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OnePlus Open: all the news about the company’s first foldable

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OnePlus has announced its first foldable, the OnePlus Open, after months of official teases and unofficial leaks. The company first announced its plans to release the device in February 2023, three years after CEO Pete Lau said on The Vergecast that the then-emerging technology wasn’t mature enough for the company to enter the market.

The resulting device has been pitched as a collaboration between OnePlus and parent company Oppo. It’s being branded as the OnePlus Open in some markets, and the Oppo Find N3 in the company’s domestic Chinese market. It’s technically a third-generation foldable device for Oppo, which has been producing Find N phones since 2021.

Check out our review of the OnePlus Open, or read on for the complete story of the foldable, from the company’s initial tease through to its official launch.

  • OnePlus Open review: right size, wrong price

    Green OnePlus Open folded partway on a green background.
    Another folding phone has entered the chat.

    OnePlus loves to tout its “no compromises” tagline, but in the case of its first foldable phone, a few more compromises would have been good.

    The main problem is the price: $1,700. Is the OnePlus Open a phone that feels worthy of such a high price tag? In some ways, yes. The flat edges exude iPhone in all the right ways. It’s thin for a foldable, without the chunkiness of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5. And when you open it up, the crease down the middle of the inner screen all but disappears. It’s a lovely object to hold and use.

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  • OnePlus officially launches its debut foldable, the $1,699 OnePlus Open

    The OnePlus Open standing upright, half-folded.
    The OnePlus Open with two apps running side by side.

    The OnePlus Open is the first foldable from Oppo sub-brand OnePlus. Preorders start today for $1,699 (€1,799 / £1,599) ahead of retail availability on October 26th. Check out my colleague Allison Johnson’s complete thoughts in our full review or read on for an overview of the device’s specs and features.

    Although the Open is a first for the OnePlus brand, it’s pitching the device as a collaborative project with parent company Oppo, which has previously released the Oppo Find N and Find N2 foldables in China. It means the OnePlus Open is effectively a third-generation foldable and will even be sold as the Oppo Find N3 in the company’s home market. But OnePlus is keen to emphasize the OnePlus-y inclusion of an alert slider on the foldable, which it sees as one of the brand’s signature features.

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  • So how durable is the OnePlus Open anyway?

    OnePlus says its new foldable has been “test-folded 1,000,000 times” and is certified by TÜV Rheinland. That’s a bold claim compared to the 200,000 to 500,000 folding cycles most other manufacturers claim their foldables are rated to withstand.

    OnePlus advertises that the Open has been test-folded 1,000,000 times onstage.
    A big durability claim from OnePlus.
    Image: OnePlus
  • The OnePlus Open launch event is here.

    After months of teases, OnePlus is finally kicking off its launch event for the OnePlus Open, its first foldable. We have a pretty good idea of what the device looks after Oppo launched its version of the device, the Find N3, earlier today. Check out all the pre-launch leaks and announcements in our storystream.

  • Emma Roth

    Oct 18

    Emma Roth

    New leak lets us compare the OnePlus Open and Oppo Find N3 side by side

    A leaked image showing the Oppo Find N3
    A leaked image of the Oppo Find N3.
    Image: Evan Blass

    OnePlus founder Peter Lau has already confirmed that the OnePlus Open shares its design with the Oppo Find N3, but new leaks are shedding light on just how similar the two devices look. The biggest difference is that the OnePlus Open is getting a global launch, while the Oppo Find N3 is exclusive to China.

    Last night, leaker Evan Blass shared a set of images showing what appears to be the Oppo Find N3. The images show the device in four colors — black, green, gold, and red — along with marketing materials that reveal some potential specs. That includes a 5.8mm thickness, 245g weight, and a 4,805mAh battery that’s supposed to fully charge in 42 minutes. The leaks also show off the fingerprint sensor on the side of the phone, as well as the OnePlus-style alert slider.

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  • Here’s another OnePlus Open video to whet your appetite.

    YouTuber Michael Fisher (aka MrMobile) has published an early look of the upcoming foldable’s hinge and durability tests ahead of its official announcement. Unfortunately, the video doesn’t contain the phone’s two most important specs (its IP-rating, and the total number of folds it’s rated to survive). I guess for those we’re going to have to wait until October 19th.

  • Here’s our first official look at the OnePlus Open

    Rendering of OnePlus Open showing slim edges and alert slider.
    OnePlus’ first folding phone arrives soon with the alert slider intact.
    Image: OnePlus

    The OnePlus Open is set to arrive on October 19th, and this is our first official look at the folding-style phone. In an official teaser image provided to The Verge, it looks to be a relatively thin design with at least one fan-favorite feature: a three-stage alert slider.

    OnePlus president and COO Kinder Liu isn’t being shy about the phone’s potential. In a conversation conducted via translator with The Verge late last month, he told us it would “bring the foldable experience to new heights.” That’s a big claim to make about your first entry into a market where Samsung has dominated for years, but according to Liu, this device — which parent company Oppo will release under another name — has been a long time coming. His statements throughout this article have been edited for clarity.

