The goal is garnering critical feedback as new technologies will require developers to tweak apps to make sure they run smoothly when the phone folds out into tablet form. The phone has been codenamed as Valley and victor also. Though Royole has a much smaller development team, the device has an impressive array of features to help it compete with mobile giants across the globe.
The FlexPai boasts 7.8 inch full color display screen, 4:3 aspect ratio, 1920 x 1440 resolution, edge screen notifications, and two cameras.
The unit can be used when folded and unfolded, giving it the "portability of a smartphone plus the screen size of a high-definition tablet".
There are also reports that suggest the phone could target the gaming enthusiast and may not be for the general masses.
Prepare yourself for a foldable smartphone, Samsung fans. Further, it could cost a fortune as rumours have it that it may be priced at almost $1,500 which roughly translates to over Rs 1 lakh. In fact for Samsung, the focus has been more on including features that would help user get the most of the foldable screen. It is the first foldable phone to come with a flexible display.
"Unlike our flagship products, the foldable phone is a completely new concept in terms of design and user experience, which requires a different approach", said a Samsung official who declined to be identified as details of the phone were not yet public.
The FlexPai uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 series SoC, which brings impressive and industry-leading AI to the device.