OnePlus Open has been redesigned, as revealed by new leaked pictures

The impending foldable phone looks different – but could still be a Samsung Galaxy killer

A render of the OnePlus Open, in black on a black background
(Image credit: SmartPrix)

The world of foldable phones has evolved dramatically over the last few months. We've seen a number of high profile releases, and even heard from a Samsung executive who suggested that 28% of people will buy a foldable phone next.

That came off the back of the release of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5. Those represent the latest iterations from the brand, who are widely considered to manufacture some of the best foldable phones on the market.

But there is one more device coming, which could provide some stiff competition. That's the OnePlus Open, a foldable phone which has been rumoured for a few years now. Recently, we've learned a lot more about the device. Everything from spec sheets to renders have been leaked, providing us with a fairly clear idea of what could be coming.

That is until now. In a rare correction for popular tech tipster, OnLeaks, another suite of renders have been released. These are apparently based on a revised version of the same device, showcasing some fairly significant design alterations.

Most strikingly, the new device appears to utilise a much wider aspect ratio. It's not entirely clear from the renders, but it looks like it may be shorter than previous renders. The scale of the camera mount on the rear of the device appears significantly larger on this newer render, extending almost halfway down the back of the phone.

If that proves true, it could be a really interesting handset. Most book-style foldable phones are roughly as big as a traditional slab phone when folded. This looks to differ from that, which could be a more manageable size for day-to-day use.

It's far from the only change, either. The next thing you'll probably notice is the corner cut-outs on the cover display. It's certainly an unusual choice, opting to round the corner rather than having the display cover all of the usable space. It's hard to see why they've opted to do it, too. It doesn't appear to have any practical benefit.

There are a handful of other changes. The sides are more rounded on the new design, and the speaker placement has been adjusted to offer better audio performance.

There's still no confirmed date for when this device will be released. Previous rumours had suggested the 29th of August was set in stone, but a recent change to the display manufacturer has delayed things.

Regardless, it sounds like it could be worth waiting for. The rumoured specs, combined with what looks like a more ergonomic size should make this worthy of consideration for many users.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.