Royole has had beaten Samsung and Huawei companies to the punch. In which, it released the first ever commercially available foldable smartphone-tablet handset, back on November 1, 2018.
Updated on 4 December 2023
The California-based start-up manufacturer may not be so little-known for much longer in time. Truly, the world has been waiting and expecting for Samsung and also Huawei to unveil the world’s first ever foldable smartphone. Like so, however, Royale has beaten the two by unveiling its own Flexpai.
Royole was founded by Stanford engineering graduates in 2012. Thus, Royale’s mission is to improve more the way people interact with and perceive their world. In which, the company creates and manufactures next-generation human-machine interface technology.
Similarly to what Samsung has been teasing about its model. Thus, the next-generation smartphone can be used folded as well as unfolded. In which, the company is giving the portability of a smartphone plus the screen size of a high definition of a tablet.
More specifically, Samsung’s thunder has been stolen. Though Royale Company has a much smaller development team, moreover the device – Flexpai, has an impressive array of features. In order to, help the phone compete with mobile giants all around the world.
Royale FlexPai – Specification
The Flexpai device by Royole displays 7.8 inches AMOLED screen supports split screens and also multi-tasking. Like so, you can also drag and drop just like what you are doing in your computer. And also, the screen automatically adjusts in display size to adapt to your video game, as well as on movies.
In line with this matter, when the Flexpai handset is folded, both screens on the front and on the back can work together, or even works independently. Hence, depending on what you are doing. Additionally, the side edge, where the hinge can display notifications likely as the typical smartphone notification bar. And also, does manage calls, messages, and other notices that may disturb the primary and secondary screen usage.
However, the hinge is sturdy. Like so, it reportedly withstands 200,000 folds and twists. In addition, however, the device can be folded in different angles, which the operating system Royale’s own Water OS will adapt to.
In such a way, the FlexPai is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 series system on a chip. That brings impressive and industry-leading Artificial Intelligence to the device.
Moreover, the dual rear camera is set on par with other smartphone leaders. With 20 megapixel telephoto, and also 16-megapixel wide-angle lenses. The Flexpie also features fingerprint ID and had stereo speakers, which defines smartphones right now.
Royole has unveiled the world’s first-ever foldable phone, the FlexPai.
Royale FlexPai – Pricing
Definitely, Royole has had made its mark because of its world’s first ever commercially-available foldable phone handset. That feat massive and has had been establishing the phone manufacturer right away.
Nevertheless, the developer model of the FlexPai device is now available for around $1,600 on the Royole’s site. And also, for the consumer’s model, it is now also available in the Chinese market. Like so, with an order fulfillment from the late December.