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  • Wes Davis

    Oct 10

    Wes Davis

    The OnePlus Open foldable could be arriving in the US as soon as next week

    A side-by-side shot of the Open partially folded from the front and the back.
    The OnePlus Open, a rebadged Oppo folding phone.
    Image: WinFuture

    German tech site WinFuture shared leaked marketing shots of the the OnePlus Open today and claims it will arrive in the US on October 19th for around $1,700.

    The pictures show OnePlus’ rebadged Oppo Find N3 is more Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 than Pixel Fold — it’s taller than it is wide when you pop it open — and it has OnePlus’ characteristically circular three-camera array. The images show it in two colors: green and black.

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  • A (partial) sneak peek at the OnePlus foldable in the flesh.

    Unbox Therapy has published an early unboxing of the upcoming device and interviewed CEO Pete Lau. Although the unboxing only gives a limited view of the foldable (OnePlus has plenty more announcements to tease out before launch, after all), it does give a nice look at how flat it’s able to fold shut.

  • OnePlus says yes, its debut foldable phone is a rebadged Oppo

    A picture of the folding phone in dark lighting — little is visible, but there are two phones tilted slightly toward the viewer, both open to different degrees, viewed at the same axis as the fold itself.
    An image of the new folding phone.
    Image: OnePlus / Oppo

    OnePlus and Oppo are releasing the same foldable phone under different names, OnePlus confirmed in an announcement emailed to The Verge today. The company says that Oppo chief product officer Peter Lau, who co-founded OnePlus, directed teams at both companies to develop the phone in tandem to be released under both brands in different markets, though the email did not say which phone will go where.

    OnePlus didn’t name the phones in the announcement, but they’re the phones rumored to be called the OnePlus Open and the Oppo Find N3.

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  • OnePlus’ upcoming foldable might come in October.

    At TechCrunch Disrupt on Wednesday, the company announced its new OnePlus Open is releasing “soon,” but leaker Max Jambor is providing some more specific insight: apparently, it will get its full reveal on October 19th, and a release soon after.

    OnePlus hinted at the foldable’s name, “Open,” in July. Jambor reported that month that the device had an August release date.

  • OnePlus would like to remind everyone it’s also doing a foldable.

    With all eyes on Samsung’s new foldables yesterday, Oppo subbrand OnePlus couldn’t help itself. “We OPEN when others FOLD,” the brand tweeted, in reference to the rumored name of its foldable. It confirmed its foldable plans in February, when it said it’d be releasing the foldable in the second half of the year.

    An unofficial render of the upcoming OnePlus foldable.
    An unofficial render of the upcoming OnePlus foldable.
    Image: MySmartPrice / OnLeaks
  • Emma Roth

    Jun 28

    Emma Roth

    Here’s the OnePlus folding phone expected for later this year

    After OnePlus confirmed that it’s launching a foldable phone earlier this year, now we finally have some information about what to expect. A set of leaked specs provided to MySmartPrice by OnLeaks reveals that the device, which may be called the OnePlus V Fold, could come with an impressive 7.8-inch inner display.

    That’s larger than the 7.6-inch inner screens on both the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Google Pixel Fold, but it still doesn’t beat the China-exclusive Xiaomi Mix Fold 2, which comes with an 8-inch inner display.

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  • OnePlus is launching a foldable later this year

    A half-folded Find N2 Flip propped up next to a fully folded Find N2 Flip.
    The Oppo Find N2 Flip pictured here might give us some clues as to what subbrand OnePlus’ foldable will look like.
    Image: Jon Porter / The Verge

    This year’s Mobile World Congress is shaping up to be a real fiesta for unconventional form factors, and OnePlus is the latest company to join the celebration. At a panel discussion today, the company announced its intentions to launch a foldable phone in the second half of 2023. That’s about the extent of the details we have for now, though it seems like a safe assumption that the device will look a lot like one of the existing foldables on the market from Oppo — OnePlus’ parent company.

    With companies like Apple and Google yet to enter the foldable market, Oppo is now on its second round of folding phones — though they’ve mostly been limited to China. The Find N was a tablet-style foldable released in 2021 with a surprisingly refined design for a first-gen product. Oppo followed it up in late 2022 with the Find N2 and Find N2 Flip. The latter is a clamshell-style device in the vein of Samsung’s Z Flip series, and it’ll be Oppo’s first foldable available in Europe when it goes on sale in just a couple of days.

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  • Andrew Marino

    Jan 14, 2020

    Andrew Marino

    OnePlus CEO Pete Lau doesn’t think folding phones are good enough

    Last week at CES 2020, The Verge’s Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn sat down with OnePlus CEO Pete Lau on The Vergecast for his first official podcast appearance.

    OnePlus debuted a new concept phone, the OnePlus Concept One McLaren Edition, at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, so Lau came on the show to discuss what the design of the phone means for the future of the OnePlus smartphone line as well as his thoughts on newer technologies in the mobile world, like 5G and folding phones.

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