- The OPPO foldable phone will reportedly launch in Q2
- It will be a foldable phone and not OPPO X 2021 rollable concept device that was shown off in 2020
- OPPO will look to take on Huawei and Samsung foldables with its next-gen smartphone
OPPO will be launching a foldable phone sometime in Q2 2021, i.e. sometime between April and June this year, according to a noted leakster Digital Chat Station. To be clear, it will be a foldable, and not a rollable concept device like the OPPO X 2021 that was showcased last year. Unfortunately, the leak doesn’t reveal much about the hardware specifications or the design of the OPPO foldable at the moment, but the company will look to take on Huawei and Samsung foldables in its home soil, China. Besides OPPO, Google, Xiaomi, Vivo and Google are rumours to bring out their foldable phones later this year.
Separately, OPPO Find X3 Pro, Find X3 Neo and X3 Lite were launched globally at an event yesterday. The Find X3 Pro is the flagship offerings, while the Find X3 Neo and Find X3 Lite are mid-range phones. All the models come with 5G connectivity, punch-hole design for the selfie camera and OLED display. The OPPO Find X3 Pro sports a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a hole-punch cutout, QHD+ (3216×1440) resolution, and 5Hz-120Hz adaptive refresh rate. It has a 10-bit Full-path Colour Management system that is claimed to deliver true-to-life colours. It is powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC coupled with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. The phone is likely to boot Android 11-based ColorOS 11 custom skin and a 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast-charging support. The quad-camera at the back will consist of two 50MP Sony IMX766 cameras, a 13MP telephoto camera, and a 3MP macro lens. There is a 32MP selfie camera on the front.
The OPPO Find X3 Neo sports a 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 2,400 × 1,080 pixels resolution. It is powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC paired with 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. Moving to cameras, the Find X3 Neo has quad-cameras at the back with a 50MP primary sensor, a 16MP wide-angle lens, a 13MP telephoto lens and a 2MP macro lens. It has a 32MP snapper for selfies and video chats. A 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast charging support fuels the phone.
Lastly, the OPPO Find X3 Lite sports a 6.44-inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate and be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G processor. The phone packs 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. It runs on Android 11-based ColorOS 11.1 custom skin out of the box and has a 4,300mAh battery with 65W fast-charging support. The phone gets a 6.4-inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The phone has quad-cameras at the back with a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP wide-angle lens, and a couple of 2MP cameras for macro and mono photos. It has a 32MP selfie camera on the front. All three models have an in-display fingerprint sensor for security.