- Realme could be entering the foldable space this year.
- Madhav Sheth teases Realme Fold and Realme Flip phones.
- The launch may happen later in 2023.
Foldable phones are going mainstream in 2023. Many OEMs have debuted in the space and it seems that the rest of the brands are targeting this segment as well. OPPO debuted its first clamshell foldable phone, Find N2 Flip in the global markets. OnePlus has confirmed that its first foldable phone will launch later this year. Tecno, which mainly focuses on budget centric phones, launched its first foldable phone, Phantom V Fold at Mobile World Congress 2023.
Realme is the latest smartphone brand to tease a foldable phone. Madhav Sheth, Vice President of Realme, has himself teased the smartphones. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
Realme Fold and Flip Phones Coming Soon?
What do you want next… #realmeFlip or #realmeFold?
— Madhav Sheth (@MadhavSheth1) March 9, 2023
Madhav Sheth has officially teased the Realme Fold and Flip phones via Twitter. He asked users on which phone they would like to see first – a fold or flip. The last time company teased a foldable phone officially was in November 2021. At that time, the sketch of its first foldable phone had leaked which was tipped to launch in 2022 but that never happened.
It now seems that the company is planning to launch its first foldable phones later this year. We speculate that the company could launch both fold and flip phones in 2023. Its BBK group siblings, OPPO, OnePlus and Vivo are also gearing up to add a clamshell foldable phone, so it won’t be surprising to see Realme adding a foldable phone to its portfolio.
While nothing is confirmed about the Realme fold or flip phone, we expect them to be similar to OPPO Find N2 and Find N2 Flip. But that’s just speculation, so please take them with a pinch of salt.
OnePlus Foldable Phones Launch Confirmed
In other news, OnePlus is also confirmed to launch foldable phones later this year. The company officially confirmed the news during MWC 2023 and OnePlus 11 launch event. It will be launched in the Q3 of 2023. OnePlus had trademarked OnePlus V Fold and V Flip names, so likely these are the names that the company will call for their first foldable phones.
Tough Competition for Samsung
Samsung has been the dominant brand in the foldable space because of less competition or precisely no competition. There have been many foldable launches in the past by Xiaomi, OPPO or Huawei but that was limited to China only. However, with the debut of OPPO Find N2 Flip, competition has just become intense for Samsung.
Moreover, with the launch of OnePlus and Realme foldable, the foldable segment will finally become competitive which will benefit users in the end. It would be interesting to see how Samsung tackles its upcoming competition.
Also Read: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 Tipped to Sport a Bigger External Display Compared to OPPO Find N2 Flip
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