In the network appeared the image of a prototype of the smartphone TCL, which allegedly planned to show cancelled due to coronavirus MWC. A feature of the machine is a sliding screen that transforms a phone into a tablet. This differentiates it from the Motorola Razr, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold and Flip with a pull-out displays.
According to CNET, the company TCL was intended to bring a working prototype of the smartphone. TCL, in turn, no comments.
The idea of mobile devices with sliding screens is not new. In 2012, a similar device patented by Microsoft. At the same time a similar device was patented and Samsung. Surely there were other, and in 2019, a sliding smartphone with a flexible screen patented Xiaomi.