The OnePlus Open was globally released in October and is the company’s first foldable device. It competes well with its rivals and significantly adds to OnePlus’ portfolio. The phone’s software is optimized for the large inner display and the 20:9 cover display, running on OxygenOS 13.2 based on Android 13. However, users are disappointed that it doesn’t come with the latest software out of the box, given the recent release of Android 14 and OxygenOS 14. Despite this, being a flagship device, the OnePlus Open will surely receive the Android 14 update, but the release date is still unknown. This article will delve into the matter and provide more insight.
OnePlus Open Overview
The OnePlus Open features an inner folding LTPO Flexi-fluid AMOLED screen on the OnePlus Open with Dolby Vision. This 7.82-inch display boasts a maximum brightness of 2800 nits and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The cover screen is almost as impressive, boasting a 6.31-inch LTPO Super Fluid OLED display with Dolby Vision, 120 Hz refresh rate, and Ceramic Guard for added protection.
Built on 4nm technology, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset runs this device. It also has 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of impressive storage space. It uses UFS 4.0 to speed up data access and transmission.
There are multiple camera arrangements on the OnePlus Open, with a main triple-camera setup being the most noticeable. This configuration has a 48 MP wide camera, a 3X 64 MP telephoto camera, and a 48 MP ultrawide camera with a 114-degree field of view. Selfies and video calls are a breeze with the 32 MP outer front camera and 20MP inner front camera.
The OnePlus Open boasts a powerful battery life thanks to its 4805mAh cell. It supports 67W wired charging, thus you can get from 1% to 100% in around 42 minutes.
The OnePlus Open costs $1,699.99, C$3,479.00, and ₹139,999, which is around the same as other folding smartphones on the market. The device shipped with OxygenOS 13.2 based on Android 13 on board and is promised to get four years of major OS updates and five years of security updates.
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OnePlus Open Android 14 (OxygenOS 14) Update
- The OnePlus Open might receive the OxygenOS 14 based on Android 14 update in November 2023.
OnePlus recently announced the OxygenOS 14 update, which is based on Android 14. The update seems to bring quite a few changes to the overall UI while improving on system stability.
The Beta program for this update is already out for several OnePlus devices, including the OnePlus 11, OnePlus 11R, OnePlus 10R, OnePlus 10T, OnePlus 10T Pro, OnePlus Nord 3, and more. Some of these devices are available in the Open Beta, while others on the Closed Beta.
The OnePlus Open, on the other hand, has no Beta program for the Android 14 update. It is running on OxygenOS 13.2, which is based on Android 13. However, there is no need to fret. OnePlus Open is the company’s flagship device and is its top priority regarding updates.
Since the OnePlus Open is a pretty new device, perhaps this is holding OnePlus from launching its Beta program. Beta updates may contain major bugs which could then hamper a smooth launch of the device. This is perhaps why OnePlus refrained from launching it with Android 14 in the first place.
However, as time progresses, OnePlus should eventually release the Android 14 Beta for the OnePlus Open. As more OnePlus devices get the Android 14 update, OnePlus should also release it for the OnePlus Open, their most expensive smartphone yet.
Moreover, it is worth mentioning that the OnePlus Open is said to receive 4 years of major OS updates and 5 years of security updates, which is the industry standard at this point. The Android 14 update will be its first major OS update, with Android 17 being the last.
All in all, we can expect the OnePlus Open to get the OxygenOS 14 based on the Android 14 Beta update this month, i.e., November 2023. As for the stable update, we will perhaps see that in December 2023 or early 2024. We will update you with more information when it becomes available. So, stay tuned.
Android 14 (OxygenOS 14) Features
OxygenOS 14, based on Android 14, has inherited many of the stock Android 14 features and added its own set of features. The UI elements have been redesigned, including the Settings page and other apps within the UI.
The update also brings some cool new features that make smartphone use easier. Here is a list of the most prominent features introduced in OxygenOS 14 based on Android 14:
- Trinity Engine: Enhancement of hardware performance, encompassing vitalization of the CPU, RAM, and ROM to prolong battery life and ensure seamless functioning, even after extended usage.
- HyperRendering: Improved visual quality for more immersive gaming experiences is known as hyperrendering.
- HyperTouch: Enhanced touch sensitivity for a more enjoyable gaming experience.
- HyperBoost: Using AI and intelligent performance control, HyperBoost effectively controls power usage for consistent frame rates while gaming.
- Security Engine 3.0: Trusted Execution Environment (TEE)-based on enhanced security features to prevent malicious attempts.
- Unified Security Center: A unified interface that alerts users to possible security threats.
- Strong Box: Third-party password protection for added security.
- Auto Pixelate 2.0: Detects and pixelates sensitive information in screenshots automatically.
- Permission Management: Prompts for user authorization before granting access to photos and videos.
- Aquamorphic Design 2.0: An innovative design to enhance user interactions with fresh animations, music, and other elements.
- Fluid Cloud: Flows naturally and intuitively while presenting notifications.
- Dynamic Color System: The Dynamic Color System modifies color schemes according to content, smartphone status, and time of day.
- Redesigned Sound: New ringtones and UI sound designs are part of the redesigned sound.
- Go Green AOD: For users who are eco-conscious, Go Green AOD customizes the Always-On Display change based on daily step totals and other factors.
- Notes Improvements: Better note-taking with several formatting options and text templates.
- Seamless Connectivity: Intuitive device connectivity that improves user experience through seamless connections between ecosystem devices.
- Smart Cutout: Identifies subjects in photos and extracts them accurately.
- File Dock: This allows you to store many of the most used files and images and open it anywhere to drag and drop.
In addition to these features, there are many others that you can discover while using OxygenOS 14.
The OnePlus Open was launched with OxygenOS 13.2 based on Android 14. However, the device will surely get the Android 14 update. The Beta update should be rolling out anytime soon this month while the stable update should be rolling out in December 2023 or early 2023. Stay tuned for the latest updates.