Images of OnePlus’ first foldable phone have surfaced, and it looks every bit as svelte as it’s rumored to be and a prime candidate for our list of the best foldable phones of 2023. The OnePlus V Fold, or as it’s eventually called, appears to be a sleek that takes design cues from the company’s ‘hard’ phones, complete with the camera island circle on the back, rather than simply being a carbon copy of the foldables from Oppo and Vivo, as some rumors have suggested.
OnePlus V Fold camera
The distinctive design discovered by Steve Hemmerstoffer of OnLeaks
(via Smartprix) also brings with it some welcome details, such as the rectangular aperture of the lens of one of the rear cameras, indicating that the OnePlus V Fold could be one of the very few foldables with periscope zoom lenses.
As for the other camera specs of the OnePlus V Fold, it is said to come with a 50MP main camera, although we doubt it will be the 1-inch one on flagship phones from the BBK conglomerate like the Oppo Find X6 Pro in how might it simply not have room for a giant sensor and an optical zoom at the same time on a thin half of the foldable phone.
However, OnePlus may surprise us when it announces the specs of its V Fold phone, plus that ultrawide camera sensor appears to be of a similar calibre, capitalizing on the Find X6 Pro’s mantra of providing equally good sensors for all the photographic endeavors at hand. . The selfie camera is expected to be a generous 32MP unit with a powerful OmniVision sensor.
OnePlus V Fold design and display
The OnePlus V Fold’s display size is anyone’s guess at this point, but looking at the renders here, it sure as hell won’t be a compact folding munchkin like the Oppo Find N2, for example, but rather in the realm of foldable phones with 6+ inch cover. the screen and the main displays close to the 8-inch diagonal mark. The primary screen would presumably be a 2K AMOLED display of the frugal LTPO variety that also allows for high dynamic refresh rates to save on battery power.
The OnePlus V Fold looks extremely thin on these renders, with each half having a uniform thickness, and only the camera rim sticking out to accommodate the top-of-the-line photographic paraphernalia. The power button on the side appears to house a fingerprint scanner for biometric identification, while a triple set of speakers round out the stellar multimedia capabilities of the upcoming OnePlus personal entertainment machine with a large main display.
The internal screen also appears to fold back onto one of those miniature hinges that allow for an almost invisible crease in the center of the phone’s display when opened.
Last but not least, the OnePlus V Fold is clad in a kind of black vegan leather, but we will likely see a glass case version announced as well. The Find X6 Pro heralded the return of the leather design for the company, and OnePlus is now following suit, as the leather-clad X6 Pro has proved a real hit with users weary of the sea of glass phones around. to them.
OnePlus V Fold specs, pricing and release date
OnePlus’ first foldable phone will also reportedly be released in the US and UK, with the latest hints pointing to early August as the release date. This will come shortly after the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, leaving little doubt who OnePlus is directly targeting with the V Fold.
As a direct competitor to the Z Fold 5, however, the OnePlus V Fold is unlikely to be cheap, although we expect it to cost significantly less than Samsung’s foldable flagship in the US. However, it will likely have better specs, complete with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 processor, periscope optical zoom camera, and 100W ultra-fast charging that will fill up the 4,800mAh battery in no time. Those specs are likely to lure many buyers away from the Z Fold 5, provided the V Fold launches in the US at around $1500 for the 512GB version, and with good reason.