26 November 2021
Oppo reportedly has two foldable smartphones lineup for release in the coming months. As per a Weibo-based tipster, the two devices are codenamed "Peacock" and "Butterfly". Both of these are said to feature flagship specs and features but the latter one is said to be more premium and expensive.
The tipster claims that the Oppo 'Peacock' foldable device could get official as early as the next month. The exact launch date is unknown but is expected to be in the middle of December 2021 alongside th Reno7 smartphone series. It is said to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. The "Butterfly" device will be more high-end and will feature the Snapdragon 898, a chipset that is yet to launch. It is tipped to go officially during early 2022.
The foldable phone from Oppo is expected to have a design similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Huawei Mate X2. It will likely have a 7.8-inch to 8-inch LTPO display when in the unfolded state. There is rumored to be a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 primary camera sensor and a 32-megapixel selfie camera. The battery capacity could be 4,500mAh but the good thing is it is said to support 65W fast charging. The software experience will be ColorOS 12 based on Android 12.
This is not the first time we are hearing Oppo foldable smartphone rumors. The leaks have been surfacing since 2016 but it was at MWC 2019 when we got our first official look at a prototype. It seems like we are finally getting closer to seeing Oppo release a foldable phone for the masses. It should be noted that the leak talks about the Chinese launch and we are still unsure whether and when there will be a global launch.