CHINESE PHONE MAKER Oppo has shown off a prototype of its Huawei-a-like foldable smartphone.
The handset takes more than a few cues from the Mate X; it features one OLED display that folds outwards to create a tablet-sized screen, enabling both sides of the device to be used when the gadget is closed.
There's also a thick Mate X-esque black bezel surrounding the screen to house the handset's sensors and front-facing camera, rather than the notch cutout seen on the Galaxy Fold.
If it does decide to manufacture the device, it's likely to be expensive; Samsung's Galaxy Fold will set buyers back €2,000 at launch, and Huawei's "faster" Mate X foldable will cost a whopping €2,299.
If you're not yet sold on the foldable phone fad, Oppo this week also showed off 10x optical zoom tech which it claims will be coming to its smartphones later this year.
Shown off at MWC, the system includes three cameras to cover a broad range of focal lengths from 16mm to 160mm; there's a 48MP main camera, an ultra-wide camera and a telephoto lens.
The 10x optical zoom uses a periscope and prism system similar to the one Oppo pioneered with the 5x optical zoom a few years back. µ
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