The Oppo flip phone already has a foldable companion on the market. The Find N is one of the best foldables of the year, but it is only available in China. Now, there are rumours that the company might be working on a clamshell design that would not only add a flip-style device to the lineup but also make its expensive stablemate more affordable.
Everything we know about the Oppo Flip Phone clamshell smartphone is listed below.
When will the Oppo flip foldable phone be released?
The release date of Oppo’s rumoured new clamshell gadget has not been announced. According to Electronates, Oppo has trademarked the titles Find N Fold and Find N Flip with the EU Intellectual Property Office, suggesting that the devices may be available for purchase outside by the fall of this year.
Oppo’s v.p. of overseas sales, Billy Zhang, also predicted that foldable and flip phones will become increasingly popular in the future and said that the company’s next-generation foldable smartphone would “definitely” be released in Europe.
We can presume that the Find N Fold is a direct successor to the book-style Find N and that the Find N Flip will go up against devices like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, Motorola Razr, and Huawei P50 Pocket, all of which are foldable smartphones.
How much will the Oppo Flip clamshell cost?
Oppo has not announced the price (or even the existence) of the rumoured flip phone, nor has it announced a release date.
Again turning to the rumours, there have been other claims (perhaps all sparked by the first post from Digital Chat Station) that the new device could be around the $1,000 or £800 range. If priced similarly to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, the older Motorola Razr 5G (Western pricing on the 2022 model is still pending), and the Huawei P50 Pocket, it would be a strong contender in the current flip phone market.
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: From $999/£999/€1,099
- Motorola Razr 5G: From $1,399/£1,399/€1499
- Huawei P50 Pocket: From €1,299 ($1,389/£1,100)
What are the Oppo Flip Phone Specs?
Regarding the Oppo Flip’s hardware, we are still very much in the realm of speculation at this point. Although a later release date could indicate a jump to the forthcoming 8 Gen 2 instead, rumours have been circulating that the processor will be the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Qualcomm’s flagship chip in 2022.
Digital Chat Station, a reliable leaker, has revealed some additional specifications. In the first place, he claims the phone will have two OLED screens: a 6.8-inch one on the inside with a resolution of 2520 by 1080, and a 3.26-inch one on the outside. This second feature is intriguing since it suggests a screen that would cover one side of the phone when closed, making it larger than the outside displays on existing flip foldables.
In addition, he speculates that the phone’s battery will be 4300mAh, which is greater than the batteries in most foldables.
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The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is one of our favourite phones period, foldable or not. It is Samsung’s flagship flip phone. The Oppo Flip (if that’s the name) will have its work cut out for it if it wants to become the market leader. We’re curious to see its benefits, and we should know soon.
In numerical terms, these are all strengths over the Galaxy Z Flip 4. Unfortunately, we don’t know anything about the flip phone’s hinge, materials, IP rating (or lack thereof), price, or software that could make the most of its form factor. Few technical specifications have been disclosed so far, and it’s possible that none of them were chosen at random by Oppo. This unknown product may never leave the Chinese market, and it may never be released internationally to rival Samsung’s global presence. Only time can tell.