Oppo’s Find N Foldable is arguably the best looking foldable smartphone with a book-like form factor. It sports a square design in comparison to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold series devices, which makes the external screen more usable and closer to a traditional smartphone. OPPO has also managed to reduce the display crease to a great extent. It seems that Samsung is also in awe of this phone. The Korean brand recently called the OPPO Find N “Pretty Stunning!” Said.
The praise came in response to a tweet from Oppo and OnePlus PR executive Ryan Fenwick. Ryan posted a GIF of the Oppo Find N, talking about how foldables are breaking the stereotype that today’s Android smartphones are “all the same” and “boring”. The GIF shows the OPPO foldable opening to reveal its full screen. Samsung Mobile US Twitter Handle “Awesome!” repliedWith a “star-hit” emoji.
However, Samsung’s praise for the Oppo Find N may be unintentional. Perhaps it is the fault of the person handling the Samsung Mobile US Twitter account. They must have thought that it is the Galaxy Z Fold 3, which also sports a book-like form factor. It is very rare for smartphone companies to openly praise a rival product like this.
While we’ll never know whether Samsung actually meant a compliment or was a mistake, the Korean brand has played it well by allowing the tweet to remain. However, Twitterati was quick to remind the company that it was not the Galaxy Z Fold 3 but one of its rivals. Even Oppo Malaysia jumped into the conversation, responding to Samsung’s praise with “Ah-thank you! [wink],
Beautiful ah – amazing! I
— Samsung Mobile US (@SamsungMobileUS) 24 March 2022
The foldable market is getting more competitive
It’s been three years since the foldable smartphone. But in those three years only Samsung has been actively making these unconventional smartphones. It should come as no surprise that the Korean brand holds a lion’s share of the global foldable market. Its Galaxy Z Flip 3 sold more than all other foldable smartphones combined last year.
However, Samsung will have more competition in the market this year. Oppo’s Find N is currently exclusive to China, but is already winning hearts of foldable enthusiasts all over the world with its design. Should it come out of China, it could eat into a lot of Samsung’s market.
Several other OEMs including Vivo and Google may launch foldable smartphones this year. Motorola could make a comeback in 2022 with a new foldable Razr model. It will be interesting to see who emerges as the biggest threat to Samsung.