OnePlus Foldable smartphone will be released in the latter parts of this year according to reports. This, therefore, means that finally, Samsung will be getting some competition in the US market.
OnePlus Foldable Smartphone Will Be Released In the Latter Parts of This Year
It has actually taken up some time, but it now looks like there finally may be some competition coming in the foldable market. And during the very busy OnePlus 11 event which also featured the Bud Pro 2 earbuds of the company, a tease of a concept phone which is coming at Mobile World Congress in the latter part of this month, and another new mechanical keyboard, OnePlus also teased a new foldable smartphone.
Oppo Released the Find N2 As Well As the Flip N2 Last Year
Details in regard to the upcoming product remain minimal, but the parent company of OnePlus, Oppo has been releasing foldable in china for the past few years. And late last year, the company introduced the Find N2 which is a smaller and much lighter rival to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold 4 as well as the Flip N2 which sports a clamshell design that is very much similar to the Z Flip 4 by Samsung and Razr by Motorola.
Johnny Mnemonicln December Oppo announced that it is planning to bring the Flip N2 to global markets this very year, although the United States was not among the planned regions and countries.
It Has Been a Very Slow Start to Foldable Devices Ever Since Their Inception
It has been a very slow start to foldable devices ever since Samsung initially introduced the Galaxy Z Fold back in 2019 and most particularly outside of china. And while China has seen a couple of foldable devices from companies such as Oppo, Xiaomi, Motorola, and Huawei, other markets have been more limited with their very selection of devices or get to access them many months later. Motorola’s recent Razr was launched as china only exclusive before it expanded to Europe last October.
This again is particularly true in the United States which largely has been limited to Samsung’s Z Fold and Z Flip lines plus two early iterations of Motorola’s foldable Razr.
What the News of a New Upcoming Device Means for the Foldable Industry
And with that being said, with OnePlus now confirming it now has a device that is coming and Google also rumored to be working currently on its very own Pixel Fold, it is very possible that US foldable fans and enthusiasts may have a couple of new options in the not too distant future.