The much-anticipated OnePlus Open, the first foldable smartphone from OnePlus, is expected to make its official appearance in the near future. During an event held on September 20, OnePlus unveiled that their groundbreaking foldable device will soon hit the market, though the specific name is yet to be confirmed. While the brand has not officially announced a date, a recent leak hints at the OnePlus Open’s launch on October 19. As for the specifications, the phone is anticipated to be powered by the advanced octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, accompanied by a generous 16GB RAM and 256GB built-in storage.
OnePlus made an official statement during the TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 event in San Francisco, California, assuring consumers that their inaugural foldable smartphone is set to redefine the concept of foldable devices, offering a compact structure with exceptional flagship experiences. The company also promised to share further details about the device on their official website, forums, and social media channels. Although the official name “OnePlus Open” has not been confirmed this time, it was previously teased a few months ago.
Prominent tipster Max Jambor (@MaxJmb) on X (formerly Twitter) has suggested that the OnePlus Open will make its debut on October 19. Initially, it was reported that OnePlus planned to release their foldable phone in August, but due to a last-minute decision to switch from BOE displays to Samsung panels, the launch was postponed.
The OnePlus Open is expected to adopt an outward folding design similar to competitors such as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, Pixel Fold, and Vivo X Fold 2. It is rumored to be a derived version of the Oppo Find N2. The device is likely to launch initially in China, with subsequent global releases planned for markets including India and the US.
OnePlus has been diligently working on a foldable smartphone for quite some time now, and its price is expected to be set below Rs. 1,20,000.
Potential Specifications of OnePlus Open (expected)
According to rumors, the OnePlus Open will likely be equipped with the powerful octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, along with 16GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The device is also rumored to feature a 7.8-inch 2K AMOLED inner display and a 6.3-inch AMOLED cover screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz.
Additionally, the OnePlus Open is rumored to sport a triple rear camera setup, comprising of a 50-megapixel sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS), a 48-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide lens, and a 32-megapixel sensor with a periscope lens. For the front camera, two 32-megapixel sensors may handle the selfie duties.
In conclusion, the OnePlus Open is eagerly anticipated by tech enthusiasts worldwide. With its impressive specifications and innovative foldable design, OnePlus aims to make a significant impact in the market for foldable phones. Stay tuned for further updates on this groundbreaking device.