Oppo was patient when it came to designing its first phone that folds – it has gone through six versions in the past four years. Finally, we have the the Oppo Find N is out and some of its features make it stand out in a space that began to become crowded with rivals.
The main difference is the fact that Oppo chose to stick with normal aspect ratios. They started with an 18:9 aspect ratio for the exterior screen, and making the internal one 8.4:9 (slightly thinner than an oblong). For a comparison The Galaxy Z Fold3 has a 25:9 display on the outside, and it’s Mi Mix fold has 27:9 screen, and Mate X has a 27:9. Mate X got closest to an average proportion of 19.5:9.
It’s not just about the aspect ratio, although it has a significant effect on the usability (some applications don’t look good on very tall and narrow displays). Oppo has gone smaller than its competitors The Find N has a 5.49″ external display, and an 7.1″ inside screen. It’s somewhere in between the smaller flip phones and bigger horizontal foldables.
The latest Flexion Hinge is a complicated clockwork piece that has 136 parts, yet it accomplishes two crucial goals. It folds the display in an elongated teardrop at the fold, which makes the crease about 80% less apparent (this figure is based on TUV). The second is that it eliminates the wedge-shaped gap that exists between the two halves of the phone folds, that’s something the current design does not claim to have.
The hinge can also be used to enable something called FlexForm Mode. In essence, the hinge will keep the two halves in any angle that is between 50o and 120o, which allows the phone to serve as a tripod on its own for long video calls or for time-lapse photography.
Ultra Thin Glass
Let’s take a look at the specifications beginning by looking at the display. It’s a custom Serene display with 12 layers. It is made using Flexion Ultra Thin Glass, which is thinner than its competitors which is 0.03mm instead of. 0.6mm. This makes it more flexible. Testing by TUV confirmed that there would be “next to no fold” after 200,000 folds.
The core display’s main layer is LTPO AMOLED. This can alter its refresh rate between 1 Hz to 120 Hz, to fit the content you’re viewing while the sampling rate for touch could reach up to 1,000 Hz. Oppo tested the brightness and color rendering of both the inside and external display. They are able to reach a maximum brightness of 1,000nits however, it’s graduated into 10240 brightness levels, which means you will always get the optimal brightness in any lighting conditions.
The outside 5.49″ LCD is an AMOLED display and comes with Gorilla Glass Victus protection. Its resolution is 1,972 x 988 pixels (402 pixels per inch) and an average speed of refresh at 60Hz. The internal 7.1″ display features 1,792 x 1,920 pixels (370 ppi) and a one-120 refresh rate.
Its Oppo Find N is powered by the Snapdragon 888 chip with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB in UFS 3.1 storage. Although the phone supports standard split-screen multitasking gestures Oppo has added the two-finger swipe that splits the screen . Or it can be used with the four finger pinch to transform the full-screen app into a floating windows. The transition between using an application that is on the outer screen shifting to the inside screen, or vice versa, can be made as smooth as it is possible.
The phone has five cameras. Three of them are on the back, and two selfie cameras (one for each display). The fact that it folds allows you to utilize the main cameras to take selfies too.
In addition, the wide camera comes with the Sony IMX766 50 MP sensor (1/1.56″, 1.0 um pixels). It’s joined by 16-megapixel ultra wide (14 millimeters and IMX481) as well as a 13MP Telephoto (52 millimeters S5K3M5) cameras.
The phone comes with a battery of 4,500 mAh that is surprisingly large considering its small size. Additionally, it supports wireless and wired charging, including 33W SuperVOOC and 15W AirVOOC (plus reverse charging at 10W).
Oppo Find N in Black with a matte glass and a touch of glitter
Price of Oppo in Market
The Oppo Find N will be available in China beginning on December 23rd. Pricing is incredibly attractive at the equivalent of RMB7,699($1,200/EUR1070) for the 8GB/256GB version and RMB8,999 ($1,410/EUR1240) for the 12GB/512GB units. The only downside is that Oppo isn’t planning to launch its Find N in overseas markets. It’s still worth checking out our first-hand experience using the phone because it’s one of the most interesting phones of the year.