OnePlus Open: New renders reveal different look for first OnePlus foldable smartphone
OnLeaks has released updated renders of the OnePlus Open, the company's first dip into the foldable smartphone market. To recap, the leaker first shared renders in June of what was previously thought as the OnePlus Fold. Originally, it appeared that the device would be closer in design to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 than the Oppo Find N2, which remains one of the most compact clamshell foldables around. Seemingly, the device shown in June will never make it to market.
Instead, OnLeaks has assured his followers that his latest leak is the 'best and most comprehensive look' at the OnePlus Open. While the leaker has not shared device dimensions, the OnePlus Open looks significantly shorter but wider than the company's alleged earlier design. In other words, the OnePlus Open could be the first global equivalent to the Oppo Find N2, which remains a Chinese exclusive. As such, the camera housing dominates the device's back panel. For some reason, OnePlus continues to include a separate cut-out for an LED flash array.
Reputedly, OnePlus has added a ToF or LiDAR sensor beneath the Hasselblad logo too; neither OnLeaks nor SmartPrix have confirmed the small aperture's usage yet, though. According to Max Jambor, the OnePlus Open will no longer meet its rumoured August release date. Reportedly, production delays were caused by a switch from BOE to Samsung Display panels, with OnePlus allegedly unhappy with the former's results. While Jambor claims that the Open's launch only 'got pushed back a bit', a new release date is unknown at this stage.