Oppo Foldable Smartphone Tipped to Feature Inward-Folding Design, 50-Megapixel Triple Camera Setup

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Oppo’s foldable smartphone, which has reportedly been in the works for some time, could feature an inward-folding display resembling the popular foldable smartphones from Samsung and Huawei, according to new details shared by a tipster. The smartphone is also expected to feature an 8-inch LTPO display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a curved cover screen with a 60Hz refresh rate, along with a 50-megapixel triple camera setup and a 32-megapixel selfie camera. The phone is expected to ship with a Snapdragon 888 SoC under the hood.

The company’s first foldable smartphone could sport an inward-facing design, resembling popular foldable handsets like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Huawei Mate X2, according to two separate posts on Weibo by tipster Digital Chat Station first spotted by Sparrow News. The tipster mentions the name Oppo Find N 5G, but the company is yet to officially reveal any information regarding this smartphone.

Oppo’s foldable smartphone is tipped to sport a “7.8-inch to 8-inch” LTPO display with a refresh rate of 120Hz, according to previous leaks. However, there is no mention of the resolution of the display. The tipster says that the cover screen will feature a slightly curved design, and support a refresh rate of 60Hz. The smartphone is also said to feature a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

The company’s rumoured smartphone could feature a Snapdragon 888 SoC under the hood, running on ColorOS based on Android 11. On the camera front, the tipster says that the smartphone will feature a triple camera setup featuring a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 primary sensor, a 16-megapixel IMX481 sensor, and a 13-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL SK3M5 sensor. The tipster says the smartphone will feature a camera module that resembles the company’s Reno 6 smartphone series.

Both the folding screen and the cover might feature punch-hole cutouts for cameras, according to the report, which also states that the phone will feature a 32-megapixel selfie shooter. Oppo has not yet revealed plans for a foldable smartphone, but an older report suggests the company might be working on two foldable phones.

The company showcased a foldable smartphone in 2019, but it had an outward-folding design similar to the Huawei Mate X and unlike the inward-folding design of the Huawei Mate X2. The report also states that units are reportedly moving through internal channels to stores for employee training, hinting that the phone could be close to release, but Oppo is yet to reveal any details about the smartphone.

Are the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 still made for enthusiasts — or are they good enough for everyone? We discussed this on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts.

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As a writer on technology with Gadgets 360, David Delima is interested in open-source technology, cybersecurity, consumer privacy, and loves to read and write about how the Internet works. David can be contacted via email at DavidD@ndtv.com, as well as on Twitter at @DxDavey. 


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