OnePlus today teased the launch timeline of its ‘first ever’ foldable smartphone. It is reported that the upcoming OnePlus Fold smartphone will be unveiled during an in-person or non-digital launch event in the third quarter of this year. The company also said that no other smartphone will be launched during this period except the model in question. Originally owned by BBK Electronics, this brand may have taken this decision because it wants to focus more on its first foldable smartphone.
Meanwhile, the company as well as popular tipsters Yogesh Brar and Pricebaba have leaked information about the launch date, possible features, venue or market availability of the upcoming OnePlus branding foldable-style device online.
OnePlus V Fold smartphone launch timeline and specifications revealed
According to a report by Pricebaba, OnePlus will launch its first foldable device in the first half of August. The launch event of the phone will be held in New York. It is also reported that the upcoming handset will be made available in various regional markets including India and the US.
OnePlus has probably decided to market their upcoming foldable device as the OnePlus V Fold. Because we have been hearing this name since January this year. Again according to a latest report by 91Mobiles, both the upcoming OnePlus V Fold and Oppo Find N3 models will share a similar design. That means both the devices are expected to come with a book-style foldable design.
The report also adds that OnePlus will bring its foldable phone to the global market as a rebadged version of the Oppo Find N3. In this case, tipster Yogesh Brar claims that the features of both the upcoming OnePlus V Fold and Oppo Find N3 models will be the same. That is, both models will have an 8-inch OLED primary display, which will support Quad HD Plus resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate. The size of the secondary display will be 6.5-inches, which will offer Full HD Plus resolution and 120Hz refresh rate.
For performance, both the devices will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, which is based on 4nm processing node. They will come with up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. Both the foldable smartphones will be powered by Android 13 OS. In this case, there will be no significant difference between the UI or user interface of the two phones. Because OnePlus’ Oxygen OS 13 and Oppo’s Color OS 13 have similar custom skin features.
The tipster also said that the design of its rear camera setup will be similar to Oppo’s flagship smartphone Find X6. Both the foldable smartphones are expected to feature – 50-megapixel Sony IMX 890 primary sensor, 48-megapixel Sony IMX 581 ultra-wide-angle lens and 32-megapixel periscope sensor. Again, a 32-megapixel selfie camera can be provided in the punch-hole cutout located on top of the display. The OnePlus V Fold and Oppo Find N3 smartphones will have a 4,800mAh capacity battery, which will support 80W fast charging technology.
Other specifications of the upcoming OnePlus V Flip smartphone are still unknown. However, we expect OnePlus to officially announce the exact launch date of the OnePlus V Fold foldable smartphone within the next month and also hint at the remaining specifications.