We have been hearing a lot about the introduction of flexible smartphones for a while. And, before the major tech companies (Samsung has been featuring in the rumour mill since forever), California-based display maker Rouyu Technologies has finally made the new piece of tech, dubbed the FlexPai, official.
According to a tweet by Ice Universe, the smartphone which was showcased at an event held in Beijing, China can be converted into a 7.8-inch tablet and 4-inch when bent. The display is AMOLED in nature and comes with an aspect ratio rated at 4:3.
Taking a look at the technical specs, the FlexPai is powered by the unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 processor based on 7nm FinFET process tech with a new AI platform and 5G support. It comes in three RAM/ROM variants: 6GB RAM/128GB ROM, 8GB RAM/256GB ROM and 8GB RAM/512GB ROM.
This is the "world's first foldable screen phone" released by Rouyu Technology, which will use the Snapdragon 8150 processor, but its design is very rough, just to seize the "first", this is a futures product. pic.twitter.com/M0v9o2z0Bw
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) October 31, 2018
On the camera front, there is a dual-camera setup, rated at 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel which also doubles as a selfie camera.
While the battery capacity is left unannounced, the FlexPai is expected to get charged from 0 to 80 per cent in about an hour, with the help of the Ro-Charge fast charging tech.
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Additionally, the FlexPai runs the company’s WaterOS based on Android Pie.