OnePlus has finally confirmed the launch date of the OnePlus Open, which is the company’s first foldable phone. The event will be held at 7:30 pm (local time) in Mumbai, India.
Talking about the arrival of the new foldable phone, OnePlus president and COO Kinder Liu told to The Verge that the currently available foldable phones from Samsung and Google are thick and heavy. Hence, one of the major attractions of the Open is that it is a thin and lightweight device.
In a recent leak, reliable tipster Digital Chat Station revealed that the OnePlus Open will weigh only 239 grams. In addition, the tipster revealed that the device in the device will measure 11.7mm in the folded state and its thickness will be only 5.8mm when unfolded.
For those who don’t know, the OnePlus Open will be a rebranded version of the OPPO Find N3, which is also debuting on the same date globally. The Find N3 will be released in certain markets, such as China, whereas the Open will be available in India and the US. It is unclear whether the two devices will have any significant differences in their specifications.
The key specifications of the OnePlus Open that the rumour mill has revealed include a 7.82-inch foldable AMOLED panel that offers a 2K resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. It will feature the 3.36GHz Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip, 48-megapixel triple rear cameras including a periscope camera, and a 4,800mAh battery with 67W fast charging. While the N3 is said to support wireless charging, the Open will lack support for wireless charging.
In related news, the OPPO event on Oct. 19 will also see the arrival of the OPPO Find N3 Flip for the global market. The flip phone has already debuted in markets like China and India, and now it is heading to other markets.