There's no doubt that Samsung's Galaxy Fold 2 is an improvement over its predecessor in every single way. But at almost $2,000, very few people can or are willing to afford it. And that's where something like the Royole Flexpai 2 comes in!
Starting at just a bit under $1,500, this is still nowhere near the level of an affordable tablet or smartphone. However, a $500 difference is also nothing to laugh about. Is it worth it, though? Well, let us find out!
Meet the Royole Flexpai 2
This is the Royole Flexplai 2. Not sure if we can call it a Galaxy Fold competitor, though. Let us know what you think about that in the comments section down below.
When folded, it doesn't feel small enough to be considered a portable smartphone. And when opened, the bezels are not exactly tiny. Definitely not when compared to the pricier Galaxy Fold 2.
Speaking of which, here is Samsung's offering as a solid comparison:
You can see how the bezels are extremely smaller and without that huge piece of plastic that the Royole Flexpai 2 has. And perhaps due to the lack of that part that the Fold 2 feels much smaller when folded – also due to the fact that the Pai 2's display is 0.1 inches bigger. Then again, we're talking about $500 less. So, let's take a look at hardware as well.
According to our sources, it comes with a 1440P. If that's true, this means that we are actually looking at a slightly higher resolution compared to the Galaxy Fold 2. But, at these sizes, chances are you won't see a difference in Pixel density anyway.
Other that, we're looking at a:
- Snapdragon 865
- 8 gigs of RAM with 256 gigs of storage or 12 gigs of RAM with 512 gigabytes of storage
- Quad-camera setup (16MP ulra-wide, 8MP tele with 3x zoom, 64MP main, and a 32MP depth sensor)
- 5G connectivity
- And a 4,450 mAh battery with QC 4.0 support at 18 watts
There is no doubt that Royole is offering something very powerful here. With a Snapdragon 865 and anywhere from 8 to 12 gigs of RAM and half a terabyte of storage, the Royole Flexpai 2 is one of the most powerful devices that are out there right now. And it's also much cheaper than the Galaxy Fold 2.
The thing is that if you are going to spend $1,500 on a device, you probably have $500 more to spare in order to get a high refresh rate display, smaller bezels, and something that's actually portable for its size.
So, is the Royole Pai 2 a worthy competitor? Let us know about your thoughts.
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