- When will the OnePlus foldable be released?
- What specifications and features will they have?
- How much do we expect them to cost?
- OnePlus V Fold and V Flip rumours: the story so far
Rumors are circulating that OnePlus will be the next brand to get into the foldable smartphone game.
OnePlus is part of the BBK family, and sister companies Vivo and Oppo have both released foldable devices, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see OnePlus do the same.
As of now, rumors have it that OnePlus foldable devices will most likely be based on the Oppo Find N2 and Find N2 Flip.
It’s still early days, and a lot of information is yet to be revealed, but here’s what we’ve learned so far.
When will the OnePlus foldable be released?
- Possible 2023 release date
OnePlus hasn’t acknowledged any foldable phones at this point, so it’s impossible to predict a launch date with any real accuracy.
However, the leaker Max Gambore He tweeted an image indicating that we will see the new devices in 2023.
The company has also trademarked the names OnePlus V Fold and V Flip in China, as revealed by the company Mukul Sharma.
Its source claims that these phones have already started internal testing in several regions, so the launch date might not be that far after all.
What specifications and features will they have?
- Most likely based on Oppo Find N2 phones
The old rumor about the foldable OnePlus originated from PriceBaba, which stated that the device would be identical to the Oppo Find N, in April of 2022.
However, in the time since then, Oppo has launched the Find N2 and Find N2 Flip, so OnePlus’ foldable devices will likely be based on those instead — especially given the V Fold and V Flip brand names.
As mentioned above, both Oppo and OnePlus fall under the umbrella of BBK, and it’s not uncommon to find hardware and software similarities between the different brands’ offerings.
It is very likely that BBK will use the OnePlus brand to launch the Oppo Find N2 outside of China, where OnePlus has better brand recognition, at least in Europe and the US.
On the other hand, Find N2 Flip is confirmed to be launched outside of China in the coming months. Having two identical phones with different brand names can be a bit confusing for consumers, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out.
How much do we expect them to cost?
- It can be priced similarly to the Oppo Find N2 devices
It’s too early to gather any specific information on pricing, but we can take a look at the Oppo Find N2 phones as proof.
In China, Find N2 retails for CNY 7,999 (~$1,185) and Find N2 Flip costs CNY 5,999 (~$890).
However, it should be noted that prices are often higher when these devices hit the global sale. So expect to pay more than the above prices.
OnePlus V Fold and V Flip rumours: the story so far
Here’s everything we’ve heard so far about the upcoming OnePlus foldable phones. We will drop any new stories here as they appear.
January 30, 2023: OnePlus next embracing foldable phones, possibly the V Fold and V Flip
OnePlus is said to be working on its own foldable phone range, according to an industry tipster, for release this year.
August 15, 2022: OnePlus boss teases the company’s first foldable
OnePlus co-founder and CEO Pete Lau has released two images that hint at the manufacturer’s first foldable phone.
April 11, 2022: OnePlus’ debut foldable phone could be renamed Oppo Find N
OnePlus is rumored to be working on a foldable smartphone, which is said to be identical to the Oppo Find N.
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