OnePlus is gearing up for the launch of its highly anticipated foldable smartphone, the OnePlus Open.
As a new player in the foldable phone trend, OnePlus is ready to introduce its unique approach to this innovative design concept. The excitement surrounding this release has been building, with a plethora of leaks and reports shedding light on its features and specifications.
Initial leaked renders had already provided a glimpse into the potential design; however, recent renders from OnLeaks and SmartPrix indicate a departure from the original concept. The newly revealed images showcase significant changes in the design of the OnePlus Open. One notable alteration is a larger circular camera module placed prominently at the center-top of the rear panel.
Moreover, there seems to be a shift in the proportions of the display, suggesting a wider screen aspect ratio compared to earlier leaks. The updated renders of the OnePlus Open present a softer aesthetic with rounded corners and slimmer bezels, deviating from the initial design concept. The device features a flat outer frame with rounded edges, and adjustments have been made to the speaker placements at the top and bottom, potentially enhancing audio quality.
The rear circular camera module, a standout feature, appears to be slightly more elevated in comparison to previous designs. It accommodates three substantial camera sensors, accompanied by an additional sensor positioned beneath the ‘H’ insignia, signifying the anticipated integration of Hasselblad camera technology.
Camera specifications suggest a 50-megapixel sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS), a 48-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide lens, and a 32-megapixel sensor paired with a periscope lens on the rear side. Notably, the OnePlus Open is projected to feature dual 32-megapixel front camera sensors.
Retaining hallmark OnePlus features, such as the alert slider and a fingerprint sensor-integrated power button, the new design also continues the faux leather finish on the rear panel. On the hardware front, the OnePlus Open is expected to be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, accompanied by 16GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.
Initially set for an August 29 launch, reports have surfaced suggesting a potential delay due to OnePlus’ decision to switch to Samsung display panels instead of those from BOE. This hint of a change in production strategy adds an element of uncertainty to the release schedule.