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Does the worlds first folding phone bend both directions? The Royole Flexpie is the worlds first folding smartphone that is on the market right now. So...
Have you ever thought to yourself I totally wish my phone could fold in half It's so join the club and if not now all the wildest dreams you've never had are coming true with the world's first foldable phone you can actually buy It's called the flex by from a company called Royal It's literally the first phone with a foldable screen that's commercially available Yes, Samsung did have once upon a time, but they still haven't gotten around to actually releasing the Galaxy fold yet So I believe it See it and can actually buy one inside. The box is whatever this is and here is the flex pie with some instructions on how to fold and unfold the phone written on the outer covering Honestly, I think it looks pretty cool It feels solid and heavy I held one of these for the first time at Cbs this year but obviously since that was a demo unit and not my own personal device I wasn't gonna try to see what happens when it's been both directions today though this one here is all mine and there's no one here to stop us Let's get started Right out of the box there are some confidence diminishing instructions that flash across the screen like only charge the phone with the device unfolded and then look here at this massive list of instructions Don't drop it Keep the surface dry and clean Please avoid sharp or pointed objects huh Got it sure thing and right below that it keeps going on to say no screen protectors are allowed and the phone can't be opened if the temperature is below freezing It also looks like this Phone is Super magnetic This is gonna be fun opening and closing the phone automatically changes how the apps are displayed on the screen Magnets are the thing that holds the phone shut in the closed position with a very satisfyingly hard click The magnets will definitely keep the phone from ever flapping open on its own The hinge. The phone here in the Center is covered with a very dark blue rubbers material and held in place by a series of heck screws It takes up a good portion of the back panel real estate It looks like one of those wrinkly dogs or even Slinky that can be bent back and forth Good luck slapping a deep brand skin on this one when it does. Snap closed at leads just enough room inside for a pencil to slip into the gap between the back half might be a perfect spot for a future stylist just saying the two back panels have a subtle shimmer that we see on most smartphones these days low key and doesn't really draw attention to itself well Besides the fact that it folds in half that's a minor detail. Of course you can see how reflective and shiny the screen as well The scratch test is gonna be Super interesting The weird thing to me, though, is that Green is always going to be exposed on the outside of the phone Always the whole thing is just there vulnerable The whole system functions like an Android tablet but then has the ability to full close to be the size of a phone It also has memory enough to remember which app was open on which side of the foam each time you flip it around It also has a little Center options bar in the full of phone Honestly it looks pretty slick Yeah. The thing is a bit thick but if it's durable I could totally see myself using one of these trying to think of The reasons of why I would never actually need a foldable phone, though you would probably mostly be just watching movies and Youtube since you know, I spend a lot of time on Youtube This flexy boy can watch videos in full screen mode while the phone is voted and it can also watch full screen videos in the unfolded mode Honestly pretty darn cool A company called a Sheri did a study one time and found that people check their phones on average about 80 times a day and judging by the amount of people I see texting and driving I believe that number will says on Website that this phone is good for over 200000 Folds So if we're unfolding this flex by 80 times a day under perfect conditions of course this phone would last almost seven whole years That's pretty fantastic considering that the Galaxy fold lasted about seven whole days Remember this thing is available to buy right now for a cool $1300 Let's see what we get for that inside the box. We got a Sim card removal tool and microfiber cloth So U C braided, headphone and the power cable and a branded power There's no case or screen protectors inside the box that's interesting now that we know everything is working properly Let's start with the scratch test knowing what we know about the laws of physics. It's pretty safe to say that the screen is not gonna be made from glass since glasses, glass and glass does not bend the surface of the flex by has to be made from a flexible optically, clear plastic The hardness level of that plastic, though, is up for debate In this particular case, we see that the level two pick leaves no marks on the screen but the level three pick As it's applied to the surface of the flatten phone starts leaving and dented grooves all along the whole surface of the display This is why there was one when I first turned on the phone the flexi gets permanently damaged at a very soft most level. Three This is the main reason having a screen on the outside of the fold is a bad idea when it's in your pocket Both sides of the screen are rubbing up against the sides of your pocket and again when it's folded on table one screen side will always be touching Something are there is no safe zone Watch as my fingernail can also damage the screen permanently This thing is going to get pretty wrecked with everyday use especially sent screen protectors are not allowed Samsung's implementation of having the screen fold up inside. The phone is hypothetically the better of the two methods since the closed fold protects the plastic screen But you know their phone also only last a week so you win some You lose some checking out the top of the flex by moving from plastic layer up to the top panel. There's a definite ridge and that panel is made from glass My razor is doing no damage The surface of that at least the internal magnet is also pulling my razor all over the place even holding up my pride tool with its own magical magnetic strength It's Super strong probably because that hinge won't let the phone stay close without it Little trick. I learned from Marquez with this magnet paper we can see the large rectangular magnet right dead Center inside the glass panel We can also see the two bottom loud speakers in the Center of each half and over there in the bottom corner of the vibration motor also made from magnets There's another large rectangular magnet on the other side of the phone Keep thing shut Pretty darn cool We'll take a look at the inside of the flex spider and a tear down You know if it survives the rest of this durability test there is a dual tone led flash alongside the dual camera lenses a 16 megapixel normal camera is paired up with a 20 megapixel