Royal Corporation, a small California-based company has launched the world’s first flexible phone called as FlexPai. The first flexible phone will be available in China at a starting price of 8,999 Yuan (Rs 95,000 approximately).
After unfolding the smartphone, FlexPai has a large 7.8-inch display which makes it bigger than Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Apple iPhone XS Max. On the other hand, the smartphone offers three small screens on being folded. The hinge also doubles up as a screen.
“FlexPai’s screen is virtually unbreakable and extremely durable passing tests where the screen has been bent over 200,000 times. Its screen provides fantastic color range, high contrast, wide angle, and high-resolution for outstanding picture quality,” claims the company on its website.
The world’s first flexible smartphone has a 7.8-inch AMOLED display with 1920 x 1440 (expanded mode) resolution and 308ppi pixel density. The AMOLED display of the phone display supports 4:3, 16:9 and 18:9 aspect ratios. Edge screen, which too is part of the display will show alerts and notifications. FlexPai’s edge screen features a resolution of 390 x 1440 and an aspect ratio of 21:6. Talking about dimensions, FlexPai measures 134x 190.35 x 7.6mm and weighs around 326 grams.
FlexPai will draw its power from “Qualcomm next-gen Snapdragon 8 series SoC,” and it will have 8GB of RAM and Adreno 630. The smartphone will have an in-built storage of 256GB which can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card.
The foldable smartphone has two 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel cameras with f/1.8 aperture, optical image stabilization, and flash. It has Type-C USB and Bluetooth 5.1 while 3,800mAh battery comes with fast charge support.
On the software front, it runs on a customized WaterOS 1.0 which is based on Google’s Android 9.0 Pie OS.