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OnePlus Trolls Samsung With Its Own Version of Foldable Phone Ahead of Galaxy Unpacked Event

While some Twitter users couldn't figure what was happening, many had a field day over OnePlus' smart tactic to steal Samsung's thunder.

OnePlus Trolls Samsung With Its Own Version of Foldable Phone Ahead of Galaxy Unpacked Event

Photo Credit: Twitter/ @OnePlus_USA

OnePlus posted a video that appeared to tease a new foldable phone

Highlights
  • Samsung is set to host its Galaxy Unpacked event today
  • It is expected to launch new foldable phones, TWS earbuds, smartwatches
  • Galaxy Unpacked will kick off at 7:30pm IST today

Samsung is set to launch its next-generation foldable smartphones at its Galaxy Unpacked event. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 are expected to be unveiled at the virtual event scheduled to kick off at 7:30 pm IST today, August 11. Not only will the two foldable phones come with upgrades over their predecessors but are also expected to be priced lower. However, it appears that one of Samsung's main competitors OnePlus was waiting for the moment to take a swipe at the South Korean tech giant.

On Tuesday, OnePlus tweeted a video where it teased a new foldable phone, much on the lines of what Samsung is planning to launch tonight. However, a closer look at the video showed that they appeared to be two OnePlus 9 Pro handsets, placed within what seems like LG's Dual Screen case. There was one major giveaway, though, making it obvious that it was only a cheeky dig at Samsung.

The 16-second video concluded with "8.11.21," the date of the Galaxy Unpacked event. The caption to the video read: "8.11 10am ET." This is the date and time for Samsung's event.

While some Twitter users couldn't figure what was happening, many had a field day over OnePlus' smart tactic to steal Samsung's thunder.

Sample this exchange, for example.

This, however, might have spoilt the fun for many, who thought there was going to be a face-off between Samsung and OnePlus.

“I wish I had friends that understood this joke," wrote user @Jason__Lore.

Here are some more hilarious responses to the tweet:

At its Unpacked event, apart from the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3, Samsung is also expected to launch new TWS earbuds and two smartwatch models. The TWS earbuds are expected to be Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, while the smartwatch lineup is expected to include Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. It's worth noting that Samsung has only officially teased the next-generation Galaxy Fold.


Is OnePlus cannibalising itself with the Nord 2 5G? We discussed this and more on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts.
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