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OnePlus doesnot plan to launch foldable phones as it has no clear use case for now

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After notch display, pop-up camera, in-display fingerprint sensor and many such technologies smartphone manufacturers are now shifting their focus to foldable phones. Samsung has already launched its foldable smartphone aka the Galaxy Fold. Some reports suggest that the South Korean smartphone manufacturer is now working on affordable Galaxy Fold. Alongside Samsung, Xiaomi is also working on a foldable smartphone. The company has already confirmed the same. While major smartphone brands are working on foldable smartphones OnePlus feels the concept of foldable phones is extremely immature right now.

In an interaction with the media after the launch of the OnePlus 7T Pro in London last week, OnePlus CEO and Founder Pete Lau said that there’s still no clear use case for foldable phones. Talking about the concept of foldable phones Lau said “The technology and the ability to have foldable screens are not very mature yet.” In other words, will not see OnePlus launch a foldable phone. At least not any time soon.

In 2019 OnePlus mainly focused on 90hz screen technology. The company launched three smartphones with 90hz display this year — the OnePlus 7 Pro, the OnePlus 7T and the OnePlus 7T Pro. Next year we will see OnePlus pushing 5G technology in phones even further. This has been confirmed by OnePlus CEO in the same interaction. OnePlus will launch more and more 5G smartphones in 2020 but not in India. “In India, there may not be 5G availability next year as a whole and we’ll have to see how things progress. So again, this has to go back to looking at the suitability for products in different regions,” Lau told the media in the interaction.Read More..