Oppo has for more than two years now been reportedly working on its first foldable smartphone. Earlier this year, reports emerged that the company would introduce its very first foldable smartphone later this year in 2021. Now, reports are out again suggesting that the launch will finally happen in the next month. Now, it seems that the device will finally launch in November, or at least, before the end of 2021.
The new report comes straight from China which is allegedly the first place where Oppo will disclose its new foldable smartphone. According to the rumors and leaks, the company will adopt a similar design to the Galaxy Z Fold series.
The Oppo Fold or Oppo X Fold (tentative) will sport an 8-inch foldable internal display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and an LTPO technology. Early reports were suggesting a panel from BOE. However, the new leaks suggest it’s a Samsung display. There are also rumors of an Oppo Foldable phone with a clamshell-like build, but we assume it’s coming in 2022.
Under the hood, the new foldable smartphone will carry the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. The Oppo foldable is reported to have a 50 MP main rear camera with Sony’s IMX766 sensor and a 32 MP selfie snapper, as well as a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
As for pricing, the leakster behind recent rumor also said that Oppo’s foldable won’t come cheap, which isn’t very surprising. We should further add that so far there’s been no mention of whether this device will be made available globally. It’s safe to assume it will be offered in the Chinese market, but we’ll have to wait and see if it stays relegated to that market like Xiaomi’s Mix 4, or if it will get a wider release.