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It’s finally happening — OnePlus will release a folding phone this year

OnePlus just revealed that it would be releasing its first foldable smartphone this year at its “From Fast & Smooth to Beyond” event at MWC 2023. Even though OnePlus just unveiled the OnePlus 11, it has stated that it intends to release its first foldable smartphone in the second half of 2023.

“The OnePlus fast and smooth experience will be there on our first foldable phone. Because of its folding form, it must be a flagship phone that doesn’t compromise on industrial design, mechanical technology, or other factors. We want to introduce a product that will represent the top of the foldable market right now. stated Kinder Liu, CEO and President of OnePlus, during the occasion.

Although it may not be as well-known as Samsung in the American smartphone market, OnePlus has existed since 2013. Positive reviews of its most recent product, the OnePlus 11, have been given by people like our own Joe Marring and Andy Boxall. In a manner similar to Samsung flagships, the OnePlus 11 is also the first OnePlus phone to offer up to four years of additional software support on top of the standard five years of security updates. The cutting-edge technology and software, when combined, should make OnePlus phones future-proof for a long time.

The design of OnePlus’ next foldable smartphone was kept a secret. We can, however, conjecture about a few concepts. We have a hunch that a foldable OnePlus phone would resemble the Oppo Find N2 or Find N2 Flip because OnePlus and Oppo are both owned by the same parent company, BBK Electronics.

Like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, the Find N2 is a folding tablet. The Find N2 has a 7.1-inch AMOLED display with relatively thin bezels and ergonomically curved corners when completely expanded, making it slightly bigger and shorter than the Z Fold 4. While being rather thick, the 5.54-inch cover screen is incredibly user-friendly and pleasant. Also, it folds fully flat, and despite having a camera bump on the back (albeit it doesn’t stick out all that much), it is still relatively small for a folding phone. If OnePlus opts for a conventional tablet design, this may provide us with a clear indication of what to anticipate.

The Find N2 Flip, on the other hand, is comparable to the Galaxy Z Flip 4, but it has a larger, vertical cover display that offers a little bit more utility. It is unquestionably more compact and smaller than the Found N2 because it can be opened to become a full-length phone. We can assume that OnePlus’ foldable phone will resemble the Find N2 Flip if it is designed in a flip-style.

There isn’t much else we know, but OnePlus might be releasing a device akin to the Find N2 or Find N2 Flip based on what Oppo has already released. There are no other information other than “it’s coming,” so later in the year, more reports should be expected.