It’s official, the first foldable phone ever already came out so it isn’t just a concept anymore, as some people believed when they saw a demo of it on video in Asia. It is an actual Android phone which can be bought right now, although you should know that it doesn’t come from a top vendor like Huawei or Samsung, the two Android manufacturers that are usually associated with foldable smartphone reports.
The company is named Rouyu Technology and it comes from China. Rouyu translates into Royal in English and this manufacturer already started to take in pre-orders for the foldable phone which we saw the other day – as they call it, the FlexPai. ITHome reported that this company unveiled the new phone during a press conference which they held on Wednesday.
If we take a look on the US website of Rouyu, we will be able to see that the FlexPai comes with Rouyu’s second-generation display that is fully flexible. When it is unfolded, this phone consists of a 7.8-inch tablet that seems to be as big as an iPad mini. The display ha a 4:3 aspect ratio and a 1920 x 1440 resolution.
When you fold it, this device turns into a smartphone with three screens. The main one has a resolution of 810 x 1440 with a 16:9 aspect ratio, the secondary one has a 18:9 aspect ratio and a 720 x 1440 resolution. Finally, the edge display features 390 x 1440 resolution and a 21:6 aspect ratio.
It is capable of folding up with ease, as you probably saw already in pictures or videos, but it still doesn’t look like it will be able of fitting inside your pocket. We just have to see how the big companies will respond to it.
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