You may put all the credit for the foldable smartphone revolution on Samsung and Huawei hands, however, these companies didn’t introduce the first foldable device. The foldable segment wasn’t kicked by the Galaxy Fold or Mate X, it was started with the Royole Flexpai. The first foldable device was expected to get a successor during this year’s MWC 2020. However, the event was canceled and you know why.
The company’s CEO Liu Zihong revealed to the Chinese media that the new phone is coming of March 25. We don’t know much about this foldable handset, after all, it’s not a device coming from a mainstream company. However, rumors are suggesting that it will be coming with a Snapdragon 865 SoC and will be including a 5G modem for seamless support to the new network standard.
The original Royole Flexpai wasn’t the prettiest foldable phone out there. But it deserves all the praise for beating the premium competition. It grabbed the title of “first foldable smartphone in the world”. The company didn’t reveal how the phone performed in 2019. However, we assume that it was good enough to deserve a successor. Let’s see if the Flexpai 2 will be bold enough to compete in a market that is now more established than a year ago.