Royole Flexpai: The First Ever Foldable Phone is Here

Royole FlexPai

We knew foldable phones were around the corner and we knew Samsung was going to release a handset with this tech very soon. Well, apparently a Chinese company decided to bring this type of device, we call it “device”, because we really don’t know what it’s supposed to be, a tablet or a phone?

Since the company calls it a phone, let’s go with that for the sake of the article. So, the handset produced by Royole Technology is actually called FlexPai and it packs a 7.8-inch when extended, while it shrinks to around half that in “pocket mode”.

The phone is remarkably thin though at 7.6mm while bringing a 16MP + 20MP dual camera setup with a telephoto lens in the mix. The smartphone also charges quite quickly going to 80% after just 60 minutes of charging.

Royole FlexPai

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While the Royole FlexPai is expected to go on sale very soon, leaks suggest it’ll pack Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 8150, which would definitely be a great start for a new phone. We somehow doubt this is even possible as the company isn’t that notorious and the phone probably won’t be too successful, so why would they pay more for a newer chip?

Other than unknown, this brand and thus its phone is also quite odd. We really aren’t sure who would go for a device like this as the display doesn’t appear too sharp, with the outer plastic looking warped after too many “folds”. All of that while still having a thick phone in the folded state.

What do you guys think? Does this “phone” make any sense to you? Let us know down below.

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  1. freddo6969
    October 31, 2018


  2. Cinegain
    October 31, 2018

    Seems like it needs a bit of work.

    But atleast it’s starting to get there. Tech is getting crazy these days.

  3. Slavoljub Nong Darko Komljenović
    November 7, 2018

    Have to say that is pretty impressive