The Royole FlexPai is the world's first foldable phone with Snapdragon 8150
The Royole FlexPai is the world's first foldable phone with Snapdragon 8150

The Royole FlexPai is the world’s first foldable phone with Snapdragon 8150 a.k.a. Snapdragon 855 and it starts at ¥8999 (~$1290)


A smartphone manufacturer you have probably never heard of has beaten other smartphone manufacturers in the race to release the first smartphone with a foldable display. Royole, released the FlexPai, the world’s first foldable smartphone with a flexible display. The FlexPai is a tablet-sized phone that can be bent into a shape the size of a small paperback book.

The Royole FlexPai is the world's first foldable phone with Snapdragon 8150
The Royole FlexPai is the world’s first foldable phone with Snapdragon 8150

The smartphone comes with a 7.8-inch screen and measuring 7.6mm thin. The outlet adds that the device is equipped with dual rear cameras 16-megapixel + 20-megapixel telephoto pairing. The camera is on the left side when the device is laid out flat.

The company also says the smartphone supports a proprietary fast-charging technology called Ro-Charge that can charge the device from 0 to 80 percent in 60 minutes of charging. Ro-Charge is said to be 40 percent faster and has an efficiency rating of 94 percent and also has 3-layers of protection. However, they didn’t state the battery capacity of the FlexiPai.

Royole FlexPai is the world's first foldable phone with Snapdragon 8150
Royole FlexPai is the world’s first foldable phone with Snapdragon 8150

The FlexPai isn’t just the first mobile device with a foldable and flexible display but also the first mobile phone to be powered by the yet-to-be-announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 a.k.a. Snapdragon 855.

The world’s first foldable phone comes in three configurations – 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM, 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM, and 8GB RAM+512GB ROM.

FlexPai smartphone will go on sale tomorrow for a limited time, starting at 8,999 yuan (~$1291) for the 6GB/128GB model. The device will also be available in an 8GB/256GB option for 9,998 yuan (~$1434), and in an 8GB/512GB variant for 12,999 yuan (~$1864).

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