Samsung is growing dwarfs. The folding screen pioneer chose this 2022 to launch a simple evolution of last year’s Galaxy Z, and normally that wouldn’t be a problem; but it is clear that the competition is much tougher than in 2021.
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We have already seen it with the Xiaomi MIX Fold 2, a mobile very similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 but which costs much less thanks to an important design decision. All things being equal, there’s no denying that many people won’t go for Samsung’s more expensive option, and the South Korean manufacturer’s troubles may not be over yet.
Oppo joins the folding party
According to the latest leak, Oppo is preparing to present two new foldable phones, which will directly compete with Samsung models. Yes, we speak in the plural because the objective is not only to compete with the Galaxy Z Fold, but also with the Galaxy Z Flip. As collected in pricebabathe new Oppo foldables would have the same screen configuration as the Samsung models.
The new Oppo Find N Flip would therefore be a mobile in the form of a shell, which would be very small closed but would open to reveal an internal screen of classic size, like the Z Flip; It would join the new Oppo Find N Fold, with a large internal screen and a normal external screen to use the mobile when closed, like the Z Fold.
The fact that Oppo uses the same names as Samsung models says a lot: it wants to win customers, possibly with a lower price or a different design. Recall that Oppo has already surprised us with the Oppo Find N, which we consider the best shape for a foldable because it has a more square outer screen, which makes it easier to use when closed.
If we add that Oppo will use the same processor, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 which is already present in all the top of the Android range, the market situation looks very interesting for the consumer. At this time, Oppo has not confirmed any of these leaks, and it has only been confirmed that the company has registered two new phones for sale in European territory. This may indicate that, unlike the Find N, these new models will arrive in Europe.