OPPO Patents Phone With Flexible Display With Foldability

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“The oppo patents indicates that the device would look something like a regular smartphone device. — Albeit without a bezel on one side –. When in one configuration, but that it could also open up to resemble a compact tablet,” Android Authority reports.

OPPO is said to be one of the manufacturers currently eyeing a foldable product, along with Samsung, LG and Apple. Samsung will be testing the waters with its truly foldable OLED smartphone in its “Galaxy” series with a limited run in South Korea. It is one of the very few smartphone manufacturers hedging their bets on foldable flagships.

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 In November last year, Apple also filed a patent application for a yet-unnamed foldable device that can be “opened and closed like a book”.

Oppo patents shows sketches of the phone

The oppo patents shows sketches of the phone which use single flexible display. The back of the device is where the fold occurs has a different texture from the rest of the body. On one side vertical dual camera setup on opposite cut-out with the same shape camera housing. Camera fit in cut-out on time display is folded.
The front is where the magic happens. When the phone is stretched out, you get a single large display unlike ZTE Axon M where they are a black bar in the middle that is sure to distract you when using the phone in”Extended Mode”.
When folded, the device looks like a phone with a one-sided curved bezels 18:9 FHD+ display.
No other specific information is found about this device.

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