At an OPPO INNO DAY Showcase event in China, OPPO has launched its first foldable flagship smartphone, the OPPO Find N.
According to Oppo, the Flexion Hinge on the OPPO Find N is made of 136 components with extreme precision of up to 0.01 mm, ensuring the hinge works as smoothly as the joints in the human body. OPPO’s water-drop hinge design solves some of the biggest pain points in foldable devices by widening the angle of the fold in the display and offering a buffer when the display folds, resulting in a minimal crease that is up to 80% less noticeable compared with other devices, according to TUV.
The cam and spring structure inside the advanced Flexion Hinge allows the device to freely stand when unfolded at any angle between 50-120 degrees. OPPO has customized the user interface to operate better and more efficiently in compatible apps like the Music, Notes and Camera apps. For example, in the Notes app, the OPPO Find N can convert into a mini laptop allowing you to take notes without needing to hold the device. Since the Find N can freely stand at various angles, the device also serves as its own tripod, making 4K HD time-lapse imaging, video calls and online meetings easy and hands-free.
The OPPO Find N features an immersive 7.1-inch inner 12-layer Serene Display and a 5.49-inch outer LTPO display. With an 8.4:9 aspect ratio, the inner display unfolds directly into landscape mode so users can watch videos, play games or read books without the extra step of rotating the device. When folded, the 18:9 aspect ratio gives users a full, familiar smartphone experience with a display that is easy to use with one hand as stated by Oppo. Both screens provide 10,240 automatic brightness levels, ensuring user comfort in all kinds of complex lighting environments, with a peak brightness of up to 1,000 nits.
The display includes a 0.03 mm layer of Flexion UTG (ultra-thin glass), compared to 0.6 mm for regular smartphone glass, allowing it to easily bend while providing strong durability. The Serene Display is also very reliable, with the ability to be folded over 200,000 times while still maintaining an overall smooth folding experience with next to no crease, as verified by TUV. The inner screen uses an LTPO display with smart dynamic refresh rate technology that adapts the refresh rate anywhere between 1-120 Hz based on the content you are watching. The inner display also features support for a touch sampling rate of up to 1,000 Hz.
The 7.1-inch inner display of the Find N offers a 60% larger visual area than a standard 6.5-inch display, creating a more immersive experience and more possibilities for software innovations in usage scenarios like multitasking and productivity as further stated by Oppo.
To make full use of the larger tablet-like experience when unfolded, the OPPO Find N includes new gestures to make side-by-side multitasking more intuitive. When using a compatible app, simply use two fingers to swipe down in the middle of the device to split the screen in half, or turn a full-screen window into a floating window by pinching it with four fingers.
The software of the OPPO Find N is optimized to allow users to smoothly and naturally switch between the two screens. When unfolding the phone, the content is seamlessly relayed from the outer screen to the main inner display. And when folding the device, the user can swipe up on the cover screen to continue using the same function on the outer screen. In addition, a range of keyboard customizations for the large inner display, including a split keyboard that makes it easier to use two thumbs to type, help to maximize productivity.
For photography, the OPPO Find N is equipped with triple-camera setup which includes a 50 MP Sony IMX 766 main sensor, a 16 MP ultra-wide lens and a 13 MP telephoto lens, as well as 32MP selfie cameras on both the inner and outer displays.
A new split-camera user interface on the OPPO Find N gives you the ability to use the large, immersive inner display to efficiently take photos on one side and then view, share or delete your most recent photo on the other side. When taking photos from the main camera with the display unfolded, you can use both the inner and outer displays for both you and your subject to preview the shot simultaneously.
The OPPO Find N is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Mobile Platform combined with 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 256GB UFS 3.1 storage and 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It is packed with 4,500 mAh battery with 33W SUPERVOOC Flash Charge which is optimized to charge 55% in 30 minutes and 100% in 70 minutes. It also comes with 15W AIRVOOC wireless charging (compatible with standard Qi) and 10W reverse wireless charging. The OPPO Find N includes a side-mounted fingerprint scanner that is housed in the power button, as well as a dual speaker system and Dolby Atmos support for an immersive sound output.
The OPPO Find N comes in three colors. The Black variant combines glittery matte glass and new film lamination techniques to achieve a subtle and premium shimmering effect on the base layer. The White option is inspired by a white ceramic glaze, with glossy glass and a refined texture that matches the ceramic camera plate to create a consistent feel. The Purple version is reminiscent of a bottle of luxury perfume, using multiple layers of customized films to create illusions of light and shadow with a transparent texture.
The OPPO Find N will be available in China from December 23, 2021, with a starting price of RMB 7,699 (approx. INR 92,00) for 8GB+256GB variant and 8999 RMB (approx. Rs. 108,000) for the 12GB+512GB variant. Oppo has not disclosed when this phone will be introduced in India.