OPPO’s foldable smartphone tipped to launch next month, codenamed ‘Peacock’

Another high-end device, codenamed “Butterfly” could also launch somewhere next year from OPPO.

Highlights
  • The upcoming foldable smartphone from OPPO could be powered by the Snapdragon 888 chipset.
  • The device will have a design similar to the likes of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Huawei Mate X2.
  • The upcoming smartphone will feature an LTPO display.

If recent rumors are to be believed, OPPO is gearing up to launch its first-ever foldable smartphone by next month. Previous reports, which surfaced last month hinted that OPPO might launch a new foldable smartphone to rival the hugely popular Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. Now according to a tipster on Weibo (via GizmoChina), the upcoming foldable smartphone from OPPO which is codenamed “Peacock”, should launch next month. The Weibo post further states that another high-end device, codenamed “Butterfly” could also launch somewhere next year.

The report further adds that the upcoming foldable device will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset while the “Butterfly” codenamed smartphone, which should launch early next year could be a Find X4 series smartphone. It should be powered by the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 chipset.

OPPO’s upcoming foldable phone specifications tipped

Previously Digital Chat Station had hinted that the upcoming foldable from OPPO should be about 7.8 inches to 8 inches in screen size,  meaning it will have a bigger screen size than the Galaxy Z Fold3. The smartphone could also have a low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) display.

The device will feature a vertical camera module,  with a Sony IMX766 50MP primary camera. As of now, there’s no confirmation about the other sensors of the camera module that will be available on its back panel. For taking selfies and for video calling, it may have a 32MP on its front side.

Additionally, the smartphone should have a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and will run on ColorOS 12 on top of Android 12. The phone is expected to have a similar inward folding design, like the Galaxy Z Fold3 and the Huawei Mate X2 have. It is further tipped to come with an 8-inch LTPO OLED panel that offers a 120Hz refresh rate. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer is also gearing up to launch the next-generation OPPO Reno7 series of smartphones by next month. While the exact launch date is not yet confirmed, the OPPO foldable phone along with the Reno 7 series of smartphones could go official in the middle of December 2021.

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