The OPPO Find N launched last year with a form factor not common to foldable. Now the company is ready to launch two new foldable devices. One is a clamshell foldable and a book folding mechanism similar to the Find N.
The coming clamshell folding device from OPPO will be similar to the Galaxy Z Flip 3. It has the codename Dragonfly, although this might not be the name the device will launch with. The coming book folding device will carry on from where the Find N left off.
Certainly, there will be upgrades in the performance and design of the coming book folding device. Whether the company will stick to the form factor of their previous foldable or change isn’t certain. Specifications of this device as well are still a mystery, and we’d have to wait for leaks or actual statements from the company.
The said clamshell folding device will be the first attempt of OPPO at such a form factor. Reports have it that the company is working to reduce the thickness of this device. Certainly, this reduction will be in comparison with what is currently available in the foldable smartphone market. To achieve such a size reduction, the folding hinge will need some work.
We’d wait to see the outcome of these foldable devices and how they’d perform. As we know, Motorola is gearing up to launch its clamshell folding device. The same is true of Samsung and Huawei, although available reports on the latter point to a book folding device. There will be an increase in competition within the foldable smartphone industry.