2017 was the first year to see notches on smartphones, and in just about a year or so, almost every other smartphone company picked up on the notch design idea. Starting from a normal, rounded rectangular notch to water drop notches, to no notches, even.
Oppo’s Find X was one such phone without a notch. It used a motorized mechanism to automatically slide out a front and back camera set up when the camera app is launched. Oppo is known venture into technological advancements, as it seems obvious from the slider phone, and not to mention, the Super VOOC charger. The Super VOOC charger is the worlds fastest smartphone charger which takes just about 35 minutes to charge up to 100%.
Before we knew it, smartphone giants were eager enough to launch foldable phones, stealing the thunder away from water drop notches, and even the motorized camera slider. Rouyu theology was the first announce a foldable smartphone, although, Samsung did release a teaser video all the way back in 2014 which showed off a foldable phone for the first time ever in history.
But unexpectedly, Samsung wasn’t the first to release a foldable phone and neither was Oppo.
Oppo Entering The Market
In fact Oppo has just announced that it will show its first ever foldable phone at the Mobile World Congress 2019. This information was confirmed by Oppo’s Product Manager Chuck Wang. Chuck Wang also said that Oppo will come up with a 5G phone in 2020.
The next few months to come are going to be really exciting for the smartphone industry. There’s a lot lined up, starting with almost every other smartphone giant releasing a foldable phone, phones with circular cutouts (holes, so to say), and what not. Huawei has already announced that it will be releasing a pone with a hole for the front camera in the next couple of weeks.