The OnePlus Open was launched a while ago amidst much fanfare and the device was quick to convert this excitement into sales. This wasn’t surprising at all, given the kind of specs it has been equipped with. Its 7.82-inch Flexi-fluid AMOLED display bears a 2K resolution and its LTPO3 nature allows it to offer a 0-120Hz refresh rate. Even its 6.31-inch cover display possesses the same incredible feature. Powered by the 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, this phone offers a stellar triple camera system that’s headlined by a 48MP Sony LYT-T808 quad-pixel main sensor that uses a game-changing 2-Layer Transistor Pixel architecture to breathe new life into your low-light photos. Moreover, a 64MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and a 48MP ultra-wide camera are also present on the handset.
If you’ve finally laid hands on your brand-new OnePlus Open, it’s probably your first time using a foldable phone. And while this means a more immersive user experience and access to never-before-seen smartphone features, it also means learning a few tiny habits to take good care of the device. The OnePlus Open is built with extremely advanced materials that allow it to be light, compact, and durable. And then there’s its extraordinary hinge built from aerospace-grade materials like titanium alloy, carbon fibre, and more. So essentially, there’s nothing to worry about on the durability front. However, using the phone the wrong way can indeed end up causing it damage. That’s why we’ll be giving you a few tips that you must follow to make sure that you take special care of your new OnePlus Open.
Open with care
Whether you wish to watch a movie, work on a large document, or just plain multitask with different apps, opening up the handset makes these things splendidly easy. But do make sure that you’re using both your hands when opening and closing the device. Trying to do it one-handed may lead to accidental slips and falls that could end up damaging the OnePlus Open’s exteriors. You must also be careful not to exert abrupt or excessive pressure when opening the device to prevent damage to the hinge and display. If you stick to opening the handset with both hands without exerting any undue pressure, there’s no reason for you to worry about it incurring any kind of damage. In fact, TÜV Rheinland has given this phone a “reliable folding” certification for up to 1,000,000 folds. That means it’s good for more than a hundred folds every day for over 10 years.
Guarding the display
The gorgeous 7.82-inch inner display of the OnePlus Open bears almost magical flexibility that allows it to fold effortlessly. Guarding this panel is a pre-applied screen protector that is supposed to remain intact all the time. If you’re thinking of it as something you need to peel off, do not go ahead with that plan. This pre-applied screen protector has been designed to specifically protect the phone’s display and removing it can do much damage to the panel. So even if you notice that it’s peeling off on its own, just contact a OnePlus authorised service centre immediately. As per OnePlus, the use of third-party screen protectors is not advised as well. Also, whenever you’re closing the device shut, make sure that there are no objects like cards or coins that could get stuck in between.
Ease on the crease
Although the crease on the OnePlus Open is very much not visible, special care is needed to make sure it doesn’t get damaged. Bringing the crease in contact with sharp objects or abrasive materials like pens, pencils, and keys can lead to serious damage to the folding display. This is something that people with small kids need to be wary about. Owners of the OnePlus Open must also make sure that at no point does the crease on the screen come in contact with hard objects or experience extreme pressure. That’s why, it’s always advised that you close the device shut when the inner display is not in use.
Don’t unhinge the experience
As we said, a sophisticated hinge system has been put in place by OnePlus to provide a seamless folding experience to users. The material used for OnePlus s open is up to 4 times stronger than surgical-grade stainless steel and the hinge key components utilises a proprietary cobalt molybdenum alloy. While also contributing to weight reduction, this translates into an effortless opening and closing experience for users. But the hinge and the display could be dealt damage if someone tries to bend it backwards. That’s the reason why it’s you should keep your handset closed shut when carrying it in a bag or your pocket.
Keep it clean
As we said, OnePlus Open users need to be careful that nothing is trapped in the phone’s interior when it’s being shut. That can be a coin or even a card. When trapped for a long duration, they can cause damage to the display. If you’re in a dusty or sandy environment, be extra careful. The same goes for liquids as well. Even a small amount of water, if trapped within, could lead to disaster. In case, you do come in contact with either of the two, remember to clean your phone gently with a soft cloth before you close it shut. Lastly, and it goes without saying, exposing the device to extreme heat or cold conditions is a strict no-no.
Here to help
When it comes to tackling issues you face on your OnePlus Open, the surefire way to resolve them efficiently is by contacting customer care or visiting a OnePlus authorized service centre. While troubleshooting on your own might seem like a tempting challenge, OnePlus provides you with a dedicated space with experts who specialize in resolving a myriad of problems. From software glitches to hardware hiccups, they’ve got you covered. Why spend time navigating through perplexing online forums or attempting DIY fixes when you can get personalized guidance and swift solutions at the service centre? Your OnePlus device deserves the care and attention it was designed for, and the experts there are equipped to ensure just that.
As you can see, only a small list of basic tips needs to be followed by those who wish to ensure a long and safe life for your OnePlus Open handset. If you were on the fence about buying the smartphone for yourself, now you must be convinced that this is the handset for you. The OnePlus Open can be purchased now in its Emerald Dusk and Voyager Black colour options through the official OnePlus website, Amazon, and retail stores across the country. Its lone 16GB + 512GB model is available at a price of Rs 1,39,999. Customers can also get an additional Rs 5,000 discount if they use ICICI Bank and OneCard Instant Bank transactions.