Oppo X 2021: Oppo unveils concept for rollable smartphone

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During its Oppo Inno Day 2020 event, Oppo unveiled its rollable concept smartphone device — the Oppo X 2021 — bringing its own spin to devices with flexible displays.

The Oppo X 2021 features a variable OLED display that can unroll from 6.7-inches to 7.4 inches, allowing users to adjust the screen size according to different needs and scenarios.

During a hands-on tour of the devices, the company showed off the prototype for the Oppo X 2021.

Thanks to the rollable screen and motor, users can essentially use a gesture on the side of the device to make it expand to a wider format. Fully extended, the device measures roughly the same size as an e-reader or small tablet.

According to Oppo, the device offers a more natural interactive experience for users while providing a flexible display.

The screen’s expansion is powered by a Roll Motor powertrain which unrolls the display. Other Oppo technologies incorporated into the device include its 2-in-1 plate and Warp Track high-strength screen laminate.

Other technologies showcased at the event were Oppo’s AR Glass 2021 and CyberReal AR application.

But with more companies leaning into flexible and multi-display technologies, the Oppo X 2021 concept device could eventually appear on the market in some form.

Recently, LG launched its newest multi-screen device in South Africa — the LG Wing.

Meanwhile, Samsung’s latest foldable, the Galaxy Z Fold 2, is also currently on the market.

The new concept by Oppo, however, may provide an experience that smartphone owners are more accustomed to.

Feature image: Oppo

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Megan Ellis


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