Oppo's clamshell foldable smartphone is coming soon with affordable price

Vlad, 03 May 2022

Oppo launched its first foldable smartphone, the Find N, back in December, but obviously the company is already working on some other upcoming devices to join its foldables portfolio. And the next one is rumored to be a vertical, clamshell 'flip phone' style foldable, like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 or the Huawei P50 Pocket.

Unlike those, however, the Oppo is said to be more affordable - and that makes sense since the Find N was cheaper than its competitors too when it launched in the Chinese market. The 'flip' Oppo will apparently go for around CNY 5,000, according to a rumor out of China, and that currently translates into approximately $756 or €718. To put this in context, the P50 Pocket starts at CNY 8,988 in China ($1,360 or €1,292), while the Galaxy Z Flip3 can be had for CNY 7,399 ($1,119 or €1,063).

Oppo Find N Oppo Find N

We're happy that Oppo seems intent on playing the price card when it comes to foldables, but it's also rather weird to see, since its pricing strategy for the rest of its devices has always been the exact opposite. Anyway, the Oppo 'flip phone' is allegedly going to sport the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ SoC, which means it can launch this summer at the earliest. We'll keep you posted.

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No is not. Maybe they had no foldable screen but durability was far better. First and last foldable touchphone with great durability was Kyocera Echo back in 2011. Since then all Samsung, Flexpai, Huawei, Xiaomi, even upcomming apple product wil...

  • B52
  • 11 May 2022
  • gLC

I did not say that foldables are good nor would I buy any of them... I just said that your comparison with old phones are absolutely irrelevant

And yet it scratches by nail. Great idea genius no make something with zero durability. Old phones had plastic or plexiglass screen and was far more durability. Next time what. They use bohemian glass or chinese porcelain??? Foldable sc...

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