Royole’s FlexPai, the World’s First Foldable Smartphone with a Fully Flexible Display, and Scrolling Keyboard Recognised as Winners
Fremont, CA, April 8, 2019 – Royole Corporation, a leading innovator and manufacturer of next-generation human-machine interface technologies and products, including advanced flexible displays, flexible sensors, and smart devices, announced that it is the recipient of two prestigious 2019 Red Dot Product Design Awards for its FlexPai foldable smartphone and Scrolling Keyboard. Red Dot is one of the world’s largest design competitions, testing more than 5,500 product entries from 54 different countries each year.
“We are very honored to have not one, but two products recognised in the 2019 Red Dot Awards,” commented Dr. Bill Liu, Royole founder and CEO. “Both the FlexPai and the Scrolling Keyboard are great examples of how our flexible electronics can improve the way people interact with their world, and it is very gratifying to be recognised for our teams’ hard work.”
FlexPai Foldable Smartphone
Royole officially 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. Disrupting consumers' traditional concept of a smartphone, 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 independently developed and mass produced 2nd generation Cicada WingTM fully flexible displays, which support more than 200,000 bends. The device can be bent freely from 0 to 180 degrees. 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; automatically adjusts screen sizes; and provides enjoyable video-watching and gaming experiences.
FlexPai uses Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 855 flagship SoC, integrating their 7 nm process SoC, the most 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.
Featuring Royole’s independently developed and mass produced flexible sensor technology, the Scrolling Keyboard is thin, portable, transparent and easy to move from location to location wherever you need to input content to your devices. With the tap of a button, the keyboard will scroll up into the Bluetooth enabled device. The device supports iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac systems, and is ideal for travelers.
About Red Dot Award: Product Design
In order to appraise the wide scope of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award is broken down into the three distinct disciplines: the Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. With more than 18,000 submissions, the Red Dot Award is one of the largest design competitions in the world. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. The name and brand of the award were developed in the 1990s by Red Dot CEO, Professor Dr. Peter Zec. Since then, the sought-after Red Dot is the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. The winners are presented in yearbooks, museums and online. Further information: www.red-dot.org.
About Royole Corporation
Founded by Stanford engineering graduates in 2012, Royole’s mission is to improve the way people interact with and perceive their world. The company creates and manufactures next-generation human-machine interface technologies and products including advanced flexible displays, flexible sensors, and smart devices. Technology milestones include the world's thinnest full-color AMOLED flexible displays and flexible sensors (2014), the world's first foldable 3D mobile theater (2015), the world's first curved car dashboard based on flexible electronics (2016), the first smart writing pad, RoWrite, based on flexible sensors (2017), the volume production of Royole's quasi-G6 mass production campus for fully flexible displays (2018), and the world’s first commercial foldable smartphone with a fully flexible display, FlexPai (2018).
Royole has received numerous global awards for its technological innovations and fast growth. Holding over 2500 IPs, it provides IP licenses, services, mass production, and solutions for flexible electronics applications with its novel “Flexible+” platform. Royole, backed by leaders in global finance, has begun producing fully flexible displays in volume from its 4.5-million-square-feet quasi-G6 mass production campus in Shenzhen, China with a total investment of $1.7B. Royole has offices in Fremont, CA, Breda, The Netherlands, London, England, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen, China. For more information, please visit: www.royole.com.