Soon, OnePlus is about to enter the fold.
I know that was a terrible pun, but I couldn’t resist. In any case, the Chinese electronics giant, fresh off the release of the OnePlus 11, announced at Mobile World Congress that it plans to enter the foldable market this year. That’s pretty much all we’ve learned.
In a statement to the press, Kinder Liu, president of the company, provided some additional background information for the choice.
“Our first foldable phone will have the signature OnePlus fast and smooth experience.” It must be a flagship phone that doesn’t settle because of its folding form in terms of industrial design, mechanical technology, and other aspects. We want to launch a device that aims to be the pinnacle experience of today’s foldable market.”
That is to say, OnePlus intends for its first foldable (which has no official name, confirmed design, or release date) to be more than just a foldable phone.
It’s unclear what the final design or features of the phone will be. Oppo, OnePlus’ parent company, has released the Find N2 Flip (opens in a new tab), a foldable smartphone with a clamshell design similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip line. The OnePlus foldable phone could fold up flat like a clamshell or open up into a tablet shape like the Galaxy Z Fold line.