Revolutionary, but not enough ripe: FlexPai, the first smartphone with a flexible and foldable screen • HWzone

Revolutionary, but not enough ripe: FlexPai, the first smartphone with a flexible and foldable screen

An anonymous Chinese company succeeds ahead of the And introduces us to a mobile device with a really flexible and foldable screen - which helps to illustrate why it takes so long to make this vision a reality

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Samsung may display First flexible, made in just a few days, privately and narrowly to a carefully chosen 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 its own priceless 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 Hybrids.

Why choose between To a smartphone when you can get both together (roughly)

The screen offers 1,920 × 1,440 pixel resolution, 4 aspect ratio: 3, which is reminiscent of the small tablets that were popular at some point in the past, and in which the device you will find definitely advanced hardware that includes the The next-generation Snapdragon 8150 from Qualcomm, internal storage between 128GB and 512GB, dynamic memory of 6GB or 8GB, system 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 video footage from the device makes it clear that there is still much to strive for - the interface is not exactly tailored 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 that weigh about 320 grams ( !) And a thickness of up to 15.6 millimeters at the folding point of the display panel, which makes the FlexPai a monster that only a few people can consider everyday use.

to see Such a premiere from an almost completely anonymous company is very impressive - but the physical dimensions are not really what we were hoping for

Even a starting price of 9,000 RMB, or approximately 1,300 USD, does not contribute to the relevance of the product.

We're not really convinced that the folding configuration Royole chose is best suited to the age of folding devices, certainly not in the fold axis position, but rather satisfies a certain arc that significantly compromises ergonomics - and we only hope that Samsung, alongside other big competitors like Huawei and- 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.

There is definitely great potential for flexible and folding screens - but high quality human engineering is also needed for the field to shine

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