ONEPLUS REFUSES TO COMPROMISE WITH ITS INAUGURAL FOLDABLE SMARTPHONE IT’S ONEPLUS OPEN

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Embracing the ‘Never Settle’ mantra, OnePlus Open lives up to this ethos right from the moment you unbox it. The device includes an 80W SUPERVOOC power brick, a noteworthy inclusion, given the current market trends. OnePlus’s debut in the foldable smartphone arena is poised to intensify competition.

Design-wise, the device features a spacious camera module that might not cater to everyone’s preferences, yet it offers utility as a comfortable finger rest. The foldable phone boasts five cameras, with three on the back and one for each screen, except for video calls. The primary cameras are primarily used in conjunction with the cover screen as a viewfinder.

One Plus Open

When unfolded, the phone lies almost flat, with a thickness of 5.8mm, making it slimmer and lighter than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5. The back of the Voyager Black edition features vegan leather, though this may not appeal to everyone. The cover screen is equipped with robust glass and an anti-reflective coating, enhancing the viewing experience, despite the aspect ratio causing black bars during video playback.

A shared challenge with most foldable phones, including OnePlus Open, is the tendency to collect fingerprints. Notably, the phone retains the convenient alert slider on the side, along with a power button doubling as a fingerprint reader and facial unlocking.

One Plus Open

The device is equipped with a triple speaker setup optimized for spatial audio, offering excellent audio quality at moderate volumes, albeit outperformed by the Galaxy Z Fold5 at high volumes. The crease, a common feature in foldable phones, is slightly less prominent on the OnePlus Open.

One of the standout features is the cover screen, featuring a standard 20:9 aspect ratio, making it suitable for daily use. Users can unfold the phone for multitasking or media consumption.

The cover screen utilizes a Super Fluid AMOLED display with a dynamic refresh rate of 10 to 120Hz. The unfolded screen is a 7.82-inch tablet-like display with Flexi-fluid AMOLED and a wide range of features, including a touch response rate of 240Hz, Dolby Vision HDR, and exceptional brightness levels, reaching up to 2,800 nits.

One Plus Open

Performance-wise, the phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, delivering fast and responsive performance for everyday tasks and gaming. OnePlus’s software enhancements, like Open Canvas, provide a productive multi-app experience. The phone promises extended software support, offering at least four Android OS upgrades and five years of security updates from the launch date, running on OxygenOS 13.2 based on Android 13.

The camera system comprises a 48MP main camera, a 48MP ultra-wide camera, and a 64MP telephoto lens, all offering impressive results. With Hasselblad’s partnership, the color science is distinctive, delivering natural colors and excellent dynamic range, though low-light performance may have limitations with moving subjects.

One Plus Open
One Plus Open

Battery life is a strong suit, with a 4,805mAh battery ensuring all-day usage. However, the absence of stylus support and wireless charging are notable drawbacks for a premium device.

In conclusion, OnePlus Open marks an impressive entry into the foldable smartphone market, offering great promise. It delivers strong performance, a capable camera system, and robust software support. While it excels in various aspects, it could benefit from pricing adjustments to make foldable phones more accessible. OnePlus Open joins the foldable phone evolution at an opportune moment.

Price: ₹ 139,999(16GB RAM & 512 GB Storage)

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