People have been discussing the Foldable Smartphone for years but now it finally launched. A Chinese companyRoyole was showing off the FlexPai at CES in Las Vegas. Royole is apparently a hyper-ambitious company, It is hard to say whether Royole FlexPai is a Smartphone or a tablet but you can use it both as a phone and a small tablet.
When you fold the AMOLED display a small gap left between the two halves of the screen. Foldable phones are supposed to be larger but this foldable phone is much smaller and bulky in appearance which can be stored in a purse as compared to a tablet. The screen of this foldable phone measures 7.8 inches diagonally, and it has two SIM slots that give you an auto-detection system which only shows content on the half of the folded screen that you’re facing at any given time.
One of the two phones is assigned as a primary and its content scattered out onto the full tablet when the device is opened.
You will also get a 1920 x 1440 resolution on the full display, which shrinks to less than half when you switch into the phone mode. Moreover, a 308ppi pixel density is enough for the screen to look reasonably sharp. You can buy the developer version of the device for around $1,300 if you live in the U.S. It runs on Andriod with other custom software features, if you fold the device all the contents move to one part of the screen.
Although, it is interesting to see Royole FlexPai managed to beat Samsung and other manufacturers with this technology in the market. It is not clear yet whether the company individually sell their own device or collaborated with some other company.
On the other hand,Google announcedthe foldable Smartphone to come in 2019. The new model will acquire a similar design to Samsung infinity flex display. The flex display panel revealed at the Samsung Developer Conference (SDC 2018) in San Francisco, California back in November last year. Whereas Google announced about the foldable device at itsAndroid Dev Summit.