NEW DELHI: Rumours are rife that this year may see a lot of foldable smartphones as companies like Oppo, Xiaomi, Google and Vivo will enter the segment.
A new Weibo post reveals that Oppo is expected to unveil its first foldable smartphone in Q2. So, it is possible that the company might launch its first foldable smartphone in June.
Rumours also suggest that the company will not launch its rollable smartphone which it showcased last year. Instead it will launch a new foldable smartphone.
Oppo is said to launch a foldable smartphone with a clamshell design just like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. The smartphone is said to come with a 7.7-inch main display and a 2-inch external screen.
To recall, Oppo showcased an out folding 7.7-inch foldable smartphone last year. The company used foldable panels from Samsung Display, BOE and Visionox.
Last month an online report by The Elec revealed that Samsung Display is working on developing foldable OLED panels for Google, Xiaomi and Oppo.
Recently, Oppo expanded its X series of smartphones with the launch of Oppo Find X3 Pro 5G smartphone. The smartphone is priced at EUR 1,149 (approximately Rs 99,834).
The Oppo Find X3 Pro 5G is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform paired with 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage.
The handset features a 6.7-inch QHD+ display with 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone houses a 4500mAh battery with 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 fast charging support. The company claims to charge the smartphone to 40% in 10 minutes.