If we travel to the 90s and early 2000, we will see that the design that prevailed on mobile phones was called clamshell, flip or folder, but the advent of touch screens caused this design eventually disappear, although there are still some attempts e
specially in Asia, but now with the promise of the arrival of flexible displays, these designs could return in the future.
Samsung and LG have you been the most active in the development of flexible panels companies, however, so far we have seen very little about folding designs, out of that promised Samsung device, since in most cases presents the possibility to roll it up, but not bend, so it’s time for a new player reaches the field as Oppo just surprise by presenting his first prototype folding smartphone.
The first foldable touchscreen device
The prototype was shown in a closed session and so far the details and characteristics are unknown that could lead this device, however, pay attention to the only image that has been made public, we can see that the size of the device is about more that of a tablet, that being able to double its size diminution providing a new more portable format.
Unlike what happens with the developments that have shown LG and Samsung where we have only seen the panel in operation, Oppo is showing part of the device where the display is integrated into a system apparently two parts joined by a hinge, in the picture we see that it is running under Android with colors customization layer, but it will be interesting to see if he has any ability to split the content as there were two screens or bring additional value to the folding system.
Undoubtedly the most attractive of this is the fact that Oppo has begun experimenting with new formats and panels will now have to wait for official information from the manufacturer, since it is difficult to determine the possibilities of a new device when you have one image. Visit http://www.ndg.ie/ for more reviews.Tags: clamshell design, Oppo, prototype, smartphone