The First Bendable Phone Is an Exciting Piece of Junk | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


The First Bendable Phone Is an Exciting Piece of Junk

Without even considering its general specs—which aren’t really notable aside from its 7.8-inch flexible AMOLED display—the Flexpai has a lot of issues. Even when its screen is fully open, the Flexpai is never truly flat. Its screen often has a bump or a slight ripple in it, a likely side effect of multiple bending sessions. Meanwhile, actually closing and opening its display is a constant struggle. And on a couple occasions, just bending that display caused the Flexpai to randomly turn off.

When it’s closed, the Flexpai is thick as hell. It reminds me of the gap you get on a Surface Book, except somehow it seems like the Flexpai has proportionally even more wasted space behind the hinge. The Flexpai’s stiff hinge is also covered in what feels like the same latex used to make cheap accordions, and on one of the units I saw, it looked like it was already dried out and starting to crack.

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