OnePlus has finally raised the curtain on its first foldable smartphone, the ‘OnePlus Open’. The OPPO Find N3 is the same phone and was launched in China earlier today. It’s probably a part of the marketing strategy as OnePlus is more appealing to the global markets. The OnePlus Open introduces a groundbreaking foldable phone, adopting a compact book-style folding concept. The light and slim form factor makes it one of the best foldable devices to hold in the hand. It feels like a normal phone from the outside with a 20:9 aspect ratio. OnePlus has managed to keep the crease so small that it is barely noticeable, offering a tablet-like experience to the users. OnePlus Open sports features like five cameras at the rear and the signature Alert Slider.
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OnePlus Open: Design
In terms of design, the Open follows the footsteps of the Galaxy Z Fold 5, featuring a book-style folding mechanism but in a more compact form factor. The smartphone weighs just 239 grams and is one of the slimmest and lightest foldable devices on the market. The device is just 5.8mm thick when opened, while 11.7mm upon folding. OnePlus has employed an enhanced ‘Flexion’ hinge, boasting a single-spine architecture that reduces the overall component count to 69 elements, resulting in a smaller and smoother hinge.
Additionally, the Open leverages the use of titanium alloy and carbon fibre material for enhanced durability. It guarantees that the crease on the Open is “almost imperceptible,” thanks to the innovative Flexion Hinge, which permits the phone to fold perfectly flat, significantly reducing the presence of any creases. According to OnePlus, this approach ensures users will enjoy an “uninterrupted Pro tablet-like experience” with the OnePlus Open. OnePlus has gone one step further to test the hinges for 10 lakh folds by Tuv Rheinland for reliable folding.
Regarding colour choices, the OnePlus Open comes in two exquisite options: Emerald Dusk and Voyager Black. Notably, the Voyager Black variant showcases a leather-like finish on its rear surface.
Have a look at what MKBHD has to say about the new foldable in the market.
The huge camera bump at the back makes the smartphone wobble whenever you use it while placing it on a surface. It might be a big disappointment for some in the prolonged usage.
OnePlus Open: Specifications & Features
Moving on to the specifications and features, the OnePlus Open boasts a 7.82-inch 2K AMOLED primary display, offering a remarkable 120Hz refresh rate and an astounding peak brightness of 2,800 nits. It further excels with a 240Hz touch response rate and Ultra-Thin Glass for display protection. In its folded state, the device presents a 6.31-inch 2K AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a layer of Ceramic Guard for added security.
Under the hood, the Open relies on the robust Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, expertly paired with the Adreno 740 GPU. This foldable smartphone offers an impressive 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 512GB UFS 4.0 internal storage. It also supports RAM expansion options of up to 4GB, 8GB, and 12 GB.
In the realm of photography, the phone showcases a 48MP Sony LYT-T808 primary camera, complemented by a 64MP OmniVision OV64B telephoto camera featuring 3X optical zoom, and a 48MP Sony IMX581 ultra-wide-angle lens. Selfie enthusiasts can delight in a 20MP primary front camera and a secondary front-facing 32MP camera. The camera promises great nighttime photography.
The OnePlus Open packs a 4,805mAh dual-cell battery, which supports 67W SUPERVOOC Charging. An 80W SUPERVOOC adapter is included in the box. The device also comes with an IR Blaster and an IPX4 rating.
In terms of software experience, it runs on OxygenOS 13.2, software based on Android 13 out of the box and promises 4 years of OS updates and 5 years of security updates. Here are some of the software features of the OnePlus Open:
- Open Canvas: Most of the apps would instantly switch from the inner display to the outer one and vice-versa.
- Split Screen: The split screen feature on the OnePlus Open allows you to open multiple apps simultaneously by simply swiping two fingers down in the middle of the screen.
- Drag and Drop Sharing: Open recent apps by tapping the taskbar or share recent files and photos directly from the taskbar by dragging them to apps.
Moreover, the Open offers an array of additional features, including support for 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C 3.2, and an alert slider. It also integrates Dolby Atmos technology to enhance the audio experience.
OnePlus Open: Price in India
The OnePlus Open in India stands at ₹1,39,999 for the 16GB + 512GB storage variant. This foldable phone is available in two distinct colour variants: Voyager Black and Emerald Dusk. You can purchase the device through platforms such as Amazon, the official OnePlus India website, Reliance Digital, and some select offline stores. You can Pre-order the device starting today, with open sales scheduled on October 27th.
Notably, ICICI Bank and OneCard cardholders will be entitled to benefits of ₹5,000, while Reliance Jio’s ₹699 postpaid plan users can reap benefits worth ₹15,000.
That is all about the OnePlus Open for now. Let us know what you think about the first foldable by OnePlus in the comments below.
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