OnePlus is expected to introduce its first foldable smartphone in the market this month. Ahead of official unveiling, OnePlus Chief Pete Lau sat down with a well-known YouTuber to discuss their first foldable phone and show off the new foldable hinge and gapless design of an early model.
This year’s foldable phone by Samsung brings new Flex Hinge technology, which results gapless foldable. Since the Chinese phone maker confirmed to introduce OnePlus Open in the global market, the Korean tech giant may face some heat of competition, which is radically rising.
Through an exclusive interview with Unbox Therapy, OnePlus gives an official look at an early build of its upcoming foldable, showcasing the revamped hinge build and “gapless” design. Pete notes that OnePlus retains over 600 patents surrounding elements of the hinge alone.
OnePlus Open foldable phone will come with a gapless design, similar to the Oppo Find N2. Notable, the company’s forthcoming foldable brings 31 fewer components in comparison.
In the video, Pete has Lew close the Open with a piece of paper tucked inside. It looks more like a case of strong magnets laid across the outer edges of the inner display to an outside viewer.
When it’s coming?
OnePlus is expected to launch its first foldable smartphone on October 19. Tomorrow, Samsung and Google will have their epic events, with the former set to unveil a set of Fan Edition products and the latter will unveil the Pixel 8 flagship and Pixel Watch 2nd generation.
Exynos is not rebranding but Dream Chip indeed exists, Samsung states
Recently, it was rumored that Samsung is going to rebrand Exynos as Dream Chip. In a recent development, it has been reported that Samsung Semiconductor disclosed Exynos is not rebranding to Dream Chip anytime soon.
In addition, the company’s semiconductor decision revealed that Dream Chip is an internal project name. Earlier, Samsung formed a Dream Team to research a chipset tailor-made for flagship Galaxy devices.
If Dream Chip is an internal project name, the existence of a Galaxy-exclusive chipset just confirmed. However, it will take time for the company to finally commercialize the processor on Galaxy smartphones.
“All rumors regarding rebranding are not true,” Samsung Semiconductor told us in response to AndroidAuthority’s follow-up question.
Samsung’s Exynos might be coming as Dream Chip next year
Back in October, Samsung unveiled the Exynos 2400 chipset, which is rumored to power Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus in certain markets. The company itself announced its new flagship SoC as “Exynos 2400” while a tipster claims that the Dream Chip coming next year.
Tipster OreXda on X revealed that Samsung will be rebranding Exynos to Dream Chip. It’s a brand inspired by the Dream Team, which the company established to create a chipset tailor-made for Galaxy flagships. If the claim is true, the Galaxy S24’s Exynos 2400 could be advertised as Dream Chip.
Next year, Samsung will be bringing back its dual chipset strategy for Galaxy S flagships. Notably, the S23 is solely powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. The S21 series was shipped with Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888, while the S22 series with Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Samsung Galaxy A15 4G/5G use MediaTek SoCs, Exynos 1280 powers the A25 5G
Samsung will launch various new mid-range and affordable phones in 2024. Prior to the official announcement, we’ve got some exciting news about the chipsets used in upcoming Galaxy A phones.
According to the info, Samsung Galaxy A15 4G is powered by MediaTek Helio G99. The smartphone’s 5G variant uses MediaTek Dimensity 6100+ chipset. Besides, Samsung’s Exynos 1280 could power the Galaxy A15 5G device.
This leak comes from a reliable leakster Roland Quandt, who earlier spotted Galaxy A15 5G’s listing on Walmart. The company could unveil the Galaxy A15 4G/5G smartphone next month, with release expected in early 2024.
Samsung Galaxy A15 4G: MTK Helio G99 MT6789V
Samsung Galaxy A15 5G: MTK Dimensity 6100+ MT6835V
Samsung Galaxy A25 5G: Exynos 1280.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) November 28, 2023