It’s been several years since Samsung launched its foldable mobile phone lineup. Now Chinese manufacturers such as Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo are also following it. OnePlus is also working on a foldable where OxygenOS 13 will get extra functionality. No release date has been announced yet, but there’s a good chance it will be announced in the fall or early next year at the same time as the brand’s other devices.
It’s a foldable concept that OnePlus shared in 2019.
There are rumors that more than one product will be released in the folding series, but no details have been announced yet. The Find N is likely to be used as a source of inspiration, as more and more OnePlus’ models are derived from its sister brand Oppo.
The internal screen of Oppo Find N.
This uses a 5.4-inch amoled on the outside, and after unfolding a 7.1-inch 120-hertz amoled becomes visible, with no visible folds. Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is likely to be used. MediaTek is making big strides on the high end, but so far all foldables use Snapdragon silicon. The battery probably won’t be larger than the Find N’s 4500mAh as the hinge takes up a lot of space. Connectivity and cameras are available from the OnePlus 10 Pro.
This device is likely to replace the Find N outside of the Chinese market and launch at a similar price point. This means it will cost between 1,200 and 1,400 euros in price tag, well below the price point of main competitor Samsung. If the software cooperates, the alleged OnePlus Fold could be an attractive alternative to the very expensive South Korean foldables, but that has yet to be seen.
Source: Android Center
Source: Hardware Info