Royole, a company that was the first showcase the Flexpai foldable smartphone late last year, will showcase its line of fully flexible display and flexible sensor technologies at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona.
These technologies are part of the company's Flexible+ platform, and are designed for numerous applications in a variety of product categories, including Consumer Electronics, Sports & Fashion, Office & Education, Smart Home, and Robotics.
In addition to highlighting these categories, the company will showcase its fully flexible displays. The live demos will underline the limitless possibilities for flexible electronics technologies, including a look at the world's first commercial smartphone with a flexible display, FlexPai, a flexible display integration with high-definition fashion wearables – including a top hat and shirt, and its RoWrite Smart Writing Pad, designed to accurately create, capture, store, and share all manner of real-time, conventionally written material on standard paper for digital application.
The RoWrite Smart Writing Pad comes with a functional textured cloth folio and is available at e-tail and retail locations nationwide.
With curved displays currently the talk of the tech world, Royole has developed – and is mass producing fully flexible displays. Royole says that its patented flexible displays are thin, lightweight, and bendable, and feature high-resolution and high-color saturation.
Royole's flexible displays are produced at the company's quasi-G6 mass production campus in Shenzhen, China, a 100% self-designed, R&D and manufacturing facility with a total investment of around $1.7B.
The company has accumulated scores of intellectual property rights and key technical experiences covering all aspects of display manufacturing including materials, processing, devices, circuits, electronic systems and module development. This enabled Royole to introduce a 0.01mm-thick full-color flexible display in 2014.
Royole launched the world's first commercial foldable smartphone with a flexible display, FlexPai, a combination of smartphone and tablet on October 31, 2018 in Beijing. FlexPai can be used either folded or unfolded, giving it the portability of a smartphone plus the screen size of a high-definition tablet. FlexPai features Royole's 2nd generation Cicada Wing fully flexible displays. The device can be bent freely from 0 to 180 degrees and supports more than 200,000 bends. Moreover, FlexPai's screen cannot be cracked or easily scratched. When unfolded, FlexPai supports split-screen mode and multi-tasking; supports drag-and-drop across applications, enabling it to share features just as a computer does; and automatically adjusts screen sizes.
FlexPai uses Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 8-series flagship SoC, integrating their 7nm process SoC, a powerful AI and upgradable to support 5G. Its camera set-up is made up of a 20-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 16-megapixel wide-angle lens, that can be used for both normal photo shooting or taking a selfie, thanks to the dual view camera mode. Fast-charging is powered by the company's own Ro-Charge technology.
The developer model of FlexPai is available to order globally now at www.royole.com/flexpai. The consumer model is available to order to Chinese consumers.
Royole has also developed and mass produced flexible sensor technology. Royole sensors are fully compatible with flexible and traditional applications and deliver a bending radius of just 1~3mm that is operational even after 200,000 bends.