On the second day of Oppo Inno Day 2021, Oppo unveiled the Oppo Find N, the company’s much-anticipated new generation foldable smartphone. The latter has been rumored for some time and has finally been revealed with flagship specs, as one would expect from such a high-end device. Oppo has emphasized both its hinge design and the crease that occurs on a foldable display, criticizing Samsung for claiming that its own hinge design earned it TUV Rheinland certification for the lack of a crease.
Key features of the Oppo Find N
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC powers the Oppo Find N, which has up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. There’s also an 8GB RAM/256GB storage model available. The device is powered by a 4,500mAh battery with a 33W SuperVOOC fast charging standard that claims to charge the device to 55 percent capacity in 30 minutes and 100 percent capacity in 70 minutes. It also supports 15W AirVOOC wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging to compatible devices when used with compatible Qi chargers.
The power button is integrated with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor on the device’s edge. Due to the tablet-like design, the foldable smartphone has a dual-speaker system with Dolby Atmos certification rather than the option of a quad-speaker setup. A 50MP Sony IMX766 main camera, a 16MP ultra-wide camera, and a 13MP telephoto lens make up the triple rear camera. A selfie camera is drilled into the left corner of the inside display, and a front-facing camera is drilled into the outside display.
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We’ll now shift our attention to the main focus of Oppo Inno Day 2021, which is display and hinge design. The Oppo Find N has a standard smartphone display with a 5.49-inch outer display and an 18:9 aspect ratio. The Find N has an 8.4:9 aspect ratio and a 7.1-inch E5 display with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. Due to the larger display area, Oppo claims that the smartphone has a 60% larger viewing area than a typical 6.5-inch smartphone display.
Oppo has also created a custom ‘Flexion’ hinge for the smartphone, which can be adjusted from 50 to 120 degrees, according to the company. This can be used to prop up the phone while typing, making video calls, or taking photos. Oppo has also developed custom software that makes switching between the outer and inner displays a breeze. The latter will recognize gestures, allowing for split-screen app viewing and other functions. According to Oppo, the ultra-thin glass on the outer layer of the folding display is 0.03mm thick to improve durability and legibility.
The smartphone itself is 73mm thick and weighs 270g, with 136 components inside the hinge.
For 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, the Oppo Find N costs RMB 7,699 (roughly Rs 92,000), and for 12GB RAM and 512GB storage, it costs RMB 8,999 (roughly Rs 1.07 lakh). In China, pre-orders for the smartphone have begun, with deliveries beginning next week, on December 23.