Does the OnePlus Open include stylus support?

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Does the OnePlus Open include stylus support?

Best answer: Yes, you can use a stylus with the OnePlus Open. It was discovered that the Oppo Pen for Find N2 and Find N3 works with the Open. However, the Oppo Pen is only available in China and has not yet been released in the U.S.

Only one stylus works with the OnePlus Open

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When the OnePlus Open was originally announced, there was a lot of excitement as it appeared there was another formidable challenger to the Galaxy Z Fold 5. For some, those hopes were quickly dashed after there was no mention of being able to use a stylus, and in some cases, OnePlus claimed it wasn't compatible.

However, after the Open was launched to the public, it didn't take long for those claims to be debunked. One user on Reddit found that they could use the Oppo Pen with the Open, and even was able to install a firmware update after it was paired.

The Oppo Pen was initially released alongside the Oppo Find N2 but is also compatible with the Find N3. When you consider that the OnePlus Open and Oppo Find N3 are essentially the same phone with different branding, it makes sense that the technology would be there to use a stylus with the Open.

There's always a chance this could change in a future software update, as OnePlus could end up removing this functionality altogether. The other problem is that the Oppo Pen is not sold in every market, and is currently only available from China through either eBay or Giztop. Because of import costs, this also means that the stylus costs about $50 more than if you were to get it directly from Oppo.

Nevertheless, if you can manage to get your hands on the Oppo Pen and pair it with the OnePlus Open, you'll enjoy a much better experience. Not only are you able to use the Pen with the inner 7.82-inch screen, but it can also be used with the 6.3-inch Cover Screen. 

This gives the OnePlus Open an even bigger leg up on the Galaxy Z Fold 5 as the Fold Edition S Pen is limited to being used with the inner screen. Meanwhile, Google's Pixel Fold doesn't offer any stylus support, which was a bit of a letdown after it was finally unveiled.

Even if the Open didn't offer any type of stylus support, there's still an argument to be made that it's now one of the best foldable phones. Between the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, 16GB of RAM, and an incredible camera system, the Open is a formidable challenger in the U.S. market. 

Editor's note: A previous version of this article stated that the OnePlus Open was not compatible with a stylus. The article has been updated to reflect the latest information.

Christine Persaud

Christine Persaud has been writing about tech since long before the smartphone was even a "thing." When she isn't writing, she's working on her latest fitness program, binging a new TV series, tinkering with tech gadgets she's reviewing, or spending time with family and friends. A self-professed TV nerd, lover of red wine, and passionate home cook, she's immersed in tech in every facet of her life. Follow her at @christineTechCA.

  • asianzing013
    Not true, the OnePlus Open is compatible with the Oppo Pen on both inner and outer displays.
  • muaddip
    Yeah, I mean seriously do you guys even have a Open? There is an explicit Stylus setting under Additional Settings.

    It has also been reported by other sites that the OPPO Pen works with the Open.
  • Stanley Kubrick
    I agree with both of the above statements! It is truly a shame that so many so-called "expert professional tech reviewers" evidently take little or NO time to do any real research! I have the Open, and I await the delivery of the Pen designed for the Oppo Find N2, and N3 which is supposedly the only one that will work with the Open...which is clearly just a rebranded Oppo Find N3! SMH
  • Stanley Kubrick
    My PEN has shipped!
  • Bkdodger1