OnePlus Open Foldable Phone Leaked for October Reveal
The anticipation for OnePlus’ inaugural foldable smartphone, known as the OnePlus Open, has been a rollercoaster ride for tech enthusiasts. Initial rumors suggested a late August announcement, but setbacks related to the chosen screen supplier, BOE, led to delays, ultimately resulting in a switch to Samsung panels. Now, we’re in for another twist in the tale.
OnePlus Open to Launch in October?
Renowned tipster Max Jambor, who has proven to be a reliable source of OnePlus-related news, has shared the latest development regarding the OnePlus Open’s unveiling date. The much-awaited foldable device is now set to make its debut on October 19th, which is nearly a month away from today. This date represents a considerable delay from the original, albeit unofficial, target date and even the revised late September/early October timeframe.
OnePlus executives recently attended the TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 event, where they confirmed that the company’s first-ever foldable phone would launch “soon.” While specific dates and detailed specifications were not disclosed during the event, we can expect to see teasers and updates on OnePlus.com and the company’s official forum and social media channels in the near future.
The OnePlus Open’s hardware is expected to draw inspiration from the OPPO Find N3, and both devices are likely to cater to different regions. The OnePlus Open is poised to go global, while the Find N3 will likely remain exclusive to the Chinese market, following in the footsteps of its predecessor, the Find N2. Although an official release date for the OPPO Find N3 remains unconfirmed, it is anticipated to coincide with or closely follow the OnePlus Open’s launch.
With OnePlus’ significant global presence, particularly in key markets like India and the United States, the introduction of the OnePlus Open will intensify competition in the foldable smartphone market. In the US, Samsung currently faces limited competition, primarily from Motorola, and even then, it’s primarily the Galaxy Z Flip that poses a challenge. Horizontal foldable phones remain relatively rare on the global market, making OnePlus’ entry all the more intriguing.
For those eager to delve into the specifications of the OnePlus Open and its sibling, the OPPO Find N3, key details have been shared by Digital Chat Station. Notable figures include a 7.82-inch inner display and a 6.31-inch outer display, the latter featuring a standard 20:9 aspect ratio.
As we approach the October 19th unveiling date for the OnePlus Open, the excitement among tech enthusiasts continues to grow. OnePlus’ foray into the foldable smartphone arena promises to bring innovation and competition to the market, and it will be interesting to see how it stacks up against its rivals. Stay tuned for further updates and insights as the launch date draws nearer.
Pokdepinion: On a hardware level, I’m sure it will be impressive but what I’m most curious about is the UI. How optimized would it be to take advantage of the bigger screen size.