The first foldable phone is finally here! No, it’s not from Samsung or Apple. A Chinese company, Royole, was the first to bring this idea to life. Introducing the FlexPai as the first phone of its kind.
The pre-order prices are $1,318 for 128 GB and $1,469 for 256 GB. They will ship the devices beginning in December of this year. It took the company six years to get the design and engineering of the phone to where it is now. The FlexPai is supposed to be able to withstand 200,000 folds before it starts to degrade, which should last well past its lifetime. With a 7.8 inch display, the screen is huge compared to other phones.
The problems with the phone are: It’s bulky, the software is kind of buggy, the phone isn’t too visually appealing, it’s harder to fold than it should be, and it doesn’t fold completely flat.