The OnePlus Open, which is the company's first foldable smartphone, was first shown off with a tall and narrow shape like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 (review). However, a fresh set of renders revealed the device sporting a new profile that is closer to the Google Pixel Fold, although most of the specs could be unchanged.
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The same source (via SmartPrix) that shared the previous images of the OnePlus Open has updated what could the new look of the final model be. What is most stark is how the device has undergone a significant change by having a wider aspect ratio now. This shows the OnePlus Open could mirror the Oppo Find N2 from its sister company more as well as the recent Pixel Fold which we reviewed.
In addition, there are visible changes to the corners, which are now rounder. The 6.3-inch cover display also looks to have adapted to this by having a bigger radius for its angles. The inner section where the folding screen is housed has the selfie camera repositioned at the top of the right corner. Furthermore, it is speculated to retain the 7.8-inch wide measurement with a 120 Hz refresh rate and 2K resolution.
At the same time, the camera bump with the three cameras appears to be larger as it occupies the majority of the textured rear. We can still see the three sensors alongside what is believed to be a laser sensor. The alert slider is also present on one side while the speakers at the sides get new placements.
It is expected that the specs of the OnePlus Open will remain the same as before. We could be looking at a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset mated to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage. The battery capacity is said to be rated at 4,800 mAh and supports 100 watts fast charging. Lastly, the camera module is composed of a 48 MP main sensor, a 48 MP ultrawide camera, and a new 64 MP periscope shooter with 3x optical zoom.
What's unclear is whether the OnePlus Open will carry water-resistant certification and stylus compatibility as with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Google Pixel Fold. Notably, the Oppo Find N2, which was exclusive to China, didn't feature any of these hardware advantages.
The OnePlus Open was first rumored to be unveiled on August 29 in New York. However, leaker Max Jambor mentioned the launch will be moved to a later date and could break cover sometime in September due to the company changing its display supplier.
Which aspect ratio of the OnePlus Open do you prefer? Does the wider one have more practical use cases? Share your answers with us in the comments.