After working on six foldable phones over the last four years, Oppo has finally launched its first-ever foldable phone, the Oppo Find N. The Oppo Find N comes with some unique designs choices and Oppo claims that “this is the phone that will turn foldables from novelty to necessity”. Well, continue reading to find out everything you need to know about the Oppo Find N and if it lives up to those claims.
Oppo Find N Price and Availability
The Oppo Find N is priced at CNY 7,699 (≈$1210 or €1070) for the base 8GB 256GB model and CNY 8,999 (≈$1410 or € 1250) for the maxed-out 12GB 512GB model. The foldable phone will be available in three colors in China from December 23. Unfortunately, the Find N will only be available in China as Oppo doesn’t plan on launching it globally. The Oppo Find N is one of the most affordable foldables when compared to Samsung or Huawei’s offering.
Oppo Find N Specifications and Features
One of the most prominent features of the Find N is its aspect ratio. It has an aspect ratio of 18 by 9 on the outer display while the inner display has an aspect ratio of 8.4 by 9. This affects how apps show up on each of the displays. The outer display with a conventional aspect ratio can show apps in the best way possible while the inner display has some issues as it uses a custom aspect ratio.
The outer display is a 5.49-inch AMOLED panel that has a resolution of 1,972 x 988 px and a standard refresh rate of 60 Hz with Gorilla Glass Victus protection. It can go up to 1,000 nits of brightness and has a punch-hole cutout that houses one of the two selfie cameras.
The inner display is where things start to get interesting. The inner screen is a Custom Serene Display with 12 layers. It uses a Flexion Ultra-Thin Glass that is 0.03 mm thin which makes it more flexible when compared to the competition. It is TUV-verified tested and according to that, there will still be “next to no crease” after 200,000 foldings.
Now, let’s talk about the main deal here. The inner display is a 7.1-inch LTPO AMOLED panel that has a resolution of 1,792 x 1,920 px with a peak brightness of 1,000 nits. It has a variable refresh rate of 1 Hz to 120 Hz and a touch sampling rate of up to 1,000 Hz. It also has a punch-hole cutout that houses the second selfie camera.
Every foldable phone has a hinge which is the most crucial component. The Oppo Find N has a new Flexion Hinge with 136 components which is quite much but it brings some new features in a foldable. This new hinge folds the display with a teardrop shape which makes the crease 80% less noticable. Also, this new hinge gets rid of the wedge-shaped gap that shows up between the two halves of the phone when folded.
The hinge can hold the two halves of the phone at any angle between 50° and 120°. This allows the phone to act as its tripod for different purposes. The phone has premium build quality with matte glass on the back and a nice aluminum frame.
Oppo has worked relentlessly to make sure that all 1st party software and apps work well with the Find N irrespective of the display you’re using. The transition between using an app on the outer screen and moving to the inner screen or vice versa is also as seamless as possible.
It has support for regular split-screen multitasking gestures but now, Oppo has added custom gestures for multitasking. A two-finger swipe down will split the screen while a four-finger pinch will turn the present full-screen app into a floating window.
Under the hood, the Oppo Find N draws its power from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset coupled with the Adreno 660 GPU. It is paired with 8GB or 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB or 512GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage.
The Oppo Find N has a triple camera setup on the rear that features a 50MP main camera alongside a 16MP ultrawide camera and a 13MP telephoto camera with 2X zoom. The main camera is a Sony IMX766 sensor (1/1.56”, 1.0 µm pixels). The ultrawide camera is a Sony IMX481 sensor and the telephoto is a Samsung S5K3M5 sensor. Like most foldables, you can use this rear camera to take selfies.
On the inside, the Oppo Find N is backed by a 4,500 mAh battery that has support for 33W SuperVOOC wired charging and 15W AirVOOC wireless charging. It also has support for 10W reverse charging so you can use it to charge your other accessories.