The wraps are finally off – OnePlus has finally and officially unveiled its first-ever foldable, the OnePlus Open (interesting name, by the way). Given the popularity of foldable smart devices in the past few years, it was only a matter of time before OnePlus followed suit, giving brand loyalists and curious would-be buyers the chance to try out a OnePlus-branded foldable device.
While many might dismiss the OnePlus Open as just a rebranded Oppo Find N3, it should be mentioned that both devices still have some differences, especially when it comes to exclusive software features. Setting that aside though, the OnePlus Open is a pretty impressive device in its own right, offering users some compelling reasons to buy one – but the question is, what can you expect should you decide to grab one for yourself?
Design and Displays
As with most foldables, the OnePlus Open comes with two displays, which consists of an external cover display, with a main folding display on the inner part of the device. In the case of the Open, the LTPO OLED cover display measures 6.31 inches with a resolution of 1116 x 2484 pixels, protected by OnePlus’ Ceramic Guard strengthened glass. Meanwhile, the larger LTPO AMOLED inner display is undoubtedly the star of this show, measuring 7.82 inches, bringing it close to 8-inch tablet territory. Both displays come with 120Hz refresh rates, as well as a peak brightness of up to 2800 nits.
The rest of the device’s external design consists of the foldable chassis, which bears a strong resemblance to the Oppo Find N3 (as mentioned earlier). OnePlus says that the Open is designed to be durable, and it even comes with IPX4 splash resistance. There’s a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for biometrics, and a mute switch that can be set to ring, vibrate, or silent. There’s also a quad-speaker setup with four grills positioned on the frame of the device, that OnePlus says comes with Dolby Atmos enhancement.
Internal Specs and Battery
Like many premium phones that were launched this year, the OnePlus Open is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which again we have to say is one of the best chipsets we’ve seen in a while, offering a balance of power efficiency and performance. The device also packs 512GB of internal storage, and 16GB of RAM which should be more than enough for media storage and performance – by comparison, most laptops nowadays still ship with 256GB + 8GB RAM configurations.
In terms of software, the device comes with Android 13 layered with Oxygen OS, meaning that users get access to some exclusive OnePlus software, in addition to a generally clean interface. For power, the OnePlus Open runs on a 4,805 mAh battery, which the company’s engineers have somehow managed to cram into the device’s rather slim design. The battery comes with support for 67W fast charging, and reverse wired charging as well.
As with all OnePlus flagship devices from the past couple of years, the Open’s camera hardware was developed with some additional features courtesy of Hasselblad (in addition to the undeniably fancy branding that comes with it). As for the actual hardware, there are five cameras built into the OnePlus Open, which includes the device’s main triple setup – this consists of a main 48 MP, f/1.7, 24mm lens, a 64 MP, f/2.6, 70mm telephoto lens, and a 48 MP, f/2.2, 14mm ultrawide lens.
For the selfie camera, OnePlus has included two sensors on the inner screen with a 20MP, f/2.2, 20mm ultrawide lens, and a 32MP, f/2.4, 22mm lens on the external display. Video on the main camera setup maxes out at 4K resolution with up to 60 fps, with support for HDR10+ as well as Dolby Vision.
Pricing and Availability
With all this hardware onboard, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the OnePlus Open is pretty expensive – for buyers in the UK, the device is priced at £1,599 and is currently available for pre-order, although it doesn’t look like there’s an option for the sweet trade-in deal that buyers in the USA get. The device starts shipping out on November 17 and November 21.