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Tech firms have a repute for being fairly unimaginative with product names. It is significantly unhealthy with telephones, which often find yourself as some gibberish sequence of letters and numbers, possibly adopted by a random adjective or three. This time, although, OnePlus might have simply taken the uninspired cake, with a pair of very familiar-sounding names that have been simply trademarked for the corporate’s upcoming foldable telephones.


The names OnePlus V Fold and OnePlus V Flip have been trademarked by the corporate, virtually completely mirroring Samsung’s nomenclature for its foldable telephone fashions, the Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip (as noticed by Mukul Sharma). Whereas the branding may lack creativeness, a minimum of we are able to say “V” is extra indicative of how telephones fold than the letter “Z.”

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Fold sequence may quickly have a brand new competitor

Whereas we by no means wish to confuse leaks and rumors for information, if OnePlus is trademarking these names, we may doubtlessly see two distinct foldable gadgets from the corporate within the close to future. If Samsung’s naming conventions are something to go by, one is likely to be a clamshell flip telephone, whereas the opposite could possibly be a tablet-sized display screen that folds right down to a telephone type issue.

Whereas sharing these trademark filings, tipster Mukul Sharma additionally mentions that a minimum of one of many foldable gadgets is already present process testing in a number of areas, together with Europe. Maybe CEO Pete Lau’s opinion of the expertise’s maturity has undergone a paradigm shift, or possibly the corporate simply desires to increase its portfolio. Technical particulars are nonetheless scant, however the firm did tease photos of a fancy hinge final 12 months.

In the meantime, anticipation continues rising for the OnePlus February 7 occasion, the place the corporate is predicted to launch the brand new OnePlus 11 and 11R, alongside the long-rumored OnePlus Pad and the second-generation Buds Professional. The pill, particularly, comes as a shock as a result of we heard little about it within the weeks main as much as affirmation of its launch date. Let’s simply hope extra particulars about these foldables emerge sooner or later.