The foldable smartphone market has been in the works for quite some time now, and with Samsung stagnating and Google overpriced, a few new players are looking to enter the scene. Among them is Chinese manufacturer OnePlus, which has been teasing its entry into the category for some time now. The company might be ready to take the wraps off its OnePlus Open foldable at an event later this week.
The OnePlus Open has been a significant topic of speculation for the past few months now, and thanks to some recent leaks, we have a better idea about what to expect from the device. The OnePlus Open is expected to have a 7.8-inch 2K AMOLED folding display, along with a 6.3-inch AMOLED cover screen that will support a 120Hz refresh rate. The OnePlus Open will also have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage space.
For cameras, the OnePlus Open is expected to feature a 48MP primary sensor, a 20MP ultrawide sensor, and a 64MP telephoto sensor. The phone may capture 1080p videos, and the OnePlus Open will come with a dual-frequency GPS for more accurate positioning. The OnePlus Open will also have IR night vision for enhanced low-light photography.
Regarding design, the OnePlus Open is expected to be inspired by OPPO’s Find N2 and Find N3 phones. According to leaked renders from OnLeaks and Smartprix, the OnePlus Open will have an alert slider, triple speaker setup, and hinge mechanism similar to those on the Oppo phones.
As for software, the OnePlus Open is expected to run Android 14 based on Oxygen OS. The phone might also come with a 3x periscope camera that will allow it to capture images and videos from various angles.
The OnePlus Open is expected to cost around $1,500 when it launches later this month. This makes it a few hundred dollars cheaper than the Pixel Fold and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, which should help the OnePlus Open attract customers looking for a value-for-money foldable. The OnePlus Open will be available in multiple color options and will likely go on sale starting October 19. The device will be available for pre-order from September 26 to 29.