OPPO’s triple-fold smartphone design highlights future of foldable phones

Hamna HumailWeb Editor

14th Dec, 2020. 03:16 pm
OPPO's triple-fold

OPPO is yet to officially launch a commercial foldable smartphone. What the company is working on seems much better and advanced than what other companies are doing in terms of foldable devices.

The Chinese smartphone brand has unveiled a new concept phone which it has developed in collaboration with Japanese design studio, Nendo. The device, which OPPO is referring to as “slide-phone”, features a triple-fold design.

With a triple-fold design, the device can be easily fit into the palm of the hand when it is folded. Sliding up one fold offers a 1.5-inch screen which is good enough for checking notifications, answering phone calls, or access a music player.

Unfolding the phone a second time opens up a 3.15-inch display, which the company claims is good enough for taking photos and for casual gaming. When fully unfolded, the phone has a 7-inch screen with narrow bezels. However, the form factor is unusually long but could be good for multitasking, especially in landscape orientation.

OPPO also offers a stylus which can be tucked away into the phone’s body. There are three camera sensors on the phone’s outer shell along with an LED flash.

The design of this new OPPO “slide phone” concept seems quite impressive but the fact is that we won’t be able to get hands on such a device anytime soon. While the company has not confirmed this, the device is still a few years away from making its commercial debut.

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