OnePlus Foldable Phone Not Coming in Foreseeable Future, According to CEO Pete Lau

OnePlus first concept smartphone - Concept One
OnePlus first concept smartphone – Concept One (Source: OnePlus)

CEO of OnePlus Pete Lau recently sat down with The Verge podcast team to discuss his company’s plans with regard foldable phone technology.

Lau noted that the foldable-screen technology still has many shortcomings. “If you look at the fold and the current foldable technology devices, it’s very large and not very clear or a very crisp fold,” he said.

The businessman also added that when the technology is mature and the folding effect is perfected, OnePlus will commit to developing and launching a foldable screen mobile phone, implying that his company does not have plans for foldable devices in the near future.

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Pete Lau has previously expressed his interest in foldable phones. In April 2019 he said OnePlus had, “not yet found a way to build a [foldable] device.” At that time, the company’s R&D department was focusing on building the OnePlus TV, according to Lau.