OPPO's foldable phone shown off in official patent renders

Sanjeev Dulal 23 Jul, 2019

3D renders have been produced by OPPO showing its folding phone in a little more detail than we've seen previously. The renders are available to browse through at WIPO's (World Intellectual Property Organization) site, and produced by OPPO itself. These monochrome 3D renders show a device which features a concertinaed hinge that allows the phone to fold outwards. 

Design renders reveal outward folding phone

Pop-up "telescopic" camera on the top edge

Slim bezel all the way around the display

What makes this model a little unique however is the amount of bezel around the large display. There's surprisingly little of it in the 3D images, making a display that's much more immersive when opened, and more useful when folded. 

Oppo Foldable Phone 1

This phone also has its primary - what looks like the dual-camera system hidden away in a pop-up mechanism. A solution like this for hiding the camera is fair - As for its foldable device, OPPO has been careful not to announce anything too officially so far. Because it's not ready to do so. 

Right after its own press event at Mobile World Congress earlier in 2019, OPPO's president showed off the foldable phone the company has been working on.

Oppo Foldable Phone 2

This early pre-production prototype folded outward, meaning the screen is exposed constantly, and not hidden inside. Still, the president and the company's message has been "it's not ready" We're sure we'll hear more about OPPO's attempt at a folding phone over the coming months. 

  • Source: WIPO

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