OnePlus Open Arrives in India: 5 Key Takeaways
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- OnePlus has finally unveiled its first foldable smartphone, the OnePlus Open, in India
- It comes with a 6.31-inch 120Hz OLED cover display and a 7.82-inch 120Hz OLED foldable display
- The smartphone is available in a single 16GB RAM and 512GB storage option and costs Rs 1,39,999
OnePlus has entered the foldable smartphone scene by introducing the OnePlus Open. This marks the Chinese smartphone maker’s first entry into the world of phones that can bend in half. This much-awaited release is set to offer fresh experiences to consumers in India. In this article, we’ll highlight the standout aspects of the OnePlus Open’s arrival in India, covering its features, price, and availability.
Design and Display
The OnePlus Open flaunts a 6.31-inch 120Hz OLED cover display and a 7.82-inch 120Hz OLED foldable display. Both displays offer Dolby Vision and 2800 nits of peak brightness. The smartphone looks similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 with a notebook-like folding design. However, the in-hand feel is different and relatively more polished. That’s because the OnePlus Open feels like a regular smartphone in its folded form. The height and width of the cover display will be familiar to the average smartphone user.
Under the hood, it draws power from the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset paired with 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 512GB of UFS 4.0 storage. Unfortunately, the smartphone doesn’t offer any microSD card support. While we have not extensively used the device, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 paired with a massive 16GB of RAM is sure to offer power-packed performance in every aspect.
In terms of optics, the smartphone features a 48MP primary sensor with OIS, a 64MP telephoto sensor with 3x optical zoom, and a 48MP ultrawide sensor. It also comes with Hasselblad color calibration and can shoot 4K videos at up to 60fps. On the cover display, the device houses a 32MP selfie camera, and on the foldable display, it features a 20MP punch hole camera.
The device will get its power from a 4,805mAh battery which supports 67W fast wired charging. It is claimed to go from 1 to 100% in just 42 minutes. However, the smartphone lacks wireless charging support, which feels like the biggest drawback of a flagship smartphone in 2023.
Price and Availability
The OnePlus Open costs Rs 1,39,999, and it is already available for pre-orders in India. It will go on sale from October 27 and will include a 100GB Google One subscription for 6 months, a YouTube Premium subscription for 6 months, and a Microsoft 365 subscription for 3 months.
Moreover, the company is offering an Rs 8,000 trade-in bonus on select devices and a no-cost EMI for up to 12 months. ICICI bank and One card holders will get an Rs 5,000 instant discount, and JioPlus users will enjoy benefits worth Rs 15,000.
Despite being on the expensive side of the spectrum, the OnePlus Open promises power-packed performance and will surely give fierce competition to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold5. As the latest offering from OnePlus offers a more normal-looking cover display, an almost crease-free experience, and a host of other compelling features at a competitive price point.