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

An anonymous Chinese company succeeds ahead of the And presents us with a mobile device with a truly flexible and folding screen - which helps to illustrate why it takes so long to turn this vision into reality

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Samsung may display The company's first flexible one in a few days, privately and narrowly chosen for the audience, but it turns out that there are already those who snatched the right to be the first to do so - a company called Royole who manages to get 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 resolution, with a 4 aspect ratio: 3, which is reminiscent of the small tablets that were popular at some point in the past. 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.

It all sounds very good on paper, but a practical video of notes from the device makes it clear that there is still much to strive for - the interface is not exactly adapted to the innovative configuration and does not react quickly enough to the physical changes that the user makes, without mentioning the physical dimensions that include weight of 320 ( !) 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 may consider daily use.

to see Such a premiere from an almost unknown society is very impressive - but the physical dimensions are not really 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 to the era of folding devices, certainly not in a situation where the folding axis is not able to reach a completely flat position but satisfies a certain request that harms significant ergonomics - and we can only hope that Samsung, along with other major competitors such as 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 a great potential for flexible and folding screens - but quality human engineering is also required in order for the field to begin to shine

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