Royole came out of nowhere in 2018 and successfully became the first company in the world to launch the first foldable smartphone. Royole beat Samsung and Huawei in the market, although the original FlexPai wasn’t exactly known for its robustness and usefulness, the second generation offered some improvements. Evan Blass today shared some new renders of the upcoming third generation Royole FlexPair 3, also known as the Royole F3.
The new Royole FlexPai 3 renderings show the device from all angles, revealing most of the design changes and improvements over its predecessor. We can see that the device will not have an exterior screen like on the Galaxy Z Fold 3, instead it will only have an interior screen.
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The FlexPai 3 will also not accept the Z Fold 3’s sub-screen selfie camera, and it will have a pop-up camera for taking selfies and conference calls. On the back, there appear to be two camera sensors and an LED flash in the square camera modules.
While we don’t have exact details on the device, a TENAA list was leaked earlier this year (via GSMArena) which revealed that the Royole FlexPai 3 will have a 7.2-inch screen, a fairly small 3,360mAh battery, and the USB-C port will be placed on the bottom right of the device. The FlexPai 3 will also come with an operating system based on Android and 5G. The fingerprint reader will be placed on the right side. Dimensions have also been released which show that 147.1 x 138.8 x 7mm tells us that it will be quite thin, although that likely refers to the device when unfolded.
Another interesting note is that both sides of the device are identical, both in shape and size, which means that the device may be one of the few foldable devices that can fully close, this that only a handful of devices can do in the small foldable marketplace.