Oppo is reportedly prepping a clamshell foldable
Earlier this year Oppo released the Find N foldable handset with a 7.1-inch internal display and a crease that isn’t as easy to spot as the one on other foldables. The 5.45-inch cover screen has a shorter and wider 18:9 aspect ratio than the taller and thinner 25:9 aspect ratio found on the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s cover screen.
Oppo’s clamshell foldable is expected to be smaller than Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip
One of the smartphone brands under the BBK Electronics corporate umbrella along with OnePlus, Realme, Vivo, and iOOO, Oppo’s strategy is to differentiate its foldables from Sammy’s models by giving them a smaller footprint and a smaller price tag.
While we don’t have any leaked specs for Oppo’s rumored flipper to pass along, we can refresh your memory to remind you that the Galaxy Z Flip 3 opens to reveal a 6.7-inch display with a 1080 x 2636 resolution and features a 120Hz refresh rate. There is a small 1.9-inch external display for notifications, messages, and alerts.
Unlike the Oppo Find N, which turns from a smartphone into a tablet, the clamshell starts out as a pocketable device that flips open to become a large-screened handset. Plus, whenever you end a call with someone you’re not fond of, you can give your phone a satisfying slam that indicates the end of that connection (telephonically and otherwise).