OnePlus Open, which was launched recently, is a technological marvel. The first of its kind from OnePlus, the OnePlus Open offers uncompromising specifications, bringing together OnePlus’ signature Fast & Smooth user experience, a Hasselblad Camera for Fold, and immersive spatial entertainment, all in a compact, modern, and elegant foldable design.
The OnePlus Open’s hinge is an engineering masterpiece, seamlessly combining lightweight materials and cutting-edge proprietary metals making it exceptionally strong, durable, and lightweight, contributing to the overall user experience.
But to ensure its longevity and safeguard its impeccable performance, it’s essential to handle it with utmost care.
Here’s a quick guide to keeping your OnePlus Open in top condition:
Gentle Opening and Closing
The OnePlus Open’s exceptional durability, specifically its ability to withstand up to 1 million folds, is a testament to the company’s meticulous design and innovative engineering approach.
This translates to over 10 years of usage. Achieving this remarkable level of robustness involved a multi-pronged strategy that addressed both hardware and software aspects.
To prolong the life of your OnePlus Open, always use both hands when opening and closing your OnePlus Open. This will help to prevent the phone from slipping out of your hands and getting damaged. It will also help to distribute the force evenly across the hinge, which will help to prevent it from breaking.
At all times, avoid applying excessive or abrupt pressure, as this can damage the delicate hinge mechanism and cause the display to crack or break.
Open the phone slowly and carefully. Do not try to force the phone open or closed. If the phone is not opening or closing easily, do not try to force it. Stop and take the phone to an authorized service centre.
Protecting the Display
The OnePlus Open boasts a remarkable 7.82-inch main display that delivers an exceptional visual experience. With a peak brightness of 2,800 nits and support for up to 1.07 billion colors, it ensures vibrant visuals and clarity in any lighting condition. To safeguard this stunning display, OnePlus has employed a multi-layered protection system.
Completing the protection system is an anti-reflection screen protector, which serves a dual purpose. Not only does it reduce glare, ensuring comfortable viewing even in bright conditions, but it also provides an additional layer of defence against everyday scratches and wear and tear. The pre-applied screen protector is specifically designed to shield the flexible OLED display from scratches and damage. This protector is essential for maintaining the integrity of the screen and ensuring its longevity.
Abstain from removing the pre-installed screen protector, as its removal can expose the OLED display to damage. If the screen protector is damaged or requires replacement, seek assistance from an authorized OnePlus service center.
Refrain from applying additional external screen protectors over the pre-installed one. While the intention may be to provide further protection, layering screen protectors can hinder the smooth functioning of the touchscreen and potentially affect the display’s responsiveness.
Before closing the device, ensure that there are no foreign objects, such as cards, coins, or any other debris, trapped between the screen and the hinge. The presence of such objects can cause scratches or damage to both the screen and the hinge mechanism.
Mind the Crease
The three layers of protection – Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) layer, TPU for impact shielding and an anti-reflection screen protector that ensures adequate fortification from everyday wear and tear. These advancements allow for a more compact device when folded and a combined weight-loss of 5 grams.
To prevent accidental scratches and damage to your OnePlus Open’s crease, avoid bringing sharp objects like pens, pencils, or keys into close proximity to the crease.
Avoid pressing on the crease with excessive force, and refrain from placing hard objects, such as coins or jewellery, on or near the crease. When not in use, keep the device closed to provide additional protection for the display.
The OnePlus Open’s hinge adopts a groundbreaking single-spine architecture, deviating from the standard three-part spine design commonly found in competing folding smartphones.
This innovative approach streamlines component integration, resulting in a sturdier and more lightweight hinge. By eliminating redundant parts, OnePlus has remarkably reduced the hinge’s component count from over 100 to a mere 69, achieving significant weight reduction without compromising structural integrity. This translates to a lighter overall device, enhancing user comfort and portability.
However, it is essential to handle the hinge with great caution to avoid harming the device. Avoid bending the hinges backward or exerting excessive force on them. This can cause the hinges to crack or break, compromising the device’s structural integrity.
While carrying your OnePlus Open, ensure it is completely closed. This will prevent the hinges from flexing or bending, minimizing the risk of accidental damage.
Maintain a Clean Environment
The OnePlus Open is IPX4 waterproof rated, meaning it can withstand splashes from all directions, making it ideal for everyday use.
The OnePlus Open’s water resistance features provide peace of mind, allowing you to use your phone confidently in various everyday situations. However, like any electronic device, it is sensitive to its environment. Exposing the device to sand, or extreme heat and cold temperatures can cause damage to the internal components, leading to malfunctions.
Regularly cleaning your OnePlus Open with a soft, dry cloth will help to remove dust and debris that can build up and potentially cause damage. Avoid using abrasive materials or liquids, as these can scratch or damage the device.
Seek Professional Assistance
If you encounter any issues or have questions regarding your OnePlus Open, reach out to OnePlus customer support or visit an authorized service center and refrain from attempting to repair them yourself.
Remember, your OnePlus Open is a testament to cutting-edge technology, and treating it with care will extend its lifespan and ensure you continue to enjoy its exceptional features.
To find more guidelines on maintaining your OnePlus Open, please click on the following link.
The OnePlus Open is now available to purchase through various convenient channels, including OnePlus.in, the OnePlus Store App, OnePlus Experience Stores, Reliance Digital, Amazon.in and Select Partner Stores at an enticing price of INR 1,39,999.