Royole FlexPai is the world’s first foldable smartphone
- Samsung has officially been beaten by California-based Royole Corporation in the race to launch the world’s first foldable smartphone. Meet, the FlexPai, a phone that folds thanks to its flexible screen.
- The screen is 7.8-inch AMOLED panel that folds down in the middle to create a 4-inch smartphone. Likewise, one half of the device becomes the main display (you can choose which one), while the other displays a wallpaper.
- The FlexPai is 7.6 mm thick with the screen fully open. When folded, it gets over 15.2 mm thick. The hinge, which supports the folding operation, is claimed to fold 200,000 times without breaking a sweat.
- The phone is also the world’s first to be powered by the Snapdragon 8150 – the brand new 7nm SoC from Qualcomm. It has 16+20MP dual cameras situated on its side bezel. Since the device is foldable, there’s no need to a front camera.
- The Royole FlexPai will go on sale in China from today starting at CNY 12,999 (Rs 95,000/ US $1,290), which is quite remarkable considering that world’s first foldable display. If that sounds expensive, just consider the iPhone XS Max’s starting price…