OnePlus Open Launch Likely Delayed, But For A Justifiable Reason

OnePlus Open: A Delayed Arrival for the Highly-Anticipated Foldable Smartphone from OnePlus

OnePlus Open Launch Pushed

With the recent unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5, the tech world is eagerly waiting for OnePlus to introduce its own foldable smartphone. Initially rumored to launch in August, a new development suggests that the debut of the OnePlus foldable, known as OnePlus Open, might face a delay. Let’s dive into the details.

Renowned tipster Max Jambor shared on Twitter that the launch of OnePlus Open has been pushed back from its speculated August 29 release date. This unexpected delay raises eyebrows, especially considering that OnePlus is entering the foldable smartphone market after its competitors have already presented their offerings for the year.

Earlier, OnePlus hinted at the device’s name, “Open,” leaving fans excited for its arrival. However, this recent setback comes as a result of OnePlus changing its display panel supplier. The company had initially planned to use display technology from BOE, but it seems they have now decided to partner with Samsung for the OnePlus Open’s display panel.

While this delay may disappoint fans, it is worth considering the advantages of relying on Samsung’s display technology. Samsung has a proven track record of producing top-notch displays, as seen in their flagship devices like the Galaxy S23 Ultra and their recently launched foldable smartphones. For OnePlus, as a brand aiming to make a strong impression with their first foldable device, it makes sense to partner with Samsung for their display needs. This ensures that OnePlus Open will not lag behind in any aspect of its design.

Turning our attention to the rumored specifications of the OnePlus Open, the device is expected to feature the powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, an 8-inch inner foldable QHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and a robust 4,800mAh battery with 80W fast charging support. It may also offer 16GB of DDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS 4.0 storage. Leaked renders of the device suggest that it will continue OnePlus’ collaboration with Hasselblad, featuring a 48MP primary camera, a 48MP ultra-wide lens, and a 64MP telephoto lens. Additionally, the phone is likely to run OxygenOS 13, based on Android 14, with optimizations specifically tailored for the foldable form factor.

As of now, the OnePlus Open is expected to make its debut by the end of this year. However, until there is an official confirmation from the brand, this timeline remains uncertain. Stay tuned for further updates as we continue to track OnePlus Open’s journey into the foldable smartphone space. Share your thoughts and expectations for this highly-anticipated device in the comments below.

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