Initial rumors about the foldable OnePlus Open pointed to an announcement at the end of August. Then came the bad news – problems with display supplier BOE first led to delays and then a switch to Samsung panels. Tipster Max Jambor has now shared an updated date for the start of the Open. Apparently the time will come on October 19th.
The date is still around a month away from today and almost two months behind the original, but never officially confirmed, schedule. And it’s a little later than the still unofficial, revised target of late September/early October. OnePlus executives attended TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 and confirmed that the company’s first foldable phone will be launching “soon.” However, neither a specific date nor details about the technical data of the OnePlus Open were revealed.
The hardware for the OnePlus Open will be based on the Oppo Find N3. The two smartphones will probably share the world – the Open goes global, the Find N3 stays in China like the Find N2. We haven’t heard anything concrete yet about when Oppo will unveil the Find N3, but it should happen around the same time as the Open. In terms of technical data, we can expect a 7.82-inch main display and a 6.31-inch cover display.
With OnePlus’ global reach, including key markets such as India and especially the US, competition will also intensify. The only foldable rival Samsung has in the US is Motorola. And Motorola only has the Razr 40 Ultra to offer as an alternative to the Galaxy Z Flip5. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5, on the other hand, has little competition on the global market. That could change with the OnePlus Open.