The race to launch the first foldable smartphone already has a winner, and it’s not OPPO, Lenovo, Vivo, Xiaomi, Samsung or LG. In fact, it’s a brand that most sadly have never heard of: Rouyu. This company of Chinese origin – from wherever – has decided to unveil its most ambitious device, the Rouyu FlexiPai, today. The world’s first smartphone has a folding screen with which it can “transform” into an almost 8-inch tablet.
Besides being a pioneer for his format, The FlexiPai is also the first terminal to have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 processor built into it, a new model from the California semiconductor company, which, while not yet announced to the world, has already confirmed its essential details through various leaks.
The race for the first foldable smartphone already has a winner: this is the Rouyu FlexiPai
While top tier companies are struggling to show up on time and get their first folding smartphone to market, and users still doubt the usefulness of this type of terminal, Rouyu Tecnhnology, a China-based company, has decided to silently surprise and is leaving today that FlexiPai.
As I said, its interior is derived from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 processor, manufactured in 7 nanometer format and with 8 powerful cores. It comes with 6 or 8 GB of RAM and 128 to 512 GB of storage.
However, the most noticeable thing about this device is that 7.8 inch screen, foldable in the middle In this way, the user can enjoy a tablet experience in full screen mode or use the FlexiPai as a traditional smartphone with a screen of almost 4 inches.
This is the “World’s First Foldable Screen Phone” from Rouyu Technology that will use the Snapdragon 8150 processor. However, its design is very rough just to take advantage of the “first” one. This is a futures product. pic.twitter.com/M0v9o2z0Bw
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According to the company, the screen could be folded up to 200,000 times without being damaged. Other details to highlight are the inclusion of Water OS as the operating system – Based on Android – or a fast charging system that can charge up to 80% of the device’s battery in one hour.
Such an innovative product will of course be rated on the technology that it has. To be exact, The basic version of the Rouyu FlexiPai has a price of 1,140 euros at the exchange rateThis can go up to $ 1,640 in 8GB RAM, 512GB storage mode. Those who want to reach this strange terminal can do so tomorrow in a first phase Lightning offer that will take place in the brand’s official store. However, we don’t know when the phone will start shipping as the processor in which it is mounted isn’t a reality today.
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