According to a fresh new tip, OPPO is planning to launch a rollable smartphone next year, while Samsung is not. This information comes from Ice Universe, a well-known tipster.
His tweet was actually inspired by one of Samsung’s latest design patents. That patent showed us a phone that both folds and slides. It managed to get some people excited about the prospect of it, but it seems like Samsung won’t be launching it next year.
The tipster claims OPPO is planning to launch a rollable phone in 2022, unlike Samsung
Ice Universe claims that Samsung has shifted its focus on profit, and that it plans to innovate less. That may sound harsh, but that’s what the tipster claims. Samsung is a huge company after all, and profit is important, of course.
Samsung is the king of the foldable smartphone market, and it really does offer compelling products in that regard. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 are great products, and Samsung is planning to release their successors next year.
This doesn’t mean that Samsung is not developing a rollable phone, though, of course. The company most certainly is, but it’ll likely be more careful when it comes to launching it. Truth be said that doesn’t sound like Samsung, as the company likes to innovate, but we’ll see.
OPPO announced its first foldable smartphone a couple of days ago
OPPO, on the other hand, already released the world’s first rollable smartphone. The OPPO X 2021 was launched at the end of last year. That device, despite the fact it worked, did not become available to purchase.
OPPO announced that phone as a concept device. Some sources managed to get their hands on it, but it never became available. OPPO didn’t feel like it was ready for primetime.
The company apparently came a lot close to offering such a phone to the general public, though. OPPO is said to be preparing one such device for 2022, and you’ll be able to get it.
The company announced its very first foldable smartphone a couple of days ago. That device is quite compelling, especially for the company’s first foldable. OPPO has been developing it for years, and has scrapped a number of prototypes along the way.