How to watch the OnePlus Open launch and see the firm's first foldable phone

OnePlus will announce its first foldable today – here's how to follow the action

OnePlus Open leak
(Image credit: WinFuture)

OnePlus will officially unveil its first foldable phone today, Thursday 19 October.

The OnePlus Open will be a book-style device with a Hasselblad camera on the rear and the sort of specifications that'll have Samsung looking over its shoulder. You can watch the launch right here.

The phone will share design and internal hardware with the Oppo Find N3, which also launched today, although it looks like it's only the OnePlus variant that will be available in the UK and US.

Here's everything we know about the launch.

When will the OnePlus Open be announced?

The OnePlus Open will be announced during an event in Mumbai, India today, Thursday 19 October 2023. The press conference kicks off at 19:30 local time.

Here are the start times for your location:

  • US West Coast: 07:00 PT
  • US East Coast: 10:00 ET
  • UK: 15:00 BST
  • Central Europe: 16:00 CEST
  • India (New Delhi): 19:30 IST
  • China (Beijing): 22:00 CST
  • Japan (Tokyo): 23:00 JST
  • Australia (Sydney): 01:00 AEST (20 October)

How to watch the OnePlus Open launch

You can watch the event live via the video further up this page.

Alternatively, you will be able to keep up with the action on the brand's Twitter feed and dedicated website.

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What to expect and why it matters

OnePlus has not been shy about what we should expect to launch during its 19 October event – it'll be the OnePlus Open foldable phone and we've even been privy to an official image or two.

There have also been plenty of leaks in the last month or so, including a swathe of renders posted by WinFuture.

We've also learned in recent times that the "identical" handset from sister brand Oppo, the Find N3, will run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, which will be supported by 16GB of RAM. There will be up to 1TB of internal storage, it is claimed.

Other rumoured specifications suggest that the phone will sport a 7.82-inch AMOLED display, with a 6.31-inch AMOLED screen on outer casing.

There is also a report stating that it will have a 4,805mAh. What this means for overall battery life, we don't know as yet. Nor are we aware of any superfast charging capabilities, but we'll find out soon enough.

We should also see the proposed Hasselblad triple-camera unit in action – it is said to include a 48-megapixel main camera, 48-megapixel ultrawide, and a 64-megapixel periscope lens.

We'll bring you more as the event unfolds. So to speak.

Rik Henderson
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