Royole may have appeared to have dropped off the radar. The truth is, the company best known for its flexible display technology, has been doling out its products in China.
In between the many products, the company revealed the Royole FlexPai 2, now boasting better hinge and an improved screen, 5G connectivity, and while it has a higher starting price than its predecessor, it is still relatively competitive as far as large folding screen phones are concerned.
Not that there are many folding screen phones of this size. There are only 2, the Mate X and Galaxy Z Fold2 at the moment (not counting the rebranded Escobar items), which are hardly near the screen size FlexPai 2 has to offer. In fact, the FlexPai 2 stood out as its own with tablet-size display.
Spec-sheet details include Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 8 or 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM, 256 or 512 GB UFS 3.0 storage, dual nano SIM support, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, USB 3.1 Type-C, a 4,450 mAh battery with QC 4.0 fast charging, and the garden variety of sensors.
The mark improvement is no doubt the display which the company dubbed as 3S Cicada Wing (its third-generation proprietary “super seamless and stepless hinge”) which boasts “mirror-like smoothness” with no creases even after over 1.8 million folds.
Speaking of screen, the folded 5.5-inch on the front and the 5.4-inch item on the back when open up forms a 7.8-inch 1440p resolution OLED display with a 4:3 aspect ratio.
Interestingly, it has got a quad-camera setup, comprising of a 64 MP main camera, 16 MP ultra wide-angle, an 8 MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom, and a 32 MP portrait camera.
The Royole FlexPai 2 Foldable Screen Smartphone is actually on sale now in China with a starting price of 9,988 yuan which works out to be around US$1,496 based on today’s going rate.
Images: Royole [CH].