OnePlus has also entered into foldable segment and launched its firs flagship smartphone – OnePlus Open. This phone features dual 2K 120Hz fluid AMOLED ProXDR displays. The cover screen sizes in at 6.31″, with an aspect ratio of 20:09. With a peak brightness of 2800nits, the 120Hz cover screen also boasts a high brightness mode (HBM) of up to 1400nits for ultra-bright, smooth, and responsive visuals during any time of the day. The cover screen is shielded by Ceramic Guard – purified ceramic crystals undergone the ion exchange process – that’s up 20% more impact resistant than Corning Gorilla Glass Victus as claimed by OnePlus.
When you opne the phone, you will get large 7.82” main display that boasts an 89.6% screen-to-body ratio. Of identical high quality as per the cover screen, this main display is fortified by 3 layers of protection – Ultra-Thin Glass that sits above the flexi OLED, a layer TPU for shielding against physical impact, and an anti-reflection screen protector to reduce everyday wear and tear.
On compatibility, the Open supports Dolby Vision video playback for more ultra-immersive modern entertainment. The OnePlus Open is equipped with a triple spatial speaker set-up. These speakers work in tandem with a proprietary spatial audio algorithm to take Dolby Atmos content to the next level.
OnePlus Open is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform combined with 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM accelerated by OnePlus’s proprietary RAM-Vita software, and 512GB of UFS 4.0 read-only memory (ROM). This phone is packed with large 4,805mAh battery and 67W SUPERVOOC charging that charge up the battery on the OnePlus Open (from 1-100%) in approximately 42 minutes. The Open also supports Wi-Fi 7 out of the box and dual 5G cellular connectivity for fast and seamless connection.
On the imaging front, this phone is armed with 48MP SONY LYTIA-T808 “Pixel Stacked” primary camera with OIS, complemented by a 64MP periscope telephoto with 6x in-sensor lossless zoom and OIS, and a 48MP ultra-wide angle camera with AutoFocus. Rear cameras aside, the Open also comes with two selfie cameras – a 20MP sensor on the main display and a 32MP camera on cover screen.
OnePlus Open is the first foldable smartphone to debut Sony’s new line of revolutionary image sensor in LYT-T808. The 1/1.43-inch large sensor boast a 1.12?m pixel size. Also known as “Dual-Layer Transistor Pixel”, the “Pixel Stacked” technology features a redesigned pixel architecture that boost light in-take and storage within a smaller physical footprint. Instead of arranging pixels on the same plane (side by side), the “Dual-Layer Transistor Pixel” architecture separates and stacks two layers of pixel transistors below the photodiodes. This allows for major expansion of light capacity, doubling the maximum light in-take and storage (Full Well Capacity), and hence allows for brighter, clearer images with significantly less overexposure very much on par with that of the IMX989, the most advanced Sony IMX 1-inch sensor that still retains a conventional pixel-structure today.
While the best main and telephoto camera on any fold ensures the quality of portrait images, OnePlus leverages the Hasselblad partnership to bring an improved Hasselblad Portrait Mode. Works particularly well in low-light, revolutionary cameras onboard the OnePlus Open works in tandem to deliver DSLR-level depth-tracking, bokeh and flare effects captured by Hasselblad cameras fitted with XCD 3,5/30, 2,8/65 and 2,5/90V lenses.
This phone runs on OxygenOS 13.2 based on Android 13, and its Open Canvas was built everyday productivity – multi-window efficiency on a large display. In fact, around 95% of mainstream apps are compatible with the extended screen real estate without forcing weird visual adjustments or resizing.
With Open Canvas, multi-window operations or “split screen” are no longer restricted to physical size of the display. Active windows can be stretched and resized as desired, with secondary windows sliding in and out of the physical display on demand (rests on virtual screen real estate), allowing users to hop between or focus in on a particular app when the user wants. Up to four app-windows can be displayed on the screen at the same time. In addition, up to nine multi-app presets can be saved for instant access.
On the design front, this phone comes in two colorways – Emerald Dusk and Voyager Black. Emerald Dusk is an iconic green colorway reserved exclusively for OnePlus flagship series. It features a matte-frosted glass rear that shimmer in adequate lighting. Micro-beads on the textured surface allows for an elegant gradient of light and shadows when viewed from different angles. Meanwhile, Voyager Black features a more understated rear cover in vegan leather that oozes class.
OnePlus’s iconic alert slider is being introduced to phablet-foldables for the first time. This slider on the OnePlus Open has been redesigned from ground up so as to fit the phone’s 5.8mm compact folding body. While size of the slider has been increased, its position on the device mid-frame has been adjusted, making things more convenient for one-handed operation. Height and width of the module interior have also been reduced by 1.7mm and 1mm respectively in comparison to that of OnePlus 11, saving up to 42% more space on device interior.
The OnePlus Open is made extremely light and compact. It weighs 239g, and measures 5.8mm when unfolded, the Open combines the handy experience of a single display smartphone and a Pro tablet without the additional bulk.
OnePlus Open has also been certified for reliable folding by international certification institute inU TV Rheinland where it was put through extreme environmental tests and 1,000,000 test-folds that amounts to way more than 100 folds per day, lasting for over 10 years.
Light makes might, and might makes “crease-minimal” – micro-openings of 0.15mm weaved onto the carbon fiber display support structure, works in tandem with the 8-axis turn-mechanism and the Flexion “water-drop”-shaped pressure-relieving hinge to keep crease at the minimal, even after extensive use.
Price and Availability
The OnePlus Open will be available in India starting October 27th, 2023, at price of INR 1,39,999. You can acquire the OnePlus Open through various channels, including OnePlus.in, the OnePlus Store App, OnePlus Experience Stores, Reliance Digital, Amazon.in and Select Partner Stores.
The OnePlus Open will be available for pre-order starting 19th October 2023. As part of the early access, users can avail benefits of up to INR 13,000.
– Users can exchange their current phones and get an exciting additional bonus of INR 8,000 on select devices.
– Users can also avail an instant bank discount of INR 5,000 on purchase via ICICI Bank Credit and Debit cards, and OneCard.
Additional Pre-order offers for JioPlus Users:
– Jio has created an exciting proposition for OnePlus Open Smartphones users. The offer provides benefits worth up to INR 15,000 on INR 699 Postpaid Plan
– Under this special offer, OnePlus 11 user can enjoy 100 GB per month with OTT benefits on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Jio TV, and additional 3 SIM for friends/family
– The offer will be available to all existing and new Jio users.