After so much article about Samsung’s foldable cell phone, and how Huawei was trying to get a leg up on the South Korean giant … Behold it’s Rouyu
And if they think that we are talking about a device that ‘mimics’ the effect, they are mistaken … It really is a phone with a really foldable screen!
However, Rouyu will never be able to produce this smartphone in bulk. If you are curious, in the video below, you can see exactly why this type of smartphone is so expected. In parallel, it also demonstrates that manufacturers will need to use some ingenuity to offer a user experience according to the degree of innovation of the new machines.
In fact, it is very likely that you do not understand what the person is saying in the video … But just seeing the device in operation, is enough to leave a consumer open-mouthed (and maybe the wallet too?
As you can see in the video, it looks like the screen looks too ‘plastic’. Similarly, it’s also very bright, which could be a problem if you plan to use your smartphone on the street.
In short, you get a user interface just like a tablet, which works both horizontally and vertically! However, although it is still a prototype, the user experience seems to be a bit short of expected, with touch and responsiveness too slow, given today’s standards.
Forgetting this, when you fold the device, the screen is on the outside. And so you should be able to switch between the front and back screens quickly and without any problem. (One has a giant margin, where the camera with two lenses meets.)
In fact, the experience turns out to be a little disappointment … The lag is palpable, and the jitters that appear on the screen when switching applications is very visible. Not to mention, apparently, it should be impossible to put this smartphone in the pocket …
After all, it’s basically the big reason for the introduction of folding screens on a smartphone! So as to be able to have a large device, and fold it to fit in the pocket and be used as a normal smartphone on a day to day basis.
In addition to all this, interestingly, the prototype features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 processor!
The successor to the (still) top-of-the-range Snapdragon 845. That should reach the market by the hands of the Galaxy S10 early next year. At bottom, if an ‘unknown’ company like Rouyu Technology is able to create a functional folding device like this … So what will Samsung and Huawei be able to do? The ‘Hype’ is now reaching the highest levels possible.
What do you think about this? Can you imagine using a cell phone of this type? Share with us your opinion in the comments below.