Chinese smartphone company OnePlus has made a highly-anticipated entry into the foldable smartphone market, showcasing its first-ever foldable device, the OnePlus Open. The OnePlus Open joins the ranks of other major manufacturers such as Samsung, Google, and Xiaomi who have also dabbled in the innovative foldable phone segment.
Keeping up with the trend set by the Galaxy Fold, the OnePlus Open opens up like a book, revealing a stunning 7.82-inch unfolded display. When folded, it boasts a 6.31-inch cover screen. The OLED display supports a rapid 120Hz refresh rate and features a robust “Ceramic Guard” cover glass to protect against mishaps and everyday wear and tear.
In terms of design, the OnePlus Open strikes a balance between the sleek Z Fold 5 and the much-anticipated Pixel Fold. It is impressively thin and lightweight, measuring 11.7mm in thickness when folded and a mere 5.8mm when unfolded. The device weighs a modest 239 grams, making it comfortable to hold and carry around.
OnePlus has pulled out all the stops in terms of camera technology for their foldable offering. They have partnered with renowned camera company Hasselblad to equip the OnePlus Open with a versatile camera setup. It features a 48-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 64-megapixel telephoto camera, and a 48-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera. Selfie enthusiasts will be pleased to find a 20-megapixel front-facing camera as well as a 32-megapixel selfie camera. The lenses are housed within a stylish circular module reminiscent of a luxury watch face.
Under the hood, the OnePlus Open is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform, ensuring smooth performance and seamless multitasking. It packs an impressive 16GB of RAM for effortless handling of various demanding tasks. The device also includes a fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button and houses a substantial 4,805mAh battery to keep users powered throughout the day. Additionally, it offers support for Wi-Fi 7 for fast and reliable connectivity.
Excitingly, the OnePlus Open is now available for pre-order and is set to launch on October 26. However, quality comes at a price, and interested buyers should expect to pay a starting price of $1,700 to get their hands on this cutting-edge device.
The OnePlus Open marks a significant milestone for the company as it steps into the competitive world of foldable smartphones. With its sleek design, advanced camera capabilities, and powerful performance, this device is expected to make waves in the market and capture the attention of smartphone enthusiasts worldwide.