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Royole FlexPai 2 release date, price, news and features

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The first specs of Royole's new foldable phone have been revealed, with details of the Royole FlexPai 2 - the second generation flexible handset from the Chinese firm - claiming "significant improvements in every possible way."

The FlexPai 2 was revealed as part of a larger announcement which focused on Royole's new flexible display technology, with the aforementioned handset set to be the first device to use it.

Royole is calling its new screen tech '3rd Generation Cicada Wing', and claims the technology "offers 50% increase of brightness and delivers enhanced performance, including high contrast, wide color gamut [and a] fast response time."

The panel apparently also provides enhanced viewing angles and will provide "the smoothest folding experience in the industry even after more than 200,000 bends."

These are bold claims, especially when you consider the rather lackluster design, build and interface of the original Royole FlexPai.

The FlexPai 2 was briefly shown off on stage

The FlexPai 2 was briefly shown off on stage (Image credit: Royole)

Royole FlexPai 2 release date and price

We currently don't know the Royole FlexPai 2 release date, but the company has confirmed that it will officially launch the handset during Q2 2020.

That means we should learn about the full spec sheet and all the features the FlexPai 2 has to offer sometime between April and June this year.

We'll likely also find out what the Royole FlexPai 2 price is at the same time, but if you're already wondering how much to save up, our answer is a lot.

Current foldable phones (such as the Galaxy Fold, Motorola Razr and Huawei Mate XS) all carry sizable price tags and we expect the FlexPai 2 is be similarly lofty in terms of cost.

Royole FlexPai 2 display and design

Royole hasn't revealed the full details on the new FlexPai 2 foldable phone, but we do know it will come with a large, 7.8-inch external 'outie' display (a display which folds back on itself, rather than in on itself like a book) with a 4:3 aspect ratio. 

That's larger than the 7.3-inch display on the Samsung Galaxy Fold, but not quite as big as the 8-inch foldable screen on the Huawei Mate XS.

It also features a new hinge system which is more robust and wearproof than the mechanics on the previous generation handset. 

Royole FlexPai 2 specs

Royole claims the FlexPai 2 will "state-of-art computing, memory [and] structural material technologies" and it's confirmed that the handset will come with Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 865 chipset.

That also means the FlexPai 2 will be a 5G smartphone, with support for global 5G bands which means it should work with the fifth generation networks in Asia, Europe and the US.

We currently don't now how much RAM or storage the FlexPai 2 will come with, as Royole is likely holding those details - alone with cameras specs - back for the official launch of the handset.

However, it looks like the handset will boast four cameras from the unit we briefly saw on stage.

While we wait for more information on the Royole FlexPai 2 in the coming months, here are the best prices for foldable phones on the market now: