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The first smartphone with a folding screen was not Samsung's Galaxy Fold or Huawei's Mate X.
At the 2018 CES show, a Chinese company, Royole, beat the rest of the industry with the FlexPai, a 7.8-inch screen terminal equipped with a 4000 mAh battery and
two 16 and 20 megapixel cameras
that could be
folded. with the screen facing out
Three years later, it cannot be said that folding mobiles have swept the market but they are no longer the weirdo of the telephony industry.
More and more models and brands are launching to make one.
In early August, for example, Samsung is expected to announce two new Galaxy models with a folding screen.
, we'll see many more soon.
The company launched the FlexPai 2, the successor to its first foldable phone, in September 2020, but has now put something more ambitious on the market: a kit that allows anyone to make their own foldable phone.
Royole RoKit is a set that
includes everything you need to do so
: it includes a 3rd generation AMOLED flexible screen, a touch sensor module, motherboard, processor, and all
the cables necessary
to connect the different components.
In theory, anyone could make their own flexible phone with all these elements, which are sold at a price of approximately $ 959 (about 815 euros) and come in a practical metal case with antistatic protection.
It would only be necessary to create or print a housing to house them and feed them with a battery or power supply of 5V and 2 amps (the equivalent of the
power provided by a USB port
Royole markets it with developers looking for new uses for flexible displays.
After all, that is your main market.
Although it launched the FlexiPai and the FlexiPai 2, the company is not really a typical mobile phone manufacturer, but a provider for third-party manufacturers, such as Huawei or Xiaomi.
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