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Royole offers first 2019 batch of FlexPais for pre-order in China

The Royole FlexPai's latest online presale was completed recently in China. (Source: PCMag.com)
The Royole FlexPai's latest online presale was completed recently in China. (Source: PCMag.com)
The Royole FlexPai had been available in China in December 2018, but only in pre-order form. No new units have been offered in subsequent events - until now. The company had reportedly put the flexible phone back on the retail site Tmall in April 2019.

Samsung should have released its first foldable device, the Galaxy Fold, by now. However, this event (which had been scheduled for April 26, 2019) has been postponed after several reviewers highlighted serious issues with their units. This unexpected set-back has affected the Galaxy Fold release events in several countries, China included. Royole has taken the initiative by making sure at least some units of its own first foldable, the FlexPai, were available for sale in this market.

To date, this company has held only 1 pre-sale event for its ground-breaking flexible phone, in December. However, it has recently put together another, reportedly conducted via the online seller Tmall. MyDrivers has reported that Royole announced that all units of the FlexPai offered during this release were gone by yesterday (April 28, 2019).

Tmall will be selling this device again soon, however: it will reportedly start stocking the FlexPai on May 9, 2019 at 10.00am. On that date, it will offer 6GB RAM/128GB internal storage variants of this foldable phone at 8999 yuan (or US$1337).

Alternatively, there will be 8GB RAM SKUs with either 256GB or 512GB of internal storage at 9998 ($1486) or 12999 ($1932) yuan respectively. For contrast, the single 12GB/512GB variant of the Samsung Galaxy Fold will be sold at $1980.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-04-29 (Update: 2019-04-29)