Chinese vendor Royale gave us a sneak peak of what to expect from its second foldable phone, the FlexPai 2, claiming it’ll deliver on “significant improvements in every possible way.” The new handset will feature a 7.8-inch screen, the newest Snapdragon 865 chipset, a Kyro 585 processor, high-speed LPDDR5 RAM, and 5G capability for nine different bands covering regions like the US, Europe, and China, according to Bill Liu, co-founder & CEO of Royale.
Along with a new “wearproof” and “mechanically robust” hinge called the “Super Seamless & Stepless Hinge running on the back of the device, the FlexPai 2 will also feature a “thinner and lighter” design, Liu said.
The specs were revealed on Tuesday at an event focused on the announcement of its third-generation Cicada Wing display. Royale’s new flexible screen will first make an appearance on the FlexPai 2,
Royale put itself on the Samsung and Huawei to the punch with its . That handset features a bendable 7.8-inch AMOLED screen that’s made out of flexible plastic and has a 1440p resolution, and can be closed like a book. But the original FlexPai also suffers from a clunky, prototype-like design and an unimpressive user-interface. Since then, it has mostly been forgotten after rivals like , and and the quickly launched their own foldable phones complete with far superior performance, features and design.when it became one of the world’s first companies to release a foldable smartphone, beating both
The FlexPai 2 will not be officially unveiled until next quarter, Royale said.