The world’s first flexible smartphone was terrible

At CES 2019 young company Royole shows a folding smartphone with a flexible screen FlexPai. At the end of last year, the company has started selling the gadget, making it the first such device available in retail.

Royole FlexPai available in China and the United States in the form of developer editions for the price of $ 1,320. At the exhibition, the device fell into the hands of journalists who were able to assess the quality of the product. The smartphone is not pleased with its imperfection.

Первый в мире гибкий смартфон оказался ужасным

Main issues, naturally, relate to the software and basic functions. For example, every time the user rotates the folds-lay device, there is a long freezes and hangs. Also, notes the low quality screen and camera.

Первый в мире гибкий смартфон оказался ужасным

40 minutes of use, the screen appeared strip, a strange dark area in the middle and excessive saturation. Similar behavior can be observed from the AMOLED screens of the first and second generation Samsung many years ago. Folded lost a noticeable part of the useful area of the screen because the curve on the bend is significant.

Royole FlexPai received a screen diagonal of 7.8 inches (ca. 20 cm) and a resolution of 1920 x 1440 pixels camera resolution 16 and 20 MP, Snapdragon SoC 855, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash memory, the battery, 3800 mAh.

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