OnePlus Open reportedly delayed — here's what's going on

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The OnePlus Open, the company's debut foldable phone, has reportedly hit a snag, delaying its original August 29 launch date.

That is according to reliable leaker Max Jambor who said that the delay is due to a last-minute change in plans concerning the phone's display. Initially set to use a BOE panel, the OnePlus Open might now adopt a display manufactured by Samsung.

One possible factor influencing this change could be Samsung's reputed higher display quality compared to BOE. BOE, though well-known in the industry, faced criticism last year over the quality of its iPhone displays, possibly raising concerns for OnePlus.

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While the specific reasons behind the display switch might never be officially disclosed, OnePlus likely wants to leave nothing to chance with its first foray into the foldable phone market. It will no doubt be aiming to make the OnePlus Open one of the best foldable phones, especially after its last flagship, the OnePlus 11, was named the best android flagship value by Tom's Guide. 

Speculations about a foldable phone from OnePlus circulated for some time before OnePlus eventually confirmed the rumors at MWC earlier this year. Previous leaks from Jambor revealed indicating that the OnePlus Open will be based on the Oppo Find N2. Other rumors suggested the device will have an 8-inch QHD+ 120Hz internal display and a 6.5-inch FHD+ 120Hz cover display when folded, which would give it the largest screens in the category.

If the OnePlus Open is based on the Oppo Find N2, it implies that the device will have a Google Pixel Fold-style body, featuring a short and wide form factor, rather than the tall and skinny look of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5. Jambor's leak also suggested the presence of a 3x telephoto lens, similar to the Galaxy Z Fold 5.

Despite not having a launch date, the OnePlus Open appears to be an exciting contender. We're just going to have to wait a bit longer. 

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Elliot Mulley-Goodbarne
Phones Writer

Elliot MulleyGoodbarne is a Staff Writer at Tom’s Guide covering news, reviews, buying guides with wit and charm. He has had a keen interest in mobile, tablets, laptops, and everything in between since his first phone, the Samsung U600. Starting at Mobile News, Elliot has been writing about mobile and the business of technology since 2016, and has edited four trade magazines in that time, attending award shows for three of them. He has attended a range of industry events including 5G launches, device announcements, and trade events, where he developed a nose for picking up on trends, interviewing executives, and networking with the tech community. In his spare time, Elliot can usually be found watching, playing, or attending sporting events. With season tickets to West Ham United and Surrey County Cricket Club he often spends weekends in winter in a foul mood and evenings in the summer with a smile on his face. Outside of sport Elliot enjoys cooking, pubs next to rivers, and chilling out with a G&T, Whiskey, or Port after a solid week of excellence.