OnePlus, the popular Chinese smartphone manufacturer, has confirmed that it will soon be launching its first folding smartphone. The company has been in the news lately for its upcoming flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 11, which is expected to be released with Hasselblad branding. However, the announcement of the folding device has created a buzz in the tech world.
The news of the OnePlus folding smartphone was confirmed by sources close to the company ahead of the Mobile World Congress 2023. Although the device is yet to be named, it is said to have a similar form factor to the OPPO Find N2, which is currently one of the best folding smartphones in the market.
Similarities with the OPPO Find N2
The OPPO Find N2 has an attractive folding format with a small external panel in a 16:9 ratio, advanced mobile photography features, and the option to expand the experience by opening the device. The OnePlus folding smartphone is expected to have similar features, but the company is also likely to differentiate its device to maintain its own identity and customer experience.
OnePlus to Follow Its Own Roadmap
Although OnePlus and OPPO have recently merged, the OnePlus folding smartphone will not be a rebranded OPPO Find N2. Instead, the company will be following its own roadmap and strategy to create a device that stands out in the market.
Global Launch with Oxygen OS Firmware
With the OPPO Find N2 being limited to the Chinese market, the launch of the OnePlus folding smartphone is expected to offer customers in other markets the chance to get something similar. The company is also planning to launch the device globally, with its own Oxygen OS firmware, ready to succeed in the market.
Competition from Samsung
The OnePlus folding smartphone will be entering a competitive market, with Samsung also rumored to be working on its own version of the ‘waterdrop’ type hinge that minimizes creases in the flex panel. It will be interesting to see how OnePlus differentiates its device from Samsung’s offering.
In conclusion, the OnePlus folding smartphone is expected to offer an attractive folding format, advanced mobile photography, and high-performance hardware. While similarities with the OPPO Find N2 are expected, OnePlus is likely to differentiate its device to maintain its own identity and customer experience. The global launch with Oxygen OS firmware is also expected to make the device accessible to customers in other markets.