Choosing a new phone is an important decision for consumers, as it is a device that we carry with us every day. Therefore, phone manufacturers pay special attention to the design of their smartphones, both in terms of aesthetics and functionality. While Apple focuses on consistency to make the iPhone easily recognizable, Android phone-makers aim to stand out with bold and unique designs. One such phone is the upcoming OnePlus Open, which is rumored to be a folding phone that will compete with the likes of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and the Google Pixel Fold.
According to reliable leaks and rumors from trusted sources, the OnePlus Open is expected to be officially announced in the coming days. What caught our attention was the recent revision of the leaked images, which revealed a completely different design approach. We are now even more excited about the OnePlus Open!
Compared to the initial renders, the final design of the OnePlus Open appears more practical and compact. It is closer in size to the Google Pixel Fold rather than the larger foldables like the Honor Magic V2 or Xiaomi Mix Fold 3. This is definitely a positive aspect.
The punch-hole selfie camera is still located in the upper right corner of the inner display, which is a better placement compared to off-center cameras seen in other smartphones. The presence of an alert slider is also noteworthy as it would make the OnePlus Open the first folding phone with such a feature. Overall, the revised OnePlus Open looks cleaner and the aspect ratio of the screens is wider, giving it a more appealing look.
In terms of display size, the OnePlus Open is said to feature a 7.8-inch inner panel and a 6.3-inch cover screen. Both displays are expected to be larger and sharper than those of the Galaxy Z Fold 5. The OnePlus Open aims to strike the right balance between the narrowness of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and the wideness of the Pixel Fold. This should make it more comfortable to hold.
The design of the OnePlus Open is bolder and more intimidating compared to its competitors. The camera island appears larger and features a cleaner design with only an “H” logo instead of the full Hasselblad logo. The phone also seems thicker than initially expected, but this could be due to the angle of the renders. It is expected to come with a faux leather back, which not only adds to its aesthetic appeal but also makes it lighter and more durable.
The OnePlus Open is rumored to come in two colors: Voyage Black and Emerald Eclipse. The black variant is seen in the leaked renders, while the “Emerald” suggests a green color similar to other OnePlus phones.
While the OnePlus Open impresses with its design, questions remain about its durability and pricing. We hope that it will be as reliable as the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and also more affordable. Only time will tell if the OnePlus Open lives up to its promising design and becomes the best folding phone on the market.