At CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, The Royole FlexPai flexible, foldable smartphone has been officially launched. It’s the world’s first flexible smartphone having some new features and design.
Royole FlexPai is available as a developer version from the firm’s website. Royole is yet to reveal the FlexPai release date for the final model. The handset will be available to buy as a developer version since November 2019.
What would be the price?
The final price for the FlexPai yet not revealed, but it’s going to be an expensive pieace of kit, because of foldable technology. The developer version of the handset starts at $1,318 for the 128GB edition, while the 256GB version costs around $1,469.
The main attraction of the FlexPai is its large large display, flexible AMOLED display, which can be folded in half.
In tablet mode : it measures 7.8 inches with 4:3 aspect ratio and boasts a QHD resolution of 1920 x 1440 with 308ppi density.
When folded half : we get two display around 4 inches with 16:9 and 18:9 aspect ratio.
It has slender bezels around three sides of the screen, but from the left side it’s much thicker fourth bezels. There’s a fingerprint sensor and dual sim tray next to a USB Type C port, there is no headphone jack on FlexPai. You need to buy a USB-C to 3.5mm connector, may be it comes with the box with the peace of earphone. The Royole FlexPai measures 190.3 x 134 x 7.6mm and weigh 320g.
POWER AND STORAGE
The Royole FlexPai is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, paired with 6GB or 8GB of RAM, also comes with two version 128 GB and 256 GB of storage capacity. The FlexPai is also up-gradable to support 5G when 5G becomes. It has 3,800 mAh battery packed inside the smartphone.
The Royole FlexPai OS is based on Android latest version Android 9 Pai with custom Water OS over the top. The custom OS required because Android didn’t support foldable display yet.
The Royole FlexPai has dual rear camera setup, with 16MP wide angle camera alongside a 20MP telephoto snapper housed in chunky bezel to the left of the screen.