Attending a Q&A session hosted by several members of Oppo’s senior product and strategy teams on the first day of this year’s Mobile World Congress, we were treated to an illuminating insight into the company’s current approach to the foldable device market and why it feels like the time has come. it’s good to let such technology trickle down to mid-range space.

While we’ve had the ability to spend cash on foldable devices for about three years now, the materials, engineering, and hardware that go into such devices still make them much more expensive than similar alternatives that don’t have to bend at the waist.

A week before MWC 2023, Oppo launched its first foldable flip, the Oppo Find N2 Flip. Despite the foldable smartphone being a great value (£849 in the UK), it is still valued by many users who would otherwise welcome the convenience of a compact foldable smartphone in their pocket.

Oppo Find N2 Flip (Image credit: Future | Alex Walker-Todd)

Billy Zhang, Oppo’s Vice President of Overseas Sales and Service, had a lot to say about whether there is room for mid-priced foldable or foldable phones.

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