These foldable phones will be available in the near future. Would you use one?
Back in November, Samsung teased us during their developer conference with a foldable phone which basically is a tablet folded in half. For many of us, this is simply overkill. For gamers, this had major potential. If you're into watching movies on your phone, this was the holy grail.
Well, who knows when Samsung would ever release their foldable phones. It was more of a proof of concept than anything. Well... a company in California called Royale plans to release the Royale Flexpai, a foldable Android phablet (phone + tablet). The device is able to fold up and fit in your pants' back pocket, given that your pants aren't too skinny.
Royale FlexPai features a 7.8 inch, 1440p resolution AMOLED screen display that's flexible. You'll be able to use the phone in 16:8 or 16:9 aspect ratio. It also handles 5G internet speeds. There's a hinge where the fold is to help the phone bend without breaking.
The phone specs are 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal memory for the basic model, and 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB internal memory version for the upgraded model. The unit uses a 2.8 GHz octa-core Snapdragon chipset and a 3,800-mAh battery with rapid charge and USB type-C port. Sorry, there's no headphone jack for those who plan on using high-end headphones, etc.
Unfortunately, it's currently only available in China. When it releases in the U.S. market, the estimated starting price will be around $1318 USD.