When talking about foldable phones, consumers immediately think of the like of Huawei, Motorola, and Samsung. So far, among the bunch, the upcoming Razr is clearly making the headlines as the demand continues to grow. In fact, the Lenovo-owned company is unable to keep up with pre-orders and already delayed its launch. Not a lot of people know this, but Royole was the first manufacturer to offer a handset with flexible display technology. Now, at CES 2020, it’s offering an audio device with a wraparound touchscreen – the Mirage Smart Speaker.
Those of you who were expecting a low-cost, entry-level product with an unattractive design will not find it here. Instead what you’re looking at is cutting-edge tech with beautiful craftsmanship. It will certainly appeal to consumers who are in the market for a modern wireless speaker. Thanks to its cylindrical shape, the Mirage Smart Speaker is capable of delivering 30W 360-degree sound.
From the front, it looks like the tube-like module is floating between two concentric rings on the top and bottom. However, the rear assembly actually holds everything in place with a seamless form factor. Obviously, the star of the show is the vivid wraparound AMOLED display that measures approximately 7.8 inches.
Royole is listing the resolution at 1920 x 1440, which should deliver outstanding visuals. Controlling the action is a Qualcomm APQ8053 silicon onboard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity support. The engineers are pairing it with a 2 GB LPDDR3 RAM along with 16 GB of internal storage. The Mirage Smart Speaker uses two far-field microphones for superior voice recognition. Touch controls are available on the top panel or you can just directly use the touchscreen. Finally, it is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant.Check it out here
Images courtesy of Royole