We're calling it now. 2019 is, without a doubt, going to be the year of the foldable phone. We've been hearing so much about foldy phones during 2018, as we patiently waited for Samsung to publicly unveil what we now know as the Galaxy Flex. beyond Korea's most famous tech company we've heard about various plans for folding devices from Huawei, LG, Lenovo, and Royole, alongside patents that suggest plenty more are on the way. Well now we can add one more to our list, from Chinese techy company Oppo.
There have been rumours Oppo has such a device in the works, thanks to some patent information that hit the internet, but now it's been confirmed in an interview with Dutch site Tweakers. This information came from Chuck Wang, Oppo's product manager, though he didn't specify any besides the fact the company is aiming to launch in the first half of next year and that we'll hear more about it at Mobile World Congress in February.
That means we don't have a price, and more precise release window, or a list of features or specifications the phone will have. You know all the little things we want to know right now, because we're impatient children who can't stand being made to wait for information to come through the appropriate channels.
It also isn't clear what this means for OnePlus, which is owned by the same company as Oppo. It may mean the ever-popular company could have folding ambitions of its own, but seeing as how it's very against delivering necessary features before they're ready we probably shouldn't expect any news anytime soon. Certainly not since the company is very into 5G right now. [Tweakers via TechRadar]