If the rumours are true, Samsung will present its first foldable smartphone in a few hours. It was supposed to be “the first” in the world, but a little-known Chinese company has overtaken the giant. And it seems to work .
The company Royole Corporation launched their phone FlexPai and The Verge, Mashable , among others, have had the opportunity to try it in scoop at an event held in San Francisco. The best that can be said, according to the media, is that the phone and its technology works, and it does so by having the size of a 7.8-inch plastic screen in a single 180-degree turn.
According to Karissa Bell of Mashable: “Yes, it feels a bit sophisticated, but the FlexPai fulfills its promise of being the first folding smartphone, although it is far from perfect. It does not fold at all and is quite difficult to sustain. The plastic screen began to rise a little above and made an “audible creak” as it bent. The company told me that they are known problems due to the “adhesive used in the engineering samples”.”
For Nick Statt of The Verge, “when it’s folded, it’s” bulky “and feels miles away from the quality of a high-end smartphone. The software, a customized version of Android 9.0, is extremely slow and has errors. The device is very much a first generation product,” Statt concluded.
At least out of the way, the FlexPai phone will only go on sale in the market in China, although there will also be an edition for developers in the United States at a price of 1,318 dollars with 128 GB of storage and 1,469 dollars for 256 GB.