Upgrade 07 / 02: OnePlus itself announces when it will launch its first foldable. Find all the details in the article.
It was 2020 when the CEO of OnePlus he claimed that was not the time to folding smartphones. At that time the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Huawei Mate XS came out on the market, while the other Chinese companies were waiting to have more mature products to offer to the public. Since then, the various Xiaomi, OPPO, vivo e Honor have launched their respective proposals on the market. Of the Chinese brands (excluding Huawei for obvious reasons), Xiaomi is the only one to have already made two models, but it is only a matter of time before OPPO does the same.
OnePlus and OPPO are preparing to expand the folding smartphone market
And if we talk about OnePlus, it is the same company that has confirmed that it is preparing its own first folding. At the MWC 2022 in Barcelona came the confirmation, but it has now been confirmed atOnePlus 11 event: the foldable will be presented during the Q3 2023. And it is evident that OPPO has played an important role; since when they merged, share a growing number of technologies: Hasselblad camera, MariSilicon X ISP e Super VOOC charging. After launching Find N2 and N2 Flip, it is rumored that there could be two OnePlus folding ones in the wake of OPPO, as confirmed by the patents of OnePlus V Fold and V Flip.
OnePlus could thus amaze everyone by debuting on the market not with one but with two models: A folding "Standard" and a flip phone. A rumor that was already circulating in the past months and which was also confirmed by Max Jambor, and if OnePlus will be able to debut with two models it would be thanks to the sharing with OPPO.
Normally we would have assumed that the two OnePlus leaflets could be the rebrand for the Global market of the OPPO ones for the Chinese market. However, it really seems that OPPO will also bring them to the Global markets, therefore it is difficult to think that they will launch such similar (and expensive) products in the same markets.⭐️ Discover the new Weekly Flyer of GizChina with always different exclusive offers and coupons.