The image above is of an older foldable Oppo prototype, and the first consumer-released Oppo foldable model might look like it. Foldable is still a fairly new category, and the undisputed king of this category is Samsung. Other smartphone makers have yet to step into the ring to challenge Sammy, and some have come out, like TCL.
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But Oppo appears to be rising to the challenge with rumors that its first foldable will arrive next month. While this is exciting for the market, it remains to be seen how well Oppo will fare. The company does not sell its devices in North America, and even if you import them, they are not always compatible with all carrier frequencies in North America. Here is what GSMArena reported on this potential new foldable:
In fact, according to the latest rumor from China, we should expect the foldable to be announced in November. It would reportedly have an 8-inch foldable internal display with a 120Hz refresh rate and LTPO technology, which likely means it will be made by Samsung. The phone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, which is an odd move given the timing – the 888’s successor is expected to be unveiled in December, with one or two phones for the Chinese market running it already being formalized. by the end of this year.
If this device actually hits the market, it will likely be mostly in China, India, and maybe some countries in the European Union. It’s unclear what the new foldable Oppo will cost, but rumors say it won’t come cheap. Samsung struggled to bring the price of the Z Fold3 down and had to make some sacrifices to get the Z Flip3 to be priced under $ 1,000.
For now, Samsung is truly the only smartphone maker to play the foldable game, but we’re excited to see other players step up, even though their products aren’t available to us.
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Last updated on October 23, 2021.