A Chinese company called Royole has popped out of no where and dropped a big surprise on us all by releasing the world’s first foldable smartphone the Flexpai. Funny how these Chinese guys keeps leading the way when other giants like Samsung and Apple are there. Royole Flexpai is device on the mouth of every tech geek out there and it’s amazing how this device folds into two and still works perfectly and flawlessly. In this post TechCapon will give a full review.
I just want you to take some time to pronounce the name, Royole Flexpai. Sounds sweet to me even though it doesn’t sound anything like a tech device, lol. I can’t really call this a smartphone because of it’s huge size. This is more like a tablet with its large 7.8-inch screen. But the flexible screen allows it to fold in half without breaking, making such a large device fit in a pocket. The device weighs a massive 320 grams and feels like carrying two iPhone XS Max phones put together. It also has a huge bezel at the top.
Looking at the jaw-dropping specs we see that the FlexPai is powered by the unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 processor. This is based on 7nm FinFET process tech with a new AI platform and 5G support. It comes in three RAM/ROM variants: 6GB RAM/128GB ROM, 8GB RAM/256GB ROM and 8GB RAM/512GB ROM. The display has a 1440 x 1920-pixel resolution and an 4:3 aspect ratio screen.
In the camera department, the device has a 20-megapixel and a 16-megapixel lens. Also an f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization too. The battery is a 3,800mAh battery, and the operating system is Royole’s own WaterOS, which is based on the latest Android 9.0 Pie. The device will only be available in China for now. It costs from around $1,300 for the basic 6GB/128GB model, or up to $1870 for the 8GB/512GB. A limited version will be released by December this year while it will be released fully next year but pre-orders can be placed now.