The very first foldable smartphone is here! A Silicon Valley-based firm has released the first ever-futuristic smartphone that can fold up. The smartphone, called the FlexPai, was developed by Royole and has a super flexible screen that can be bent directly from the middle.
According to Daily Mail, the smartphone itself measures at a thickness of just 7.6 mm and includes a dual-camera handset. The FlexPai was first launched in China this past week and is now available for pre-order online. The phone's 7.8-inch screen can be bent from both the front and backsides and provides a total of three display screens for the user. In addition to its triple display screens, the spine of the handset will also transform into a third smaller screen that can allow the user to see any incoming calls, messages, emails, and notifications alike when they are received.
The smartphone is set to retail for $1,300 to $1,800 depending on whether you are ordering a consumer model or a developer model. The price for this foldable smartphone is by no means cheap, however, if you are a tech junkie dying to get your hands on this first ever-futuristic handset, then it just might be worth it. The FlexPai comes in both a 128 GB and 256 GB edition and weighs at 320g with two cameras at the top.
This idea has been up in the air for several years now, and test runs first began nearly 3 years ago. In addition to the countless features the smartphone possesses, it is also quite indestructible! The foldable screen cannot be broken when they are dropped and are much lighter and cheaper to produce. The phone itself is quite aesthetically pleasing until it’s folded in half. Upon being folded, one would first be under the impression that the phone will snap in half, or crack the screen, however, it not only folds with ease, but safely too!
With over 105 million smartphones being sold throughout China this year, the FlexPai is set to soar through the tech market in Asia and worldwide! Let us know if you’d ever get your hands on this new piece of technology.