It’s safe to say that Samsung pretty much dominates the foldable scene at the moment, but that could change. This is because according to a post on Weibo by Digital Chat Station, a well known leakster, the alleged specs of Oppo’s upcoming foldable phone looks like it could be interesting and powerful enough to challenge Samsung’s position.
According to the report, Oppo’s foldable phone is said to feature a 7.8-inch to 8-inch 2K display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, it will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and will feature a 50MP camera on the back, a 32MP front-facing camera, and will also use a side-mounted fingerprint sensor similar to the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
As for software, the handset is rumored to come with Color OS 12 on top of Android 11, which is a bit disappointing given that Android 12 will soon become the latest Android update.
The post also claims that in terms of size, the phone is said to share similar proportions to the Huawei Mate X2.
On paper the phone sounds good, but there is currently no word on its launch. There have been rumors suggesting a 2022 launch, but by that time a phone with a Snapdragon 888 would literally be last year’s news. It will still be a powerful handset, but we would have preferred something newer.
Either way, it’s still a good thing that Oppo is launching a foldable. Like we said, Samsung pretty much rules the foldables market right now so it would be nice if we were given more options.
Source: Android Authority