Royole FlexPai: World’s first foldable smartphone launched, check features

NEW DELHI: A little known Chinese company Rouyu Technology has launched what may be the world’s first foldable smartphone.

It had been widely expected that top vendor like Samsung or Huawei would be the first but the California-based start-up beats big tech companies in launching the Royole FlexPai.

The Chinese manufacturer Rouyu said FlexPai would “subvert people’s perception of traditional smart phones.”

has beaten them to the finish line

Bill Liu, founder and CEO of Royole during the conference said, “The Royole FlexPai foldable smartphone provides mobile phone users with a revolutionary experience compared to traditional phones,” Liu said.

“It perfectly solves the contradiction between the high-definition large-screen experience and portability, which introduces a whole new dimension to the human-machine interface. The phone’s inherent design will forever change the consumer electronics industry, as well as the way people interact with and perceive their world.”


The foldable phone when unfolded turns into a 7.8-inch tablet. When folded, FlexPai becomes a 15.2mm thick piece of electronics. The screen has a 1920 x 1440 resolution and 4:3 aspect ratio.

It features a dual-lens camera setup, including a 20-megapixel telephoto lens and a 16-megapixel wide-angle lens.

The Royole FlexPai has two different variants – 6GB RAM + 128 GB internal storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8 GB RAM + 512 GB storage.

The starting price of the smartphone is around Rs. 95,000.

According to the reports, Samsung’s foldable phone, the Galaxy F, may comes in 2019 will likely cost nearly $2,000