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(Pocket-lint) - OnePlus tried to steal your attention from Samsung’s Unpacked, by teasing the eve before the event that it might unveil a foldable phone. 

The company took to social media on Tuesday to share a brief video clip of what looks like a foldable - along with the caption "8.11 10am ET". Keep in mind Samsung had an event scheduled for that exact time, where it ended up unveiling not one but two foldable phones: Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3. 

A few minutes into the Samsung announcement, Pocket-lint went looking for an update on OnePlus' own foldable phone. Little was revealed in the teaser the night before, including what exactly the device is and what we could expect. Many reports were skeptical and wondered if it could be some sort of case or an accessory for Samsung's foldable (although that would be odd as well).

Turns out none of that was right.

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OnePlus once again shared on Instagram a video of its mystery dual-screen device. But this second clip is longer than the first, ultimately revealing that it's just two side-by-side OnePlus 9 phones. The caption reads: "Half off. Literally. Get the OnePlus 9 for 50 per cent off. Link in bio."

Yeah. OnePlus didn't announce a foldable phone during Unpacked. Instead, it trolled Samsung, and the rest of us apparently, with a half-off sale. It's not even a true deal either. You have to get it through T-Mobile and activate a new line of service. You'll receive $375 back in 24 monthly bill credits.

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To see what Samsung unveiled at Unpacked, see our roundup of the biggest announcements here. You can find the OnePlus 9 sale here.

Writing by Maggie Tillman. Originally published on 11 August 2021.