Phone Tech Keeps Evolving

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Phone Tech Keeps Evolving

Nichole Roldan, Reporter

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NEWSROOM- The Royole FlexPai is the new tablet being sold in China which can be folded into a phone.

Even though the device is not the best quality, based on reviews online, it currently is the first to have a folding feature without it being in a prototype stage.

The FlexPai is available for consumers for 8,999 yuan, which is about $1,300.  You can pay that amount in dollars for a developer version if you live in North America.  Paying that price will give you 128GB of storage. If you want to double the storage, all you have to pay is an additional $150.

Both the consumer model and the developer version are on Royole’s website for pre-order right now.  Both versions are planned to be shipped in December.

Because this device is a first-generation product, the phone isn’t quite the best.  At an event in San Francisco, many people complained the software was sluggish, apps kept opening, and the orientation was constantly changing when someone would demonstrate the folding process, according to The Verge.

Even though the device itself isn’t the greatest, everyone is focused on this brand new hardware innovation.  The device has enough battery to be folded 200,000 times, according to Royole.

We don’t know how it will compete against Samsung’s version or other brands, but it has certainly made history being the first folding screen.

Story by Nichole Roldan, Reporter

Edited by Ted Frascella, Editor in Chief

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