Next Month, Oppo will release its first foldable phone.
The rumour mill has been buzzing about Oppo's first foldable phone recently. It was supposed to come out this year, but there was never a firm release date.
According to the latest speculation, Oppo's first foldable phone could be released as soon as next month, according to a Chinese source. On top of a Samsung LTPO panel, it is believed to sport an 8-inch primary display with a 120Hz refresh rate. This means the screen will support a variable refresh rate to preserve battery life.
The Snapdragon 888 will power the device, which is odd given the proximity of Qualcomm's next flagship chipset. As soon as the Snapdragon 898 is launched, certain Chinese manufacturers, notably Xiaomi, are likely to release their first handsets powered by it.
The Xiaomi 12, like last year's Mi 11 with Snapdragon 888, is slated to be the first phone to use the new technology.
The Oppo foldable, according to the tipster, will not be cheap, which is unsurprising for a foldable phone. There's no mention of a global release, so it's possible that, like the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold, it'll remain restricted to its local market.
According to previous speculations, it will sport a 50 MP Sony IMX766 primary sensor, a 32MP front camera, and a fingerprint sensor on the side.