OnePlus Open is officially launched today and its spec sheet puts Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 5 to shame in a lot of aspects. Starting the original Galaxy Fold, Samsung has launched the fifth generation of its foldable phone this year, which left in dust against the first foldable by OnePlus.
Various phone makers entered the Global market with their foldable products, however, Samsung has remained the unbeatable leader so far. This year, the company got its first real competitor – the Pixel Fold by Google, and Open, the second rival went official today by OnePlus.
OnePlus Open x Galaxy Z Fold 5 (Specs)
OnePlus Open foldable phone comes with a 6.3-inch AMOLED cover display and a 7.82-inch foldable AMOLED screen. Both panels feature a 120Hz refresh rate and 2,800 nits of peak brightness, beating the Galaxy Z Fold 5 in peak brightness with a huge margin.
Similar to the Galaxy S23 series and Galaxy Z Fold/Flip 5 phones, the OnePlus Open gets the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC’s overclocked variant. This makes the new foldable phone equivalent to Galaxy flagships that are equipped with Qualcomm’s first “for Galaxy” chipset.
Interestingly, the OnePlus Open brings 16GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage, however, you can get a 1TB variant of the Galaxy Z Fold 5. The device has a triple rear camera setup with 48MP main, 48MP ultra-wide, and 64MP 3x telephoto cameras.
In addition, the Open equips 20MP and 32MP front-facing cameras on the inner and outer screen respectively. To be noted, the first OnePlus foldable lacks the advanced under-display camera technology, which Samsung debuted with the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in 2021.
Open by OnePlus is equipped with a 4,805 mAh battery that can charge at 80W. Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 5, on the other hand, has a 4,400 mAh battery and charges at 25W. In terms of dimensions, Open measures just 5.8 mm in thickness when it’s open. LOL, S Pen isn’t here!
Importantly, the IPX8 rating is a plus point on Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold and Flip smartphones, making them able to survive in the water. OnePlus Open, on the other side, has IPX4 water resistance, meaning it’s only protected against splashes.
OnePlus Open focuses on the Indian market, with the company also introducing it in the US. The device costs $1,699 in the US, just $100 less than the Galaxy Z Fold 5. This would end up with OnePlus forgetting about selling the Open like hotcakes due to no aggressive pricing.
The software part is unquestionably not capable of matching what Samsung’s One UI offers!
Samsung July 2024 Unpacked Event, these Galaxy devices are reportedly coming
After hosting its first and grand launch event in January, the Korean tech giant now seems to be preparing for its next Unpacked Event. However, the leaks and rumors about the Galaxy devices that will be unveiled at the Samsung July 2024 Launch Event have already started to hover on the web.
Recently, a reliable tipster @TheGalox_ shared a list of Galaxy devices that Samsung might unveil at its next Unpacked Event going to take place in July 2024. Notably, the upcoming event is not a surprise, as it takes place every year to unveil the next generation of foldable phones alongside some more products.
So just like every year, the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6 will be the main focus of this July 2024 event. To be mentioned, the sixth generation foldable devices are expected to come with various upgraded features and capabilities, to offer its customers a more adequate and seamless experience.
In addition to the foldables, the leak also mentions an expected release of some more products including Galaxy Ring, Galaxy Buds 3, Galaxy Watch 7 series, and some new Samsung services. However, the tipster also has the possibility that Samsung release the Galaxy Tab S10 series and Galaxy XR headset at the same launch event.
July 2024 Samsung Unpacked
- New Samsung service
- Galaxy Ring
- Galaxy Z Fold 6
- Galaxy Z Flip 6
- Galaxy Buds 3
- Galaxy Watch 7 series
- Galaxy Tab S10 series
- Galaxy XR headset
Samsung Galaxy A55 5G certified by Malaysia’s SIRIM database
Samsung made a great entry in 2024 with the launch of the Galaxy S24 series and is now planning to bring some affordable models to the smartphone market. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G, which is the latest model to be unveiled has recently been certified by Malaysia’s SIRIM database.
As per the details, the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G has surfaced on the SIRIM database with model number SM-A556E/DS and the certification did not reveal any finer details regarding the device’s specifications. But it confirms that the phone has undergone assessment and supervision and is approved to launch in Malaysia.
Other than SIRIM, the Galaxy A55 5G has been certified by several other databases and is expected to be launched next month with an attractive design, upgraded features, and more. Simultaneously, the device is also tipped to come with a price range of between 35K to 45K in India.
Based on leaks and rumors, the Galaxy A55 5G will sport a 6.5-inch display with 120Hz refresh rate and a 32-megapixel selfie shooter on the front. Meanwhile, the rear may feature a 50-megapixel triple camera setup, a 5000 mAh battery with 25W wired charging, and more.
Under the hood, the device is rumored to feature the Exynos 1480 SoC that is paired with up to 12GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage and could arrive with Ice Blue, Awesome Lilac, and Awesome Navy Blue color options.
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G with Exynos 1380 SoC visits Geekbench
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G has appeared on various certifications so far, and now the device has visited the Geekbench platform with Exynos 1380 SoC, Android 14, and more. Notably, the Galaxy A35 5G will be the next affordable model with some upgraded software and hardware capabilities.
Going toward the details, the Samsung Galaxy A35 5G has appeared on Geekbench with the model number SM-A356E. It is equipped with an Exynos 1380, chip which is fabbed at Samsung’s 5nm EUV foundries and has four Cortex-A78 cores (2.4GHz) and four A55 cores (2.0GHz), plus an ARM Mali-G68 GPU.
The device further offers 8GB RAM and runs on Android 14-based One UI 6 software. Moving on, the smartphone acquired better scores as compared to the previous listing which is 1,020 in single-core and 2,973 points in multi-core test results. Other than this, there are no additional details revealed through the benchmark.
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G Expected Specifications
- Display: 6.4-inch FHD+ sAMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate.
- Processor: Exynos 1380 chipset along with ARM Mali-G68 GPU.
- RAM/Storage: 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB storage, which is further expandable via a microSD card for memory expansion.
- OS: Android 14 OS and OneUI 6 custom skin.
- Cameras: There is a 15MP primary camera with OIS, an 8MP ultrawide sensor, and a 5MP macro camera. There is a 13MP snapper on the front for selfies and video chats.
- Battery: 5,000mAh battery with 25W fast charging support.
- Colors: Icy blue, Lilac, and Navy Blue
The Samsung Galaxy A35 powered by the Exynos 1380 processor and 8GB of RAM has been spotted on Geekbench✨️
— Tarun Vats (@tarunvats33) February 23, 2024