Thanks to the much-anticipated OnePlus Open launch, we finally know the pricing and availability of OnePlus’ debut foldable in North America and Europe. While we already knew quite a lot about the new handset thanks to leaks, including some of the specs and available colorways, the launch was the company’s first chance to properly show off the phone, and it did just that.
Arriving slightly late in the foldables market compared to other big names like Samsung and Google Pixel, the OnePlus Open is a new flagship for the brand trying to compete with the bigger names. The fresh handset utilizes a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset for performance, 67W super-fast charging, and a similar Hasselblad-branded camera system to the OnePlus 11 Pro. With this in mind, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the smartphone make a splash in the market, and it certainly looks destined for a spot on our list of the best OnePlus phones.
The new handset is available in two gorgeous colorways, Voyager Black and Emerald Dusk. It’s also a surprisingly durable piece of kit, with the company keen to highlight the fact it’s fold-tested the device up to “one million times.” For those who don’t know, that’s more than Samsung and Google currently offer with their foldable devices. Still, we’ve seen brands state almost endless folds before only to easily snap in users’ hands, so you can be sure we’re going to see some DIY fold testing before too long.
In terms of the display, visuals on the OnePlus Open look crystal clear and vivid thanks to its ProXDR technology and 2,800 nits peak brightness, raising the game compared to what we’ve seen from the manufacturer before. It’s also pretty nifty at recording video, capable of capturing the moment in 4K at 60fps in Dolby Vision.
It’s not all about what’s inside the phone, though, with some impressive software features arriving alongside the OnePlus Open. With the Open Canvas feature, you can open multiple pages simultaneously. The given example displayed a user flicking between Genshin Impact gameplay and a message thread discussing the game with a friend, showcasing just how much the device can deal with at one time.
Still, the big news from the OnePlus Open launch is the reveal of the pricing and availability of the device. The new flagship arrives on the market at $1,699 in North America, or €1,799/$1,599 in Europe, with pre-orders open from today and a release date of October 26. If you do opt for the device, you can rely on four years of Android updates and five years of security patches, carrying you through until at least 2028.
The OnePlus Open launch wasn’t the only new foldable going global today, with the brand’s sister company Oppo also launching the Oppo Find N3. As with the last few simultaneous launches from the companies, there’s little difference between the two devices, though it’s assumed that Oppo is orientating its smartphone towards Chinese users while the OnePlus Open is for the global markets. Still, as we don’t have exact details on the worldwide availability of the Oppo yet, we’re waiting for clarification.