As OnePlus continues its campaign to expand its portfolio, it appears the next step is an obvious one—foldables. According to a new report, OnePlus is gearing up to release its first foldable phone later this year.
Reportedly, the upcoming foldable phone will be either based on, or a copy of, the OPPO Find N that debuted last year. OnePlus is owned by OPPO and has fully integrated with its parent company, so that shouldn’t be a surprise. The company has already launched multiple devices identical to OPPO or Realme—another OPPO-owned brand—products. The upcoming OnePlus 10R and OnePlus Ace look to be rebadges of the Realme GT Neo 3, for example.
Launching an OPPO Find N rebadge would be a welcome development to most foldable enthusiasts, as the Find N is widely recognized as one of the best foldable devices on the market, thanks to its excellent design and almost creaseless implementation. As a plus, the OPPO Find N also performed excellently in JerryRigEverything’s durability test earlier in the year. Sadly, though, the Find N remains exclusive to OPPO’s home market of China. This OnePlus foldable would essentially be a smart business decision by OPPO to bring a first-gen product to the global market with the badge of a Western brand.
As it stands, exact launch plans—as well as any hardware differences versus the OPPO Find N—for the OnePlus foldable phone remain unknown. We’ll keep you updated, however.