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OPPO unveils company’s first foldable, Find N

OPPO has taken its time to develop its first foldable device. The concept went through six iterations in the last four years before getting this first official version. 

The Chinese company didn’t try to make the OPPO Find N too big. As GSMArena noted, the aspect ratio on the displays is more on the “sane” side. The 5.49-inch outer screen has an 18:9 aspect ratio and 1,972 x 988 resolution, and 402ppi, while the inner 7.1-inch display has an 8.4:9 aspect ratio (slightly narrower than a square), 1,792 x 1,920 resolution, and 370ppi.

The Find N features a new Flexion Hinge, which can be considered a complicated piece of clockwork with 136 components. This hinge gives the display a teardrop shape at the fold, lessening the crease by up to 80% (at least according to TÜV). Plus, it gets rid of the wedge-shaped gap between the phone’s two halves, which isn’t common in existing foldables.

The Flexion Hinge allows users to use it in “FlexForm Mode,” where the hinge holds up half of the phone at any angle between 50 degrees and 120 degrees. You’ve seen something similar on Samsung Galaxy Z Flip devices.

OPPO’s Chief Product Officer Pete Lau has confirmed that Find N uses a Samsung-made panel, but the company heavily customized it and applied patents to it. It is protected by ultra-thin glass (UTG), which OPPO claims this Flexion UTG is much thinner than its competition (0.03mm vs. 0.6mm). And it is rated for 200,000 folds (the same as Samsung’s foldables).

The main layer of the display is LTPO AMOLED, with a refresh rate between 1Hz and 120Hz, which matches the content you’re viewing, and a touch sampling rate of up to 1,000Hz. Its peak brightness hits up to 1,000 nits, but it is graduated in 10,240 brightness steps, so you can tweak it to suit any lighting condition. The outer screen features an AMOLED panel with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. 

The OPPO Find N is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It has five cameras all-in-all. There are three on the back, including the 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 sensor used on the OnePlus 9 Pro and OPPO Find X3 Pro, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide, and a 13-megapixel 2x telephoto. There are two selfie cameras inside (one on each screen).

The OPPO Find N is armed with a 4,500mAh battery, supporting both wired 33W SuperVOOC and 15W AirVOOC wireless charging. 

While we were hoping for an international release for the OPPO Find N, unfortunately, it’s only launching in China. It’ll be available starting on December 23 (“coincidentally” the same day Huawei is lauching its newest foldable). It retails for RMB 7,699 for the 8GB + 256GB model and RMB 8,999 for the 12GB + 512GB variant.

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