telephoto camera No complaints here having multiple cameras that offer different perspectives is really the way to go That's one of the things I'm looking forward to when I finally upgrade my personal Galaxy S eight plus with so many sides to analyze and this might take a minute The bottom right quadrant has allowed Speaker Grill The bottom has the power button volume up button fingerprint scanner and the volume down button in that exact order The fingerprint scanner chilling here in the Middle in a weird spot But I'm not judging even after scratching up the surface of the scanner was still able to read and recognize my fingerprint nearly every single time Bottom left quadrant has a whole lot of nothing Except more metal the hinge portion is where things start to get interesting and we'll talk more about this in a second but Royal has literally trademark the name Sacado Wing as the name for this thing True story a Kata is a Super gross bug and I have no idea why in the world they would choose that to brand their phone with I give Apple a hard time about a lot of things but at least they don't name their phone parts. After bugs the rubber portion has little air pockets in it to allow the flexing between the hinge segments The rubber wrinkles sit over there Voids in the hinge kinda like when grandma pulls your cheek that's all kinds of Squishy The top left quadrant has more metal along with the charging port and a Sim card tray really nice of Royal to include a nasty card slot adding movies and media to the large screen will be Super easy The top of the phone has more metal in a few plastic and 10 alliance Honestly, the more I see the more I like they're really Super fun phone checking the back panels where we normally see glass This flexi boy has large plastic rectangles The phone is heavy enough that initially I thought the panels are made of glass but it is not my razor blades making short work of the surface which is actually really good news for us because now I get to tell you more about this vial little sacada book that Royal is so proudly naming their phone after no, I don't care about most bugs. They don't bother me. I don't bother them but Catas are in a realm all of their own These cousins of crickets warm out of the ground every 13 years then they shed their crunchy potato chips skin like a snake grow wings on either side of their body and then saga is making incredibly loud incessant noise by vibrating membranes on the raffle That's more annoying than any sound I've ever made then the go lay their eggs and tree branches which kills the branch making it fall to the ground where the baby bugs can crawl out into the ground and wait for another 13 years before they can pop out and start the whole process all over again This is a true story The wings are slightly separated from one another like the folds of this phone so I can kinda see why they're named after each other but still grows the bugs should be burned nailed that transition The seven point eight inch 1920 by 1440 flexible display lasted about five seconds under the heat from my flame The screen is so thin There's no insulating layer over the pixels to absorb the heat like we see on glass phones deflame directly burns the pixels literally destroying them to the point of no return in five seconds makes me wonder if impacts or pressure points might do the same individual pixels especially since if the folded phone accidentally drops no matter how it falls, it's gonna hit Screen area It will be interesting to see how this phone progresses into the wild as more people own it Now, it's time for the bin test When bending from the front we got a nice uniform full along the Center of the device with a satisfying click at the end as the magnets lash together the screen still rotates to face. Whatever side is active at the moment opening the phone up, we see no permanent kinks were cracks in the frame thankfully or this would be pretty awkward since that's the way the phones supposed to bend Alright, here's a few more times. Now you know just from the front because I'm kinda legit nervous and I feel pretty bad about what might happen next I think curious if a tight pants It might be able to collapse or crush the folded phone since it has the large gap in the frame It's kinda just asking for trouble with the full palm grip and 100 percent effort trying to crush the phone single-handedly Nothing happens the hinges intact and the phone is still totally operational The hardware is going to be uncrustable by the pocket of your skinny jeans My fingers do not hurt the pixels either so I'm glad for that but what happens if the phone is laid flat and grandma sits on it well to be honest, it actually flex is quite a bit in the wrong direction with no damage Going from the flat 180 degrees all the way to a 270 degree three quarter circle before the hinge finally Snapped in half breaking at two points but the phone itself is still turned on and functional even after bending in the complete opposite and wrong direction the flex by swings both ways even with that cracking the hinges still full shot normally and then bending back out the wrong direction again we can see how paper thin the display really is Royal is currently putting the same display technology on T shirts and hats for about $900 each I do think we gotta be honest here for a second This thing is lasting a lot longer than we all thought it would look how tight this full Its flexible screen technology is pretty amazing I can literally been this flex by anyway, I want and it's still functioning My mind is blown I don't even really know what to do with myself right now This thing survived longer than the ipad pro thumbs up for that Royal might have just single-handedly made my bin test irrelevant with this invincible foldable display well until this happened anyway one wrong fold at an angle pinch the screen in a way that finally cracked it right down the Center Display can be folded along one plane which makes sense the structure of the phone hinge got demolished in the first bend so there wasn't anything there to support the screen from behind the large, gentle curve of that hinge made each folding movement easier on the screen Even though we've seen this Blake and handle much tighter creases having that gentle fold, I'm sure preserves longevity that one long crack along the Center finally did kill the touch sensitivity of the phone as well but either way the Royal flex by put up a really good fight and I'm downright impressed Huge fan of this new flexible innovation even now in the beginning stages where it's not totally useful I think that with normal use, the flex pie will probably last for quite a while it almost even one this round and even though the phone ended up dead I think we should have a moment of silence for the world's first foldable phone Do you see yourself using a foldable phone in the future Also should we perform an autopsy on the flex by to see the insights Let me know down in the comments hit that subscribe button. 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