Introducing the OnePlus Open: Oppo’s First Foldable Device
Exciting news for tech enthusiasts and smartphone lovers alike, as Oppo sub-brand OnePlus unveils its first-ever foldable device – the OnePlus Open. Available for pre-orders starting today, this innovative gadget is set to hit the market on October 26th, retailing at $1,699 (€1,799 / £1,599).
The OnePlus Open is the result of a collaborative project between OnePlus and its parent company Oppo. Interestingly, in China, the device will be marketed under the Oppo brand name as the Oppo Find N3. One standout feature of this foldable phone is the signature alert slider by OnePlus, providing seamless usability.
Durability is a major concern when it comes to foldable devices, and OnePlus has certainly excelled in this aspect. The OnePlus Open has successfully passed rigorous testing, with the ability to endure a staggering one million folding cycles. This is five times more than its competitors, showcasing OnePlus’ commitment to longevity. Additionally, the hinge is anticipated to last for over 10 years, even after the phone ceases to receive software updates.
In terms of design, the OnePlus Open boasts a sleek profile, measuring only 5.8mm when unfolded and weighing a mere 239 grams. The device supports 5G connectivity and comes with access to Google’s apps and services, ensuring a seamless user experience.
The inner folding screen is another highlight, measuring 7.82 inches with a resolution of 2440 x 2268. It offers a refresh rate of 120Hz and a peak brightness of 2,800 nits. While there is a slight crease, OnePlus has employed a teardrop-shaped folding mechanism to minimize its visibility.
Water splashes are no cause for concern, as the OnePlus Open carries an IPX4 rating for resistance against splashes. This adds an extra layer of protection for users always on the go.
Running on OxygenOS 13.2, based on Android 13, the OnePlus Open introduces optimizations specifically designed for its larger screen. Users will enjoy features such as a taskbar and the ability to multitask by running multiple apps side by side. Furthermore, the Open Canvas feature allows users to tile apps on the screen to maintain usable aspect ratios.
Performance-wise, the OnePlus Open is powered internally by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage. This ensures smooth and efficient operation for even the most demanding users. The device also offers a substantial 4,805mAh battery with fast charging capabilities of up to 67W, promising minimal downtime for tech enthusiasts.
Photography enthusiasts will appreciate the Hasselblad-branded triple lens camera setup on the rear, capable of recording in Dolby Vision HDR. Selfie lovers won’t be disappointed either, with a pair of front-facing cameras armed with 20- and 32-megapixel sensors.
For those interested in a comprehensive review of the OnePlus Open’s performance, tech critic Allison Johnson has shared her full review on our website ‘Insider Wales Sport.’
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