The world’s first foldable smartphone — the Royole FlexPai — just received a successor. Chinese display-maker Royole has launched the FlexPai 2 with a 180-degree folding display, Snapdragon 865 chipset, and Android 10.
Royole FlexPai 2 Specifications
The newly launched Royole FlexPai 2 brings a number of improvements over its predecessor. The most obvious one is its display. Unlike its forerunner, the 3rd Generation Cicada Wing flexible OLED display with Stepless 3S Hinge (180°) on the FlexPai 2 can be folded flat with a zero-gap. The company claims they have decreased the overall thickness of the phone when folded by 40%, compared to their previous model.
Further, the 7.8-inch unfolded display, which is larger than any other foldable smartphone in the market has a resolution of 1920 x 1,440 pixels with 4:3 aspect ratio. On the other hand, when folded, the main and secondary display will measure 5.5-inch (1,440 x 900) and 5.4-inch (1,440 x 810) respectively.
Other features of this device include WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, GNSS (GPS, A-GPS, BeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS), USB 3.1 Type-C, dual stereo speakers, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, compass, and barometer.
The FlexPai come in three colors namely Sunrise Gold, Midnight Black, and Cosmic Gray backed by a 4,450mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging (Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0).
Royole FlexPai 2 Pricing & Availability
The Royole FlexPai 2 is only limited to China for now and will retail for the following prices.
- 8GB + 256GB – 9,988 yuan ($1,471)
- 12GB + 512GB – 11,588 yuan ($1707)
Royole’s second foldable smartphone is currently up for pre-order on Jingdong (JD) and will go on sale starting 10 AM on September 25.