Rumors around an Oppo foldable phone have been swirling for months now, and although its existence has been confirmed – with a launch slated for December 15 – we don’t really have a clue what the phone will look like. device … until now.
A consistently reliable prognosticator @evleaks has posted a bunch of high quality photos of the phone, so if you want to get a taste of its aesthetics. Considering the source and content of these images, we would say they are likely to be the real deal.
What we appear to have here is a phone that opens and closes like a book, reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. We can see three main camera lenses on the back of the handset, and what looks like cameras. punched selfie on both the larger internal screen and the smaller, external one.
Six prototypes later
There appear to be five colors in total in these images: black, white, gray, pale green, and lavender. You’ll also notice a USB-C port on the bottom of the phone and hinge text that says âDesigned For Findâ – so do whatever you want with it.
What we do know from the official Oppo blog is that the Find N has gone through six generations of prototypes – something that Oppo has been working on for some time. At the moment, we don’t have a lot of information on the actual specs of the smartphone.
If you want even more Oppo Find N content, check out the teaser video Oppo posted online a few days ago: It’s not very long, but it does give us a glimpse into the design of the phone and how its folding mechanism actually works.
Analysis: Phone makers want foldables to be the future of smartphones
Clearly there is a major push from phone makers to mainstream foldables. In the Oppo Find N launch blog post, product manager Pete Lau says these devices are “the future of smartphones” after years of stagnation in the design of these handsets.
âAt a time when everyone has a phone with similar setups, the smartphone experience has stopped,â Lau writes. âIf we can find a way to break the bottleneck of smartphone screens, we could once again revolutionize efficiency and interactivity. “
There’s no doubt that foldables are an exciting new direction for smartphones, offering everything phones currently offer with a tablet-sized screen for certain tasks when fully opened (there’s also the clamshell design, which gives users something a little different).
Right now, we both have two hurdles in our pockets: reliability and price. Once manufacturers are able to make foldable phones tough enough to last for years and at a price that everyone can afford, sales should start to skyrocket.