Royole showcases its Flexible+ platform at CES 2019
The Royole Corporation (Fremont, California), a leading innovator and manufacturer of next-generation human-machine interface technologies and products, including advanced flexible displays, flexible sensors, and smart devices, showcased its full line of industry-leading fully flexible display and flexible sensor technologies at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. These advanced technologies are part of the company's Flexible+ platform, and are reported to be ideal for numerous applications in a variety of product categories, including consumer electronics, sports & fashion, office & education, smart home, and robotics.
In addition to highlighting these categories, the company has demonstrated, for the first time at CES, its groundbreaking fully flexible displays. The live demos underlined the virtually limitless possibilities for flexible electronics technologies, including a look at the world's first commercial smartphone with a flexible display, FlexPai,a first-of-its-kind flexible display integration with high-definition fashion wearables – including a top hat and shirt, and its RoWrite Smart Writing Pad, designed to accurately create, capture, store, and share all manner of real-time, conventionally written material on standard paper for digital application.
“Royole's Flexible+ technologies have squarely put us in a leadership position in today's ever-evolving consumer technology industry,” stated Royole's senior director of marketing, Michael Williams. “We are currently working with over 220 business partners worldwide to implement flexible displays and sensors in a variety of products that will reshape the world of consumer technologies. The total number of improved consumer experiences is restricted only by our imaginations, and that is the very essence of the Royole Flexible+ platform.”
Royole officially launched the world's first commercial foldable smartphone with a flexible display, FlexPai, a combination of smartphone and tablet on 31 October 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 Wing fully flexible displays. The device can be bent freely from 0 to 180 degrees and supports more than 200 000 bends. Moreover, FlexPai 's screen cannot be cracked or easily scratched, ending the era of broken smartphone screens. 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 8-series flagship SoC, integrating their 7nm 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. Fast-charging is powered by the company's own Ro-Charge technology, which delivers a speed increase of 40%.
Royole has also developed and mass produced flexible sensor technology that delivers high-precision, linearity, and sensitivity. The company is well known for its ability to provide customers with diverse products and solutions, fast turnaround time, short production cycles, large-volume production capabilities, and low costs. Royole sensors are fully compatible with flexible and traditional applications and deliver a bending radius of just 1~3mm that is operational even after 200 000 bends.
Caption: Royole’s FlexPai foldable smartphone (photo: Royole)