OPPO showed some conceptual smartphone designs. There are a few we need to look through, but we were most interested in their “slide phone”. It’s a handset that folds to the size of a credit card, giving you an expandable form factor and a smaller limp in your pocket.
The new ideas are part of the Industrial Design Expo and OPPO has been participating for many years. With this rollable conceptual handset OPPO X 2021 you can “continuously adjust” the screen. It is an attempt to address the desire for larger screens while keeping the space requirements to a minimum.
The OPPO X has three foldable screens attached by hinges that fold in the same direction. They fold and adapt to your needs. There’s a pen too, but when you’re done it folds back into a credit card-sized device.
I was impressed with OPPO’s philosophy, which goes beyond leveraging the latest technology to create a comfortable relationship between people and their products through a people-centered design approach. I look forward to seeing new concepts from the OPPO team and how they manage to strike a balance between technology and emotional engagement.