Royole FlexPai, world’s first commercial foldable smartphoneDale Davies ▼ | Friday November 9, 2018 9:10AM ET
World 20 and 16 megapixels
Royole have announced the Royole FlexPai that's set to be the first commercially available foldable smartphone.
READ MOREThe world’s first commercial foldable smartphone uses with Royole’s 2nd Gen, ultrathin, fully flexible display. Disrupting consumers’ traditional concept of a smartphone, the unit can be used either folded or unfolded, giving it the portability of a smartphone plus the screen size of a high-definition tablet. FlexPai can be folded from 0 to 180 degrees. Say goodbye to rigid surfaces; FlexPai will completely change your perception of a traditional mobile phone and the need to own multiple mobile devices.
Unfolded, FlexPai provides a 7.8” large, tablet sized, full color display screen that easily fits into your pocket. Never sacrifice a large screen to enjoy mobility again, with FlexPai you have the best of both. Order fulfillment will start in late December, 2018. When folded, three screens (primary, secondary and edge) are available with the following aspect ratios and resolutions (primary = 16:9/810x1440, secondary = 18:9/720x1440, edge = 21:6/390x1440).
Unique Water OS is intuitive and provides unparalleled viewing flexibility. Includes two quality cameras with 20 and 16 megapixels that can be bent to capture objects at unique angles. When folded, incoming calls or photos can be conveniently taken from either side. There's Android 9 Pie software right away out of the box, but it comes with the company's own UI called Water OS running on top of that.
An interesting quirk here is the company is using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 chipset that has yet to be announced by the company. That's a bit more powerful than the Snapdragon 845 we've seen in most flagship devices in 2019. There are three different versions of the foldable phone too with one sporting 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and the other two 8GB of RAM with either 256GB or 512GB of storage. This is definitively a smartphone you should see and support. ■
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