Oppo Find N official with 7.1-inch foldable display
The Oppo Find N is here, and the company took its time developing its first foldable phone, iterating six times over the course of four years.
One significant distinction is that Oppo kept to reasonable aspect ratios, starting with 18:9 for the outside screen and 8.4:9 for the interior (slightly narrower than a square). To put that into perspective, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a 25:9 outside display, the Mi Mix Fold has a 27:9 outer display, and the Mate X is the closest to a standard phone ratio of 19.5:9.
It’s not only about the aspect ratio, but that has a significant influence on usability as certain applications don’t look good on excessively tall and narrow displays. The Find N features a 5.49inch exterior display and a 7.1-inch inside screen, making it smaller than the competitors. It falls somewhere in the midst between tiny flip phones and bigger horizontal foldables.
The new “Flexion Hinge” is a sophisticated clockwork device with 136 parts, yet it does two crucial jobs. To begin, it folds the display in a teardrop form at the fold, which makes the crease 80 percent less obvious. Second, unlike the current market-leading design, it removes the wedge-shaped gap between the two sides when the phone is folded.
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FlexForm Mode is another feature enabled by the hinge. The hinge can keep the two parts of the phone at any angle between 50o and 120o, thus turning the phone into a tripod for extended video conversations or time-lapse photography.
Let’s take a deeper look at the specifications, beginning with the inner display. It’s a 12-layer Serene Display made to order. It uses Flexion Ultra Thin Glass, which is 0.03mm thick compared to 0.6mm for the competitors. It becomes far more adaptable as a result of this. After 200,000 folds, TUV-verified testing revealed that there will be “almost no crease.”
The display’s main layer is LTPO AMOLED, which can alter its refresh rate between 1 and 120 Hz depending on the material you’re watching, while the touch sampling rate may reach 1,000 Hz. The colour rendering and brightness of both the inside and outside screens were calibrated by Oppo. They can reach 1,000 nits of peak brightness, but because they are graded in 10,240 brightness levels, you can always find the ideal brightness in any lighting situation.
The outside 5.49-inch display on the Oppo Find N is a Gorilla Glass Victus-protected AMOLED screen. It boasts a 1,972 x 988 pixel resolution (402 ppi) and a 60 Hz refresh rate. The inner 7.1-inch display has a resolution of 1,792 x 1,920 pixels (370 ppi) and a refresh rate of 1-120 Hz.
The Snapdragon 888 CPU is paired with 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512 GB of UFS 3.1 storage in the Oppo Find N. While the phone supports standard split-screen multitasking gestures, Oppo added a two-finger swipe down to divide the screen, or a four-finger squeeze to transform a full-screen programme into a floating window. Additionally, the transition from utilising an app on the outer screen to shifting to the inner screen, or vice versa, is as smooth as possible.
The phone has a total of five cameras, three on the back and two on the front (one on each screen). Because it’s foldable, you can also take a selfie with the primary cameras.
A 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor (1/1.56″, 1.0 m pixels) is used in the wide camera. A 16MP ultra-wide (14 mm, IMX481) and a 13MP telephoto (52 mm, S5K3M5) camera are also included.
The phone has a 4,500 mAh battery, which is quite large for its small size, and it supports both wired and wireless charging – 33W SuperVOOC and 15W AirVOOC, respectively (plus 10W reverse charging).
On December 23, the Oppo Find N will be available in China. The 8GB/256GB version costs RMB7,699 (USD 1,200/Rs 92,200), while the 12GB/512GB version costs RMB8,999 (USD 1,410/Rs 1.07 lakh). The bad news is that Oppo has no plans to release the Find N in other countries.