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Royole’s bendy screen flexible phone surface phone unveiled in China

flexible phone surface phone unveiled in China.

world’s first surface phone and flexible phone.

A little-known California-based company has laid claim to creating the “world’s first surface phone “.

Royole Corporation – a specialist in manufacturing flexible phone displays – unveiled the flexible phone and surface phone at an event in Beijing.

When opened, the flexible phone presents a single display measuring 7.8in (19.8cm) – bigger than many tablets.

But when folded up, it presents three separate smaller screens – on the front, rear and spine of the device.

The six-year-old company said it would hold three “flash sales” to consumers in China on 1 November to offer the first surface phone run.

The surface phone price is between 8,999 and 12,999 yuan ($1,290 to $1,863; £1,011 to £1,460) depending on the memory and storage specifications selected.

In addition, Royole said it would also offer a slightly different version of the flexible phone to developers across the world the same day.

It intends to start deliveries surface phone in “late December”.

The launch has caught many industry watchers by surprise.

It’s widely believed Samsung or Huawei would be the first to sell such a device to the public.

Samsung was expected to preview its efforts at an event in San Francisco on 7 November. It’s not understood to be ready to put a product on sale.

Venturebeat reporter Evan Blass has also claimed LG intends to unveil a flexible phone of its own at the CES trade show in January.

Videos posted to social media of the FlexPai in action, however, indicate the version of Android. They run still needs some work.

Purchasers will also need to be mindful that the device weighs 320g. More than 50% more than the iPhone XS Max or Galaxy Note 9.


“Royole is building its first OLED factory and it is now trying to compete directly with other display manufacturers such as Samsung and LG.”

Posted by Tech Masair on Monday, November 5, 2018

what However, Royole says.

However, Royol says the FlexPai has been tested to withstand more than 200,000 open-and-shut movements. It should offer many years of use before the action damages the picture.

One expert said the smartphone was unlikely to become a bestseller but was impressive nonetheless.

“Royole gets the bragging rights to being first. It’s quite astonishing that someone you never hear of is doing this”.

said Carolina Milanesi, from the Creative Strategies consultancy.

“What’s great is that it’s putting this into the hands of developers, who will be able to start the legwork that will result in apps for flexible phone that will eventually be sold by Samsung and whoever else.

“You need developers to think through how they can best take advantage of screens that double in size.”

She added that Royole might ultimately become an acquisition target for one of the mainstream consumer electronics brands.


“Royole has carried out several publicity stunts over the years to showcase its flexible phone OLED [organic light-emitting diode] displays,” said Dr Guillaume Chansin from Irimitech Consulting.

“The FlexPai is probably another stunt.

“Royole is building its first OLED factory and it is now trying to compete directly with other display manufacturers such as Samsung and LG.”

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