OnePlus folding phone: Founder boasts off new feature in model before launch

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OnePlus, the maker of high-spec Android phones at sub-$1000 prices, is already boasting off its foldable feature in its upcoming model to YouTube channel Unbox Therapy, as per the video uploaded on the channel on Monday.

The host of the channel, Lewis Hilsenteger, spoke to Pete Lau, the founder of OnePlus and now chief office of Oppo. According to Lau, the unnamed folding phone’s major USP (unique selling point) would be how flat the device can fold. In the video, the founder also revealed that OnePlus has filed for 35 patents for the hinges of the phones, which are to reduce the weight of the model and also increase its strength at the same time.

Compared to Oppo’s foldable phone, OnePlus will be having 31 lesser components in its hinges. It is also 37% smaller. The demonstrations were enough to prove that the fold was tight enough to grasp a sheet of paper with the force strong enough to actually hold the weight of the phone as well.

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