In its new Open model, OnePlus asserts that it has created one of the foldable smartphones of 2023 that is both lightweight and sturdy. It features a novel type of hinge made of numerous high-tech components, such as titanium alloy, carbon fibre, and other unusual compounds. They are said to “surpass surgical stainless steel” in providing the new gadget with an anticipated 10 years of resilience.
In addition to becoming a premium foldable smartphone brand, OnePlus is already teasing its new competitors with brash promises of an Open that best represents the new tagline “Light Makes Might”.
The OEM has revealed a new “Ultra-Efficient” Flexion hinge for the new Find N3 model. One of its 69 parts is a “single-piece spine” made of a titanium and cobalt-molybdenum alloy that is allegedly “stronger than stainless steel” and “reinforced” with a zirconium amorphous alloy.
The new main display for the Open is attached with a “patented H-pattern micro-weave” of carbon fibre underlay. Due to its capacity to resist an estimated 1,000,000 folds at once, which is comparable to around 10 years of use, the OnePlus Open’s build and use of these materials have enabled it to obtain TÜV Rheinland’s Reliable Folding certification as well as an official IPX4 classification.
Naturally, those assertions ignore the new OnePlus device. Open to all teardown/durability vloggers who, at this point, are undoubtedly primed and prepared to test its new promises.
On paper, it appears to be ready for these tests, but its snazzy new hinge has also been discovered to be unable to hold angles of up to 160° thus far. MKBHD has also connected it to a line of dead pixels that have already started to appear on a test device. Watch for our hands-on and comprehensive reviews to see if the first OnePlus foldable experiences any improvements.
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