CES 2019: Need For Bigger Displays Leads To Foldable Smartphones, Will It Work?

Written By Rahul R | Mumbai | Published:


  • The Royole FlexPai bends like a notebook
  • Foldable and bendable disply phones could be the new trend

The CES 2019 is turning “creative” by the session and edition, and the latest “creation” showcased has been the Royole FlexPai flexible displays that let you fold the hardware of the smartphone like a notebook. When the handset is folded, it would naturally be difficult for early adapters to tell between a paperback notebook and the Royole FlexPai. Theoretically, USP of the FlexPai is that it can be folded and unfolded at will; hence, you could use the device for different “purposes”.

Gone are the days when content displayed on the screen and the ways and means in which content appeared on the display were considered numero-uno parameters; now, the display itself is seemingly seen as a benchmark. Very soon, we could have a situation wherein you would be able to choose a smartphone based on parameters such as “curvature”, “structure”, and “foldability” of the screen.

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Flexibility of the display, not to be misunderstood with flexibility of human beings, is now seemingly taking centre-stage, and as far as the latest CES 2019 showcasing is concerned, the FlexPai would also be sold commercially, and in some regions, the device could be bought comparatively earlier.

At this juncture, it is worth understanding that consumer electronics giant Samsung has been expected (by the consumer technology enthusiasts community as a whole) to unwrap a foldable display smartphone. Rumour mills are also rife about a lot of other brands also showcasing phones featuring foldable screens.

For enthusiasts, the Royole FlexPai features key technical specifications such as:

  • 7.8-inch flexible AMOLED display with pixel density of 308 ppi
  • Water OS; said to be based on Android Pie; out of the box
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC
  • 6/8 GB RAM
  • 128/256 GB internal storage editions; based on RAM
  • 16 MP rear camera
  • MicroSD card, supported, for expansion of internal storage
  • 3970 mAh Lithium-Polymer battery.

In summary, Royole FlexPai could potentially give off the “bend-it, check-it” feel; if you have a keenness for bendable display that is.

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