OnePlus Fold confirmed to launch in second half of 2023
Yep, OnePlus is finally entering the foldable market. On the second day of MWC 2023the company confirmed that it is working on a foldable phone. And that it will be launched in the second half of 2023. Let’s discuss all the official details, rumors, and more of the upcoming OnePlus Fold.
OnePlus Fold Overview:
Kinder Liu, president and COO of OnePlus, stated in an interview at MWC 2023 that the foldable will have a book-like form factor, implying that the phone will be more like Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold instead of Z Flip.
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But according to the leaks, the company has already trademarked the “OnePlus V Fold” and “OnePlus V Flip” names in the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIP). So we won’t be surprised if OnePlus ends up launching a flip phone as well. It will also be interesting to see if OnePlus actually releases a new foldable or rebrands its sister company Oppo’s foldable, the Find N2.
A big promise
At the MWC panel discussion, Liu further stated “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 at the pinnacle experience of today’s foldable market.”
Currently, there are no leaks about the design or other specifications of the OnePlus foldable. Except for the teaser image that OnePlus showcased during the OnePlus 11 global launch event.
OnePlus Fold Launch and Availability
OnePlus confirmed during the “From Fast & Smooth to Beyond” panel discussion at MWC 2023 that its foldable phone will be available in the market in the second half of 2023. However, a previous teaser at the OnePlus 11 global launch event indicated that it could debut in the third quarter (Q3) of 2023 instead.
- Meanwhile, check our review of Oppo Find N2.