In the end, and despite everything pointed out to Samsung or Huawei being the first handset manufacturers to offer a folding screen, the Chinese company Royole tipped and launched the FlexPai.
It's a lightweight, ultra-thin, tablet-sized device with a 7.8-inch screen that's folded in half and stays the size of a notebook.
The phone can double more than 200,000 times without breaking Due to the materials used, Bill Liu Zihong, 35, co-founder, president and CEO of the company said on Wednesday at the launch event in Beijing.
"It's a historic moment that we've been waiting for years to see," said Liu, who believes technology will be popular since meets the needs of consumers who wants a big-screen phone that is easy to carry.
Although the specifications are unclear, it is assumed that the FlexPai has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 processor, 8 GB of RAM, 128 or 256 GB of storage, an Android-based operating system, and two quality cameras with 20 and 16 megapixels " can be folded to capture objects at unique angles, "according to the press release.
The device can now be purchased from the manufacturer's website $ 1,318and ensure that it will begin shipping in late December. Royole also allocated 200 million yuan ($ 29 million) to encourage developers to work on applications that support flexible phones, Liu said.
And while it appears to be the first device of its kind to hit the market, it will likely have strong competition soon, hand in hand with a heavyweight industry.
In fact, as announced by The Verge, the folding smartphone announced long ago Samsung is set to appear next week at its annual developer conference. But that's not all, because both Lg as Huawei They are developing their own folding phones.
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