An anonymous Chinese company succeeds ahead of the סמסונג And presents us with a mobile device with a truly flexible and foldable screen - which helps illustrate why it takes so long to make this vision a reality
Samsung may display Unlocked Flexible for the first time in a few days, privately and limited to a carefully selected audience, but it turns out that there are already those who have snatched the right to be the first to do so - a company called Royole that manages to get expensive PR with the strange FlexPai device.
The odd piece features an oblique square rectangular AMOLED screen with a plastic cladding instead of a glass cover that allows it to fold vertically in a way that creates a pair of 7.8-inch screens on either side, which can be used separately or simultaneously when the smartphone is in the hands of the user or Standing in the shape of a tent on a table, reminiscent of computers Mobile Hybrids.
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The screen offers a resolution of 1,920 × 1,440 pixels, in a aspect ratio of 4: 3 which is reminiscent of the small tablets that were popular in a certain period in the past, and inside the device you will find absolutely advanced hardware that includes the chip The next-generation Snapdragon 8150 from Qualcomm, internal storage between 128GB and 512GB, dynamic memory of 6GB or 8GB, system Android A dual-photovoltaic Pie with a 16 megapixel unit and a 20 megapixel unit and a built-in 3,800mAh battery that supports dedicated fast charging technology that is designed to return up to 80 of capacity within an hour.
Everything sounds very good on paper, but a practical impression video from the device makes it clear that there is much more to aspire to - the interface is not exactly adapted to the innovative configuration and does not respond quickly and easily enough to the physical changes made by the user, without mentioning the physical dimensions. !) And a thickness of up to 320 millimeters at the fold point of the display panel, which make the FlexPai a monster that probably only a few will be able to consider daily use of.
to see Technology Such a premiere from an almost completely anonymous company is very impressive - but the physical dimensions are not quite what we hoped for
Even a starting price of 9,000 RMB, or approximately 1,300 USD, does not contribute to the relevance of the product.
We are not really convinced that the folding configuration chosen by Royole is best suited for the era of folding devices, certainly not in a situation where the folding axis is unable to reach a completely flat position but is satisfied with a certain arc that significantly impairs ergonomics - and we can only hope that Samsung, along with other major competitors like Huawei and-LG Which are supposedly working on the development of flexible smart devices, will think of more interesting and effective ways to integrate this technology into our lives.
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