OnePlus will launch its first foldable smartphone aptly known as OnePlus Open in mid-October. This is what a leaker claims. The launch window would place the OnePlus Open on the heels of the release of Google’s Pixel 8, which will be revealed on October 4. Find out the exact date of the OnePlus Open presentation as well as its technical sheet.
Following the announced delay, OnePlus has reportedly reserved a new launch date for OnePlus Open. Indeed, leaker Max Jambor claimed in a new message on the X platform (formerly Twitter) that the foldable would be launched during an event on October 19. It was previously announced that this event would take place in New York, where even the OnePlus 10T was presented last year.
Likewise, this timeline places OnePlus’ first foldable handset two weeks after the announcement of the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. It will therefore be interesting to see how the manufacturer will position and market the OnePlus Open compared to the competition. However, the launch could likely be followed by an immediate pre-order in some markets.
Alleged design of the OnePlus Open foldable based on old (left) and new (right) renders. / © OnLeaks/SmartPrix
OnePlus Open: Design and technical sheet
The OnePlus Open, first known as the OnePlus Fold, had already been the subject of numerous leaks. Its features are said to include a 6.3-inch Oled cover screen and a 7.8-inch foldable main screen with 2K resolution.
More importantly, both displays would have a 120Hz refresh rate. The design of OnePlus Open would resemble that of the Google Pixel Fold with shorter, but wider dimensions, comparable to the taller frame of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 ( test).
The new render of the OnePlus Open shows a shorter profile with a larger rear photo module island. / © OnLeaks / Smart Price
The OnePlus Open could feature a circular island at the back which would house a triple photo module including a 48-megapixel main lens. There would also be a new 64 MP periscopic lens associated with the 48 MP ultra-wide angle sensor. At the same time, OnePlus would retain the Hasselblad brand of the OnePlus 11 (test).
We still don’t know how much the OnePlus Open will cost. However, it would make sense for OnePlus to continue its proven strategy and make the foldable more affordable than its competitors in terms of price. For reference, the Pixel Fold (test) and the Galaxy Z Fold 5 retail for almost 1900 euros each.
What do you think of the technical sheet of this first foldable smartphone from OnePlus? Will you buy the OnePlus Open, if it’s more affordable than the Pixel Fold or Galaxy Z Fold 5?
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