The Royole FlexPai 2 smartphone, equipped with a foldable screen, went on sale in China today. Before the start of the sale, a virtual queue of almost 300,000 people lined up for the smartphone, and all smartphones were sold out in 1.8 seconds.
Royole FlexPai 2 foldable smartphone sold out in 1.8 seconds
It is currently the most affordable 5G smartphone with a foldable screen. It is available at a lower price than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 and the Huawei Mate Xs. The device is available for under $1,500 for a version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of flash storage. Just yesterday it was reported that 150,000 pre-orders were placed on the smartphone. The size of the starting batch was not disclosed. It is also unknown when the second batch of Royole FlexPai 2 will go on sale.
The smartphone has a flexible 8-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1440 pixels, it runs the Snapdragon 865 SoC. The Royole FlexPai 2 runs waterOS 2.0 based on Android 10. The main camera is 64-megapixel, there is a 3x optical zoom. For selfies, a 32-megapixel camera sensor is available. The smartphone received Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, A-GPS, BeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS modules, USB 3.1 Type-C, two stereo speakers, side fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, compass and a barometer.
As we mentioned, the new Royole FlexPai 2 has a competitive price, much cheaper than the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, and here is a reminder of the specifications of it:
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 specifications
- 7.3-inch (2208 x 1768 pixels) QXGA+ 22.5:18 Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED 2x main display, 6.2-inch (2260 x 816 pixels) 25:9 HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Flex cover display
- Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ 7nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 650 GPU
- 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 256GB / 512GB (UFS 3.1) storage
- Android 10 with One UI 2.5
- Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
- 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, OIS, 12MP Telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom, up to 10x digital zoom, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture
- 10MP cover and 10MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture
- Stereo speakers tuned by AKG, Dolby Atmos
- Side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor
- Dimensions Folded: 68.0 x 159.2 x13.8~16.8mm, Unfolded: 128.2 x 159.2 x 6.0~6.9mm; Weight: 282g
- 5G SA/NSA, Sub6 / mmWave, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ax (2.4/5GHz), HE80, MIMO, 1024-QAM, Bluetooth 5, GPS with GLONASS, USB Type-C (Gen 3.2), NFC, MST
- 4500mAh battery with 25W wired and 11W wireless (WPC and PMA) charging