Samsung and Huawei were among the first smartphone manufacturers to commercially release foldable smartphones, and the South Korean giant now leads the category with many smartphones on the market.
Many other smartphone makers have been working on foldable smartphones for some time, and it appears that they are now getting ready to present their devices to the market.
Although Xiaomi’s Mi MIX Fold was released earlier this year, it’s now time for OPPO and Vivo to unveil their foldable smartphones. Both companies have recently revealed intriguing concept phones but have yet to officially unveil their foldable phones.
According to a recent rumor from Digital Chat Station, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset will power the OPPO foldable smartphone, while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 chipset will power the Vivo handset.
The OPPO foldable phone would have an inner fold design with an OLED display measuring 7.8-inch to 8-inch with a screen resolution of 2K+ pixels and a 120Hz refresh rate, according to recent reports.
It also has a 50MP Sony IMX766 main camera on the back and a 32MP front-facing camera, according to reports. We anticipate that the phone will ship with Android 11 pre-installed, with ColorOS 12 on top.
Huawei is also anticipated to release a new foldable smartphone that will be powered by the company’s own Kirin 9000 4G processor and feature a clamshell design similar to the Galaxy Z Flip3. At least for the time being, it appears that the Chinese giant will not be releasing a 5G compatible device.
Motorola has also introduced two foldable smartphones to the market, each with a unique design approach compared to other models on the market. The clamshell design made it the first folding smartphone. However, there is no information regarding the brand’s third foldable smartphone.
Besides these Chinese firms, Google is working on a foldable smartphone named Pixel Fold. It was recently claimed that Google is working on a second foldable Pixel phone codenamed Jumbojack. In a few years, Apple is anticipated to release a foldable iPhone.