OnePlus Open: IR Blaster, Software Updates, More

OnePlus Open is a foldable smartphone that was launched on October 19, 2023, as a result of a collaboration between OnePlus and its parent company OPPO. The phone is also sold under the name OPPO Find N3 in some markets.

OnePlus Open is a book-style foldable that has a 6.31-inch Super Fluid AMOLED cover display and a 7.82-inch Flexi-fluid AMOLED main display, both with 120Hz refresh rate, 2800 nits peak brightness, and 1.07 billion colors. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, which is a 4nm octa-core processor with 5G connectivity. The phone has 16GB of RAM and 512GB of UFS 4.0 storage.

OnePlus Open

The phone also features a triple rear camera setup with Hasselblad color calibration, consisting of a 48MP main sensor, a 64MP telephoto sensor, and a 48MP ultra-wide sensor. The phone has a 20MP selfie camera on the cover display and a 32MP cover camera on the main display. The phone has a 4805 mAh dual-cell battery that supports 67W wired charging, but no wireless charging.

The phone runs on Android 13 with OxygenOS 13.2, which offers some multitasking features to make use of the large inner screen, such as split-screen, floating windows, drag and drop, and taskbar.

The phone comes in two color variants: Emerald Dusk and Voyager Black. The phone has a vegan leatherette back for the black model and a glass back for the emerald model. The phone has IP68 water and dust resistance, dual stereo speakers, and an under-display optical fingerprint sensor.

OnePlus Open and OPPO Find N3 are the same device.

Does OnePlus Open have IR Blaster?

No, the OnePlus Open does not have an IR blaster. An IR blaster is a feature that allows a smartphone to act as a remote control for other electronic devices, such as TVs, music players, or air conditioners. However, the OnePlus Open does not support this feature, unlike some other foldable phones, such as the OPPO Find N3 or the Huawei Mate 50 Pro.

OnePlus Open Software Update Information

OnePlus has promised to deliver two major Android updates and three years of security updates for the OnePlus Open. This means that the Open, which launched with Android 13 and OxygenOS 13.2, should receive Android 14 and Android 15, as well as monthly or quarterly security patches, until 2026.

However, as at end of 2023, the OnePlus Open had not yet received Android 14, which was released in August 2023, and is still on Android 13 with the latest update for December 2023. It is unclear when OnePlus will roll out Android 14 for it, but some sources suggest that it might happen in early 2024.

If you want to check for the latest software update on your OnePlus device, you can go to Settings > System > System updates and tap on “Check for updates”. You can also visit the official OnePlus website for more information on the software upgrade details.

Is OnePlus Open available in the United States?

Yes, this foldable phone is available in the United States. Pre-orders started on October 19, 2023, and it went on sale on October 26, 2023. The phone costs $1,850 and comes with 512GB of storage. You can buy it directly from OnePlus.com, or also from Amazon or Best Buy.

Is OnePlus Open available in the UK?

Yes, the Open is available in the United Kingdom where it sells for £1,599. You can also get some launch offers, such as free earbuds and discounts on other products.

Is OnePlus Open available in Australia?

No, the Open is not available in Australia. It is only available in the US, UK, Canada, and some European countries. OnePlus has not announced any plans to launch the phone in Australia or other regions.

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