OnePlus is now rumored to get in on the foldable game in earnest. Names that hint strongly at a future Samsung Galaxy Z Fold rival – not to mention one for the Z Flip – from the brand have allegedly been trademarked. The new terms suggest that the 2 putative devices may end up closely resembling others already on the market.
OnePlus is on the verge of launching its latest flagship Android smartphone worldwide – however, according to the formidable tipster WHYLAB, the brand might have something different and more advanced in its future.
The brand is now thought to catch up to its fellow corporate group member OPPO in launching its first-gen foldable device soon. In fact, it may be joined by a second model of a different popular form-factor, as the Find N2 Flip debuted alongside its second-gen flagship N2 sibling.
It now seems that these devices are also new answers to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 and Fold4 counterparts respectively, as WHYLAB asserts that a trademarking application for the product names OnePlus V Flip has been made on the same day (January 17, 2023) as that for the OnePlus V Fold.
Therefore, it seems OnePlus has, whether unconsciously or not, channeled Honor in naming its new foldables.
On that note, the company could take the path of least resistance out by applying them as re-brands for X Fold-series devices from another sister brand Vivo – they even have Alert Sliders, after all.
To that end, Vivo is even now said to have an “X Flip” clamshell of its own in the works, which it could also palm off on OnePlus for international release.
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Deirdre O’Donnell, 2023-01-31 (Update: 2023-01-31)