With the launch of the OnePlus 11, OnePlus gave a small teaser for its first foldable phone in March. The company released a short on-stage video that confirmed that the OnePlus Fold is definitely a thing and coming for the Samsung Z Fold series (source).

Well, it looks like OnePlus really wants to steal Samsung’s thunder. The latest report about the device suggests that the launch of the OnePlus Fold will take place in New York in the first half of August (source). This means that the device will be launched just a week or two after Samsung launches its Galaxy Z Fold 5.

Does the OnePlus Fold have everything you need?

Setting a launch date right after Samsung is done with the Galaxy Z Fold 5 means one thing. That is, OnePlus wants to steal Samsung’s thunder. And the most important part is that the device will be available in the US, India and all other countries where OnePlus currently offers its devices.

So OnePlus is also targeting the same markets as Samsung. But the real question is, will the OnePlus Fold have what it takes to compete with the Galaxy Z Fold 5? Well, it will all come down to the specs and pricing. As far as we know, the device will be a global version of the Oppo Find N3.

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Galaxy Z Fold 5 render

That means you can expect to see Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, 16GB of RAM, an internal screen with QHD+ resolution, and a 6.5-inch external FHD+ screen. Both displays are likely to run at a 120Hz refresh rate, which should offer you a smooth overall experience.

OnePlus Fold

On the software front, the OnePlus Fold will launch with Android 13 running Oxygen OS 13.1 on top. And since the device is expected to have up to 512GB of UFS 4.0 storage, you won’t have to worry too much while storing large files.

Finally, when it comes to cameras, the Fold will feature a 48MP ultra-wide, a 50MP main sensor with OIS, and a 32MP periscope on the back. If you ask me, those are some decent specs for a foldable phone. And I think OnePlus can grab potential Z Fold 5 customers with the right price. But we’ll have to wait and see if that actually happens.

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