OnePlus Open is the first foldable phone from OnePlus sub-brand OnePlus. Pre-orders start today at $1,699 (€1,799/£1,599) ahead of retail on October 26th. Read my colleague Alison Johnson’s detailed thoughts in our full review, or read on for a rundown of the device’s specs and features.
While the Open is a first for the OnePlus brand, it presents the device as a joint project with parent company Oppo, which previously released the Oppo Find N and Find N2 foldable devices in China. This means the OnePlus Open is a 3G foldable phone and will be sold as the Oppo Find N3 in the company’s home market. However, OnePlus wants to make sure that the OnePlus-y foldable device integrates an alarm slider, which it believes One of the distinctive features of the brand.
One of the most interesting specifications of the Open is that it can withstand a million folding cycles, which is almost five times more than its main competitors. Pixelfalte And Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, to be announced. OnePlus says the hinge should be strong enough to withstand being opened and closed 100 times a day for more than 10 years, meaning the mechanism will continue to work even if the phone stops receiving software updates. (It’s scheduled to receive four years of Android version upgrades and five years of security patches.)
OnePlus doesn’t just value durability, it also refers to the open size, which is just 5.8mm thick when open and weighs less than 239g if you opt for the black version with a vegan leather back. (There’s also a green version with a glass back that weighs a little more than 245 grams.) It’s not as thin as the thin and light version of the Honor Magic V2, which is 4.7mm thick and weighs 231 grams, making it as thin as the Huawei Mate X3. , with a thickness of 5.3mm. But OnePlus Open has it Honor devices hit the global market Unlike Huawei phones, it supports 5G network in addition to Google apps and services.
The OnePlus Open’s internal foldable display measures 7.82 inches, has a resolution of 2440 x 2268, a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz and a maximum brightness of 2800 nits. It still has a visible crease, but OnePlus says it uses a teardrop-shaped folding mechanism to minimize the appearance. The display has an ultra-thin glass layer for long service life and the entire device is IPX4 splash-proof. (For reference, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 has a stronger IPX8 rating, indicating protection against total submersion.) The display with the open cover is 6.31 inches, with the same maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz and maximum brightness of 2,800 nits and display. Accuracy. 2484×1116.
As for software, the device runs OxygenOS 13.2, which is based on Android 13 and which OnePlus has tweaked to make it work better on large open displays. At the bottom of the screen is a taskbar that provides quick access to files, favorite and recently used apps, and the ability to run multiple apps side by side.
OnePlus’ solution to the problems some apps can have when trying to run on the more unusual aspect ratios of foldable devices is a feature called Open Canvas. This allows you to arrange each of your apps on the screen so that they maintain a usable ratio at the expense of visibility, rather than resizing and expanding at the risk of error.
Internally, the phone is powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor and has 16GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. The OnePlus Open has a 4,805mAh battery with up to 67W fast charging.
Finally, on the camera front, the Open has a Hasselblad-branded triple lens setup on the back, which includes a 48MP main camera, a 64MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, and a 48MP ultra-wide-angle camera. There is support for Dolby Vision HDR recording at up to 4K and 30 frames per second. If you don’t care about HDR, you can also shoot in 4K at 60 frames per second. The rear camera is flanked by a pair of selfie cameras with 20 and 32 MP sensors between the two punch-hole notches.
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