One of China’s leading smartphone makers, Oppo has worked with leading Japanese design studio nendo, founded by Oki Sato to conceptualise smartphone designs based on its human-centric design philosophy at the 4th China International Industrial Design Expo (CIIDE).
Over the years Oppo has been showcasing a number of designs that later made it into the phones that are now currently on sale from camera tech, 5G compatibility as well as some of the world’s thinnest phones. This year, OPPO showcased the “slide-phone” and “music-link” conceptual designs. The slide phone is a very different take on folding phone technology that is currently on the market.
It is designed with three foldable screens attached by hinges folding over in the same direction. By providing users with the flexibility to change the form of the phone as needed, users may benefit from the ability to change its size to suit the occasion. A stylus is included that can be inserted in the phone allowing users to expand their productivity by using the phone for work.
Looking back through previous design studies, it is likely to see this style of folding phone in the near future.