We already know that OnePlus was working on a foldable smartphone for a while. The rumors of the past months had begun to fuel the interest and the fact that the brand’s parent company, Oppo, is pushing in that direction, suggested to us that we will soon see OnePlus’s foldable smartphone. It’s just a matter of time. However, rumors and assumptions have a weight. But the fact that the company’s CEO, Pete Lau, feeds these speculations himself, has a completely different one.
In the past few hours, Lau has posted on Twitter a couple of photos of what seems in all probability to be the hinge of a folding smartphone, asking its followers ” what do you think this is? “. This is obviously not a confirmation in the strict sense, but we are getting close enough.
The CEO of OnePlus teases the launch of the company’s first foldable smartphone
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Yesterday we also got news of how Oppo could be working on two new foldable smartphones. After the Find N, which had a limited distribution, the Chinese company would be preparing both a Find N Fold and a Find N Flip. Effectively launching the challenge to Samsung on both form factors in use for folding. A commitment, in short, which at that point would not be surprising if it also involved the other brands that belong to Oppo, just like OnePlus.
It is understandable that the world of foldable smartphones is increasingly at the center of the competition between brands. In a market with few innovations, they still allow you to experiment and speak to the public with different communication. Samsung itself thinks that ” by 2025, foldable smartphones will account for more than 50% of total premium smartphone shipments. Foldables will become the new smartphone standard”. However, we will for sure discover more details on this regard in the upcoming few weeks.