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World's first Foldable Smartphone Unveiled by Chinese Royole
« on: November 02, 2018, 10:20:40 PM »

Chinese startup Royole has released FlexPai, the first trully foldable smartphone, beating global heavyweights such as Huawei and Samsung in the race for the release of the anticipated smartphone concept.

The wallet-like FlexPai smartphone is available for pew-order, with prices to start at 8,999 yuan ($1,306). It will be available only to Chinese consumers in December but a developer model will also reach overseas markets.

Royole Corp., a manufacturer of human-machine interface technologies and products including advanced flexible displays, flexible sensors, and smart devices, says that the Royole FlexPai can be used either folded or unfolded, giving it the portability of a smartphone plus the screen size of a 7.8" high-definition tablet. The FlexPai foldable smartphone is based on Royole's Flexible+ platform, which can be integrated into a variety of products and applications across numerous industries.

The Royole FlexPai foldable smartphone provides mobile phone users with a revolutionary, different experience compared to traditional phones," stated Dr. Bill Liu, Royole founder and CEO. "It perfectly solves the contradiction between the high-definition large-screen experience and portability, which introduces a whole new dimension to the human-machine interface. The phone's inherent design will forever change the consumer electronics industry, as well as the way people interact with and perceive their world."

When unfolded, FlexPai supports split-screen mode and multi-tasking; supports drag-and-drop across applications, enabling it to share features just as a computer does; automatically adjusts screen sizes; and provides video-watching and gaming.

When folded, FlexPai can support dual screens with separate, simultaneous operations. The interface on the primary and secondary screens can mutually interact with each other, or independently use different interfaces without interfering with one another. Users can also get notifications on the edge screen side bar, which can be used to manage calls, messages, and other notices that may disturb the primary and secondary screen usage. The edge screen has a resolution of 390 x 1440 and an aspect ratio of 21:6.

The FlexPai's screen is one complete, fully flexible display with light, thin, colorful, and bendable features. Royole says that its proprietary technologies ensure the FlexPai's "stability, reliability, and long life span." The device has passed bending, twisting, and tension tests over 200,000 times, and can also be folded at different angles. On the software side, its Water OS automatically adapts different viewing modes for different folding angles and user scenarios, such as taking photos, office usage, video watching, gaming, and more. FlexPai has the following aspect ratios: 4:3, 16:9 and 18:9.


wow.  sound cool. B)  So by the end of this year, we will start seeing multiple brands that release foldable smartphones like samsung, Huawei, and possibly iPhone beside this Royole brand which releases first and it looks and sounds cool.

One of the nice things about it is that it can be bend and unbend (fold and unfold) 200,000 times without any problems and won't break at all.  Not only that but it can also be folded at different angle.  i wonder how the folded at different angle works and looks though.

nevermind, maybe folding at different angles simply means fold it part ways or all the way i suppose.
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