FlexPai is the world’s first foldable phone created by Royole Corporation, a little known California-based company. The phone was unveiled at an event in Beijing. The phone is also the first phone to feature the Snapdragon 8150 too.
This is the “world’s first foldable screen phone” released by Rouyu Technology, which will use the Snapdragon 8150 processor, but its design is very rough, just to seize the “first”, this is a futures product. pic.twitter.com/M0v9o2z0Bw
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When unfolded, the phone is like a tablet with the size of display 7.8In (19.8cm) which is even bigger than many tablets. When folded, it has 3 separate screens – on the front, rear and spine of the device.
The screen is an AMOLED that folds down the middle. The software (Water OS) switches to using only half of the screen, displaying a wallpaper on the other half.
You get to choose which half you use, though, one has slightly more screen, the other is next to the dual camera, which can be used for selfies and video calls in this configuration. It’s a 16+20MP camera, by the way, the second camera module has a telephoto lens.
The device is powered by a 7nm Qualcomm chipset and only the Snapdragon 8150 fits that description. The base configuration has 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage, but other options include 8/256 and 8/512GB. A proprietary Ro-Charge fast charging tech is supported – it goes from 0% to 80% in an hour.
The company will hold 3 flash sales to consumers in China on November 1st.
The price of the phone starts at about $1300.