Oppo’s clamshell foldable smartphone is on the way with an affordable price

Oppo’s clamshell foldable smartphone is on the way with an affordable price

Oppo launched its first foldable smartphone, the Find N, back in December, but obviously the company is already working on some other upcoming device that will jone the foldable portfolio. The next one is rumored to be a vertical clamshell ‘flip phone’ style foldable, like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 or the Huawei P50 Pocket.

The offering from Oppo is said to be more affordable – that perfectly makes sense since the Find N was cheaper than its rivals when it launched in China. The ‘flip’ Oppo will apparently carry a price tag of around CNY 5,000, as per rumors out in China, which translates to around $756 or €718. From a comparison standpoint, the P50 Pocket starts at CNY 8,988 in China ($1,036 or €1,292), while the Galaxy Z Flip3 is priced at CNY 7,399 ($1,119 or €1,063).

It’s good to see Oppo play the price card when it comes to foldables, but it’s also rather weird to see, since its pricing strategy for the rest of the devices has been exact opposite. Oppo’s ‘flip phone’ is speculated to run on Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ SoC, which means it can debut this summer at the latest. We’ll be on the lookout for details and keep you updated.

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