Chinese Tech Giant Oppo Patents Foldable Smartphone, though sort of generic patents but it has been filing while now. Currently, no foldable Smartphone by Oppo is available in the market. So, there is not enough information available regarding Oppo’s plans. Doubtlessly, these patents depict that Oppo is going to launch Oppo Foldable Mobile in near future.
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Meanwhile, Oppo patents four designs like a chocolate bar. However, patent designs feature a weird design of foldable smartphones. Recently, these patents grabbed the attention of Oppo lovers and surfaced on the internet. On May 11, 2020, Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp. Ltd. registers the patents with the Japan Patent Office (JPO).
Detail of Oppo Patents Foldable Smartphone is given as under:
Firstly, the patent registers a unique chocolate bar like design with six blocks and two hinges. As shown in the picture, the mobile will have a dual-camera set-up and flashlight at the bottom side. Moreover, the phone folds inwards.
Just like Patent 1, the Second patent also features the Smartphone with six blocks and two hinges. But this patent contains the triplet camera setup and located on the rare side of the phone. Patent 1 features these components on the front side. Moreover, this phone folds both inwards and outwards.
The third patent design includes the eight blocks and two hinges design. However, this patent does not show the visible camera setup. So, it most likely contains the in-display cameras.
Just like patent 3, this patent design also includes eight-block and two hinges. This mobile folds inward and has a camera setup on the back. LED flashlight sits alongside the camera setup.
However, none of the above-mentioned patents are official products. But Oppo lovers can expect to have these smartphones in the consumer market in the future. Moreover, there is a very low possibility that Oppo will adopt any of the designs for its first foldable mobile design.