Expected to be officially announced at some point today, Samsung used the Oscars to show off a sneak peek of its upcoming Galaxy Z Flip folding smartphone. After a pretty disastrous first attempt at producing a folding smartphone, Samsung is back to give it another go. This time, though, we appear to be going back to the early 2000s with more of a “flip phone” design.
Ok, so that title might’ve been a pun at the expense of Samsung, but OPPO has jumped onto the foldable phone bandwagon, a newly published patent shows. The patent was filed in October 2018, but has only now been published and includes several design sketches as well as full colour renders of what a foldable OPPO might look like.