The Chinese manufacturer Royole has announced the second version of its foldable smartphone. The FlexPai 2 is now immediately out with support for mobile networks in Europe, including 5G support for frequencies in the Benelux.
Royole has equipped the FlexPai 2 with a flexible 4: 3 OLED screen of its own making with a diagonal of 7.8 “and a resolution of 1920×1440 pixels. The screen is 15.9×11.9cm with a surface of 188 square centimeters. Folded remains there a 5.5 “screen of 7.4×11.9cm with a resolution of 1440×900 pixels and a ratio of 14.4: 9.
Just like the first FlexPai and the Huawei Mate Xs, it is a phone that has the screen on the outside. The phone measures 134x89x12.8mm when folded and 134x186x6.3mm when unfolded. The phone runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865-soc, with options for 8GB / 256GB and 12GB / 512GB.
The device has a 4450mAh battery, which can be charged with 18W. That is an upgrade over the previous FlexPai which has a smaller battery. The phone has four cameras: a primary 64-megapixel camera, a 16-megapixel camera with ultra-wide-angle lens, an 8-megapixel camera with telephoto lens for “3x zoom” and a 32-megapixel camera for “portrait photos”. Below the cameras is a touch pad to turn the screen on or to activate split-screen mode.
The phone runs on Royole’s own Android skin WaterOS 2.0 based on Android 10, without Google services. The smartphone will be released in China for 9980 yuan, about 1250 euros, while the 12GB variant costs about one hundred euros more. Whether and when the device will be released in Europe and the Benelux is not yet known.