Build your own folding phone with Royole’s DIY flexible display kit, it is an open-source kit that allows anyone to build folding phones with flexible displays.
Royole is a front runner when it comes to building flexible smartphones – FlexPai even before Samsung. RoKit, a product of Royole, now aims to offer a fully flexible display (FFD). The product will allow creatives and designers to build their own products with it.
Royole product demonstration of the product has been impressive. It is a baton-shaped device rolled up on the inside with a massive camera facing outwards.
It looks somewhat like an unscrolling parchment while the display rolls outwards. One cannot term it as a truly folding phone, it is more of a rolling phone we would say.
The best part about Royole is their kit allows you to prototype something absolutely absurd, something even Apple, Google, Samsung, or Microsoft is too scared to make!
The RoKit loaded with everything you need to bring your unique tech idea to life comes in an impressive aluminum briefcase. Royole’s 3rd Generation Cicada Wing 7.8-inch fully flexible touch-sensitive display is housed in the upper part of the briefcase. The lower half of the briefcase comes with a development motherboard running Android 10, an HDMI adapter. This allows you to connect your flexible display to an existing computer like a Raspberry Pi, smartphone, laptop, or any other gadget. You also get a bunch of power cables for good measure.
According to Royole Founder and CEO, Dr. Bill Liu, “invite every industry to imagine and design with flexibility in mind, unfolding new possibilities for creators and accelerating the development of flexible solutions in all walks of life.”
RoKit is the world’s first open platform flexible electronics development kit that allows other creators to do exactly what Royole did with the FlexPai in 2018 i.e. create unique electronic products never seen before.
RoKit is priced at $959, it is certainly not cheap but it can help you build something affordable, and being able to test and the prototype is a good opportunity to develop and mass-produce flexible displays. The product is currently available online on the Royole website in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, and China.