Oppo explains why cheaper foldable phones aren’t coming anytime soon

Sitting in on a question and answer session led by several members of Oppo’s senior product and strategy teams on the first day of this year’s Mobile World Congress, we had to give us an insight into the company’s current approach to the foldable market and why it feels like it’s not the time. t right for such technology to trickle down to the mid-range space.

While we’ve been able to fork over cash for foldables for about three years, the materials, engineering and hardware that go into such devices make them significantly more expensive than similar options that don’t need to be for them to bend at the waist. .

A week before MWC 2023, Oppo released its world’s first foldable shell, the Oppo Find N2 Flip. Despite being great value for a foldable smartphone (at £849 in the UK), it’s still priced for plenty of users who would welcome the convenience of a compact foldable in their pocket.

Oppo Find N2 Flip hinge review

The Oppo Find N2 Flip (Image credit: Future | Alex Walker-Todd)

When asked if there was room for flip or flip style phones with a mid-range price point, Oppo’s Vice President of Overseas Sales and Service, Billy Zhang, had a lot to say in response.

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