NEW DELHI: Last year an online report revealed that Vivo, Oppo, Xiaomi and Google will be launching their foldable smartphones this year. Recently, smartphone maker Xiaomi unveiled its foldable smartphone — Mi Mix Fold. Now, Oppo and Vivo are also gearing up for the launch of their foldable smartphones.
A tipster on Weibo claims that Oppo is working on two foldable smartphones. Both smartphones are said to come with an inward-folding design. The tipster also claims that Vivo is also working on a foldable smartphone with the same design.
As mentioned above, Oppo is said to be working on two foldable smartphones one with an 8-inch display and the other with a 7-inch display. The foldable smartphone with a 7-inch display reached the mass production stage in January this year. It will also be the first foldable smartphone from Oppo to launch in the market. On the other hand, the 8-inch foldable smartphone is expected to launch later this year.
Apart from Oppo, Vivo is also said to be developing a foldable smartphone. The tipster revealed that Vivo is working on an 8-inch foldable smartphone which is said to offer a 6.5-inch secondary display. The smartphone is expected to offer a high refresh rate and come with an impressive hinge design.
Apart from a foldable smartphone, Oppo is also said to be working on a portless and button-free smartphone. The prototype of the smartphone reveals that the smartphone will feature an under-display selfie camera and electrochromic tech.
Another interesting feature of this prototype smartphone is that it will support both wired and wireless charging.