OnePlus also seems to have certain ambitions for foldable smartphones. In fact, two explicitly named devices have turned up in the files of the Chinese Patent Office. Perhaps that says a lot about his short-term intentions.
In Europe, Samsung has long enjoyed a monopoly position in the foldable smartphone market. This era soon ends with the arrival of the Oppo Find N2 Flip, which will come to walk on the flower beds of the Galaxy Z Flip. To spice it up, it is rumored that Google is also preparing a foldable -a Pixel Fold- in book format, and not clamshell.
The fact is that right now Oppo is considered the older brother of OnePlus. It is he, in a way, who defines the pattern to follow. Therefore, it would not be surprising if OnePlus used the knowledge of its mentor to position itself in the foldable phone segment as well.
The tests are already underway
The latest items highlighted by Mukul Sharma also go in this direction. In fact, the interested party has detected two explicit mentions of the National Intellectual Property Administration of China. In fact, the following two devices have been included: OnePlus V Fold and OnePlus V Flip.
Flip OnePlus V
the nicknames have already been registered by the brand.
Internal testing of (at least) one of these has begun in various regions, including Europe, according to my source.#OnePlus #OnePlusVFold #OnePlusVFlip pic.twitter.com/f3jMgoQ89x
—Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) January 29, 2023
There’s really no question about the nature of these devices: the former would logically take the form of a Galaxy Z Fold or an Oppo Find N2, for comparison, when the latter would opt for a clamshell format. According to filterInternal testing of one of the two products has even already begun in various regions of the world, including Europe.
For now, no specific information about any features or release dates has been leaked. However, OnePlus seems to be slowly but surely preparing its offensive in the world of foldables. With, we hope, launches planned in the Old Continent to boost the competitive dynamics of this form factor.
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