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The flip phone has made a comeback.

Royole Corporation, a 6-year-old startup, has become the first company to commercially release a smartphone with a foldable screen. Their product, the FlexPai, launched on October 31, besting Samsung, which is still teasing a release of their own foldable phone.

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Cassidy McDonald

Cassidy McDonald is a Beijing-based multimedia journalist who covers technology's effect on Chinese society. She tweets at @CMcD123.