Royole

I first spent time with the Royole Flexpai at a TechCrunch event in China back in 2018. The device was exciting. It was the first commercially released foldable, after all,…

Royole returns with another foldable

If nothing else, Royole grabbed our attention a couple of years back by bringing the first foldable smartphone to market. There’s something to be said for being first, I suppose.…

Royole looks to move flexible displays beyond the foldable phone

This is the moment we’ve been waiting for. After years of prototypes, the age of foldables has finally arrived. They’re here. I’ve seen them, and even, briefly, touched one. And…

We’re ready for foldable phones, but are they ready for us?

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The state of the foldable

You’d be forgiven for being cynical. I’ve been seeing foldable display concepts for as long as I’ve been attending tech trade shows (which, quite frankly, is longer than I care to mention). Big names like Samsung and LG have been pumping countless R&D dollars into the technology in hopes of being first to next step…

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The state of the foldable

People have been talking about foldable smartphones for years, but it’s finally happening. Chinese company Royole was showing off the FlexPai at CES in Las Vegas, and we got to…

The world’s first foldable phone is real

You’d be forgiven if Royole doesn’t ring any bells. Even here in China, it’s far from a household name. Still, the Shanghai-based startup recently secured an undisclosed Series E, vaulting…

A closer look at Royole’s foldable display

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