The OnePlus Open foldable phone is launching in India this week and this launch event is meant to focus on the global markets at the same time. OnePlus is clearly putting all its eggs in one basket with the OnePlus Open, the name officially confirmed for its first foldable in the market. OnePlus and Oppo have worked together on the same device for both brands, which is likely to focus on different markets. So, what is so special about the OnePlus Open that has got everyone excited and is it going to be worth the hype? Here are all the launch details for the OnePlus Open and its possible features.
OnePlus Open Launch Date, Event Time, Where To Watch Online
OnePlus Open is launching in India on Thursday, October 19. The event will take place in Mumbai and it starts at 7:30 PM IST along with other countries in different time zones. OnePlus is also expected to have the event live-streamed through its official YouTube page and website, so you can catch up on all the updates from there on the event day as well.
OnePlus Open Expected Price in India
The OnePlus Open’s expected price in India has been recently leaked by tipster Abhishek Yadav, who claims that the OnePlus Open will cost Rs 1,39,999 in India when it launches later this week. At this price, the OnePlus Open will be available for less than what people must pay for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 in the country.
OnePlus Open Expected Sale Date in India
The same tipster reckons the OnePlus Open expected sale date in India will be October 27 which is more than a week after its debut in the country.
OnePlus Open Expected Specifications and Features
OnePlus Open is undoubtedly going to be a feature-packed device so it might be a bit hard to pinpoint a few particular aspects of the phone but here they are:
The first thing you notice from the event teaser is the shape and form factor of the OnePlus Open. It is most likely to feature a book-style layout which has been the norm with most foldables that have launched in the market to date. It will also have the popular alert slider to let you control the phone’s settings. OnePlus has also designed the phone in a way to gives it a light footprint without compromising on its durability.
Outer Display Takes Centrestage
The OnePlus Open is expected to get a 7.8-inch display in the unfolded mode, while the outer screen could measure at 6.31-inch which might also offer a 120Hz refresh rate. If these features are true, expect the OnePlus Open to deliver a fluid screen experience.
OnePlus is expected to take the camera game to another with the Open foldable, where once again we will see the familiar presence of Hasselblad. But the device will have a triple camera setup which is expected to consist of a 64MP telephoto sensor. Cameras on a premium device need to be of the highest quality and it seems OnePlus is clearly on a mission to achieve that.
Most foldables have played it safe with their charging tech, but OnePlus wants to change that narrative once and for all. Rumours hint that the brand could bring 100W charging for its foldable, which will easily beat the nearest rival.
Other Specifications and Features
OnePlus Open should be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, paired with 12GB or 16GB RAM and offer storage up to 1TB. OnePlus will continue to use the OxygenOS 13 version with a quick turnaround to OxygenOS 14 in the coming months likely. OnePlus Open is confirmed to feature a 37 per cent smaller hinge than the one on the Oppo Find N2. The foldable device will have a 32MP front shooter to round up the package.