After a lot of teasers and leaks, the OnePlus Open finally became official. It’s the first foldable phone from OnePlus, and the smartphone maker has made a valiant effort to make the device stand out from the rest.
To be exact, one of the primary highlights of the OnePlus Open is its design. It features a shorter and relatively wider book-style foldable form factor. Such a design enhances comfort and makes it easier to handle such a large-sized phone.
And before you ask, it’s based on the Oppo Find N3, which has also just dropped. But the OnePlus Open will be for more global markets.
Main Highlights of the OnePlus Open
There are a lot of things that make the OnePlus Open a great choice as a book-style foldable. Among them, these are the primary highlights:
Enhanced Displays for Top-Notch Viewing Experience
The OnePlus Open features a 6.31-inch panel on the external cover. It’s an LTPO AMOLED display with 2484x1116px resolution. OnePlus calls it Super Fluid LTP 3.0 screen, which comes with a dynamic refresh rate ranging from 10 to 120Hz. And it features a closer to the traditional aspect ratio, sitting at 20:9.
Besides, the external screen of the OnePlus Fold can reach 1400 NIT of typical brightness and 2800 NIT of peak brightness. And for the interior display, the device comes with a 7.82-inch Flexi-fluid LTPO 3.0 AMOLED screen. It, too, has a dynamic refresh rate, but the range is from 1 to 120Hz.
The interior display features a 1.0758:1 aspect ratio, which is basically what makes the Open shorter and wider. Also, the brightness ratings of the display are the same as the external display.
Eye-catching Design and Lightweight Build
OnePlus Open comes in two different color options. There’s the Voyager Black and Emerald Dusk. The latter is the classic OnePlus color that we’ve all seen in the past few releases. But what’s interesting is that the Emerald Dusk weighs 245 grams, while the Voyager Black is 239 grams. The weight difference is likely for different coatings.
But no matter which one you pick, you’ll end up with a lighter foldable device. To compare, the flagship foldable from Samsung, the Galaxy Z Fold5, weighs 253 grams. And you also get the classic OnePlus alert slider on the side.
That said, the design of the OnePlus Open doesn’t just prioritize comfort and looks. It also aims to make you more productive. When you unfold the device, you will be greeted with OnePlus Canvas. OnePlus says that it has been designed from the ground up to level up multitasking.
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Besides, OnePlus has also confirmed that 95% of the mainstream apps have support for the expanded display. You can also play with the active window by resizing it and converting the running apps into a multi-window setup. On that note, the internal display can have three windows at a time. And you can keep them in both horizontal and vertical views.
Top-notch Camera Configuration of OnePlus Open
With the OnePlus Open, OnePlus is pushing the boundaries on imaging. The foldable device comes with five cameras. They all feature Hasselblad tuning, making them more capable of taking some amazing shots.
On the back, the Open features a Sony LYTIA-T808, which is a brand-new 48MP “pixel stacked” sensor. It measures 1/1.43-inch and comes with a 24mm f/1.7 optically stabilized lens on the top.
Also, the LYTIA-T808 comes with dual-layer transistor technology. It’s essentially a redesigned pixel architecture that aims to offer better light sensitivity.
There’s a 48MP 1/2-inch ultrawide sensor with 14mm f/2.2 lens and autofocus. The last camera on the back is a 64MP telephoto sensor with a 3 x 70mm f/2.6 stabilized lens.
The other two cameras of the OnePlus Open are selfie cameras. Its external display comes with a 32MP snapper, while the internal display features a 20MP selfie shooter.
Flagship Specs of OnePlus Open
Under the hood, the OnePlus Open comes with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. OnePlus has paired this flagship SoC with 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 512GB of storage. And to power the internals, the foldable device has a 4805mAH battery with 67W fast charging support.
OnePlus says that the battery can go from 1% to 100% in just 42 minutes. This means you don’t need to worry much when you find the phone’s battery at low levels. Also, the battery will easily offer you more than one day of use.
The OnePlus Open is available in a single configuration, which comes with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. And it’s available at £1,599 or €1,799. Currently, the phone is in the pre-order phase, which will end on October 26. After that, the phone will start shipping.
Those who pre-order the phone will get a free OnePlus Buds 2 Pro. Also, there’s a 10% discount for students. On that note, Open sales will begin on October 27. Fresh OnePlus Open owners will get 10% off on the OnePlus Pad and a 30% discount on Nord Buds 2, Buds Pro 2, and Buds 2R until November 30.