Flexible Displays Are Here, and They’re Pretty Awkward Looking
As with any brand new, first-of-its-kind technology, you have to sort of set a low bar for your expectations. But when it comes to the flexible display, it’s hard to do that because it feels like we’ve been hearing about (and promised) foldable smartphones and tablets for quite some time.
So excuse us then if we’re left a little underwhelmed by the design of some of the first products in this new category to come to market.
While Samsung and LG are reportedly working on and possibly even close to launching their flexible screen devices, it appears as though both will be beat to market by the Royole Corporation. Royole, which recently let us demo their RoWrite smart writing system, announced on Wednesday its FlexPai commercial foldable smartphone. Described as “disrupting” to consumers’ traditional concept of a smartphone, the FlexPai product can be used both in its folded and unfolded form factor.