and basically has the courage of a standalone phone featuring a Snapdragon 855 processor, a Snapdragon X50 modem and a 2000 mAh battery. This also makes a Moto Z3 phone twice as thick.
  • Intel Accidentally Releases 9th Generation H Series Specifications Online [Guru3D]
    The Intel chips of the 9th generation H series appear in a document before the official announcement, which should include a processor ranging from the Core i5-9300H at 4.1 GHz to the Core i-9990KF at 5 GHz.
  • The average Whiskey Lake-U laptop is only 8% faster than the Kaby Lake-R [NotebookCheck]
    Intel's Whiskey Lake and Kaby Lake Refresh processors are 14-nm chips for notebook computers and marketed under the 8th generation Intel Core brand. You will probably not be surprised to learn that the new Whiskey Lake chips are not much faster.
  • Rakuten 15% off the entire sale on the website (coupon: SAVE15)
    Rakuten makes another of his occasional sales on the site. This time, the SAVE15 coupon code can save you 15% on the price of any item, with savings up to $ 60.

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