Royole's folded version of the phone costs around 1.380 euros in Europe and when released, the screen has a diagonal chart (7.8 inches), but it can bend and then use three screens: face, back and edge.
The weight of the FlexPai, 320 grams, is far above the iPhone XS Max and the Galaxy Note 9 that have about 200 grams. The FlexPai has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 processor, the screen is Super AMOLED and the resolution is 1920 x 1440 with an expanded display. RAM is 8 GB and 256 GB storage. FlexPai also has two rooms: one 20 MP and another 16 MP. The battery is 3.800 mAh, and Royole says deliveries are due in December.
However, the launch model appears to be miles away from the standpoint of Samsung or Apple range but is still the first folding device, not a concept or prototype.
It will also be interesting to see what the new screen life will be. Representatives of Royole say their screen can withstand 200,000 bends before degrading.
What would it mean for application developers
Programmers will have to reprogram their applications if they want to use the bulk screen.
The fact that this year's event dedicated to collecting feedback, including app processors, will probably not be able to see a device ready for sale today.
Instead, when the device interface is presented, with the first detailed phone images, the information should be sufficient for the developers to start the application optimization.
FlexiPai from Royole launches a revised version of Android 9.0, called Water OS, which is tailored to support different phone sizes.
Royole says he's still working on software upgrades, and from what I've seen in smartphone reviews, he's still up and running. For example, there is a considerable delay in responding when you rotate the screen or pop up. The version also has obvious errors, such as some widgets that do not match the exact size of the screen.