Innovative tech firm beats Samsung and Huawei to release world’s first folding smartphone
An innovative Chinese tech firm has unveiled the world’s first foldable phone, a move that comes days before South Korean giant Samsung is expected to introduce its long-awaited flexible display phone.
The California-based Royole Corporation says its new product, named the FlexPai, is a combination of a tablet and a mobile phone.
FlexPai is still in early stages of development, but the company is currently offering a developer model for $1,318.
The device will feature a 7.8-inch screen, full-color flexible display with 4:3 aspect ratio and 1920 x 1440 resolution, as well as 128GB of storage.
FlexPai, which is capable of folding up to 180 degrees, offers three screens (primary, secondary and edge) when folded.
It features two cameras with 20 and 16 megapixels that can be bent to capture objects at unique angles, and can be folded 200,000 times.
The consumer model is available for the Chinese market now with order fulfillment from late December.