Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus, states that OnePlus doesn’t work with a foldable phone, but continues in the development of a TV.
OnePlus may work on three phones (OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7 Pro 5 G) for the year to launch, as suggested by an earlier leak, but the company is not currently planning a foldable phone. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has said that folding screens are not equipped with current technology, but have potential, according to a Repubblica.it report.
According to Lau, the reason for this is because foldable phones do nothing which differs fundamentally from a common smartphone. It is certainly a good innovation but the technology is still more gimmicky and doesn’t change the potential of an intelligent communication and entertainment device dramatically.
Instead, Lau seems to believe that the building of television or “smart screens,” as he referred to it, requires more work and innovation. This allows you to view a OnePlus TV with an integrated voice assistant and some sort of remote structure, such as the minimalistic Apple TV remote.
OnePlus also seeks to leverage machine learning advances and 5G connectivity for the construction of tools for the car industry. This would make it possible for the company to join the linked car industry, which is almost the aim of every technology company. The company can also develop business instruments using the same technology as it expands beyond mobile phones.
These projects may, however, be some time into the future and the OnePlus TV is what we, as consumers, might see the earliest in all the projects that Lau mentioned.