At the recent Oppo Annual Event Inno Day in Shenzhen, a concept smartphone with a rollable screen called the Oppo X 2021 was unveiled. Oppo said there was no word on whether the phone would be launched, adding that they had no plans to launch the rolling phone commercially in the near future.
Asked when the Oppo X 2021 will be launched, Oppo told the Android Authority via email that the concept smartphone will serve as a “transformation” and “evolution” guide for future form factors. Commercialization also requires market research and business justification, and may take some time. “
The original screen size of the Oppo X 2021 phone with a rollable OLED display was 6.8 inches. However, with the help of rolling mechanism, it was possible to increase it up to 6.4 inches. This rollable design was made possible by a powertrain with two roll motors, two-in-one plate display support technology, and a 0.1 mm thin but powerful screen laminator made of steel.
In many cases, we say, concept devices do not see the face of production in most cases. The concept device was introduced to show an example of what kind of innovative technology the company is working on. The same thing was observed with the Oppo rollable phone. As Oppo has confirmed, this concept phone will not be a commercial launch. In that case, we will now focus on LG.
Many reports are claiming that LG may bring the first rollable phone to the market next year. Sources say that this rollable phone, codenamed Project B (not an official name), may be launched in March as part of LG’s Explorer Project.