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According to Business Insider (This article and its images were originally posted on Business Insider November 6, 2018 at 05:48AM.)
- Little-known Chinese tech firm Royale has beaten Samsung in launching a foldable phone.
- Royale let journalists get hands-on with the FlexPai on Monday, and reviewers confirmed that the tech works.
- The 7.8-inch plastic screen halves in size in a single 180-degree twist.
- But there are problems: The phone is bulky and makes a crunching sound when folded. The operating system is also said to be sluggish.
A little-known Chinese tech firm has beaten South Korean giant Samsung to launching the world’s first foldable phone — and the early reviews suggest that it actually works.
Samsung may just be hours away from showing the world its foldable Galaxy X, but it has been pipped to the post by the Royale Corporation, which launched its FlexPai phone to journalists on Monday.
The Verge and Mashable were among those to get hands-on with the device at an event in San Francisco. Both confirmed that the folding technology works, halving the size of the 7.8-inch plastic screen in a single 180-degree twist.
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