Oppo wants to fight Galaxy Z Flip 4 with its own foldable flip phone

Last updated: October 20, 2022 at 18:44 UTC+02:00

Samsung is getting ready to launch its W23 foldable phones in China tomorrow. And as if to steal the thunder from the company, information about a new foldable flip phone from Oppo has just surfaced via Chinese social media platform Weibo. Chance? Perhaps, but it’s not surprising to consider the possibility that Oppo has leaked these new bits of information in an attempt to put a damper on the Galaxy Z Flip 4 (W23 variant).

Although Oppo entered the foldable phone market with the Find N last year, the company has never released a foldable phone that can compete with the Galaxy Z Flip, Motorola Razr and other similar devices. However, according to a new leak, Oppo is working on its first foldable flip phone. And the only bits of information that have surfaced so far seem to put a brighter spotlight on this mysterious device — at least when compared to the Galaxy Z Flip 4.

Trying to compete with the best of Samsung by pure numbers

According to the recent leak, the Oppo flip phone has a 6.8-inch foldable OLED display with a 2520 x 1080 resolution (presumably supplied by Samsung Display, if history is any indication) and a 3.26-inch OLED cover display. .

The phone should also feature a 50MP Sony IMX766 wide camera, a 32MP IMX709 ultra-wide sensor and a third, 8MP IMX355 shooter. The foldable Oppo flip phone is said to have a 4,300mAh battery, which is ~600mAh larger than the Z Flip 4’s battery.

These are all superior specs for the Galaxy Z Flip 4, at least in terms of numbers. However, there is no information about the hinge design, choice of materials, IP rating (or lack thereof), pricing or software features that could maximize the flip phone’s potential. The only details that have been leaked are some rough hardware specs, and we may never know if the information was handpicked by Oppo itself. Either way, this mysterious device could remain a China exclusive and may not see a global release to compete with Samsung globally. Time will tell.

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