On the second day of Oppo's Inno Day 2021 the company revealed the Oppo Find N – Oppo’s first flagship foldable 5G phone, which it launched in China. The rest of us will have to wait for now, as Oppo hasn’t yet confirmed whether the Find N will hit global markets at a later date.
“To us, the name Find N represents new possibilities. We are ushering in the next chapter of smartphones: the revolutionary experience of this new form factor will undeniably shake up the industry. The Find N is OPPO’s unique solution in an increasingly homogenised smartphone industry," reads a statement on the Oppo website.
Somewhat a labour of love for Oppo, the Find N has been four years in the making and has gone through six generations of prototypes to get to the final foldable phone design. Price-wise the 8GB Oppo Find N with 256GB storage costs CNY¥7,699 (£911/$1,209) and the 12GB model with 512GB storage costs CNY¥8,999 (£1,065/$1,413). This is very competitive pricing and is significantly less than other foldable 5G phones on the market, including the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold.
Oppo Find N specifications
The 5G Find N has a really nice design – the phone opens into a landscape display, with a unique but excellent 8.4:9 aspect ratio – perfect for gaming, videos and reading. It has a 7.1inch inner display and a 5.49inch outer display. Oppo’s “Flexion Hinge” supports the foldable screen and in allows users to tilt the phone at any angle between 50 and 120 degrees, which will make the phone usable in a range of situations.
The large display gives users the ability to use split-screen, or floating windows, for certain apps. The Find N also allows users to continue to use the same software on the outer display as they were on the inner – you just swipe upwards when the phone is folded.
TUV-approved, the screen features a 0.03mm layer of “Flexion UTG”, which is ultra-thin glass. According to Oppo this has been tested to withstand being folded and unfolded up to 200,000 times, with minimal visible creasing.
A dynamic refresh rate of 1Hz up to 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of up to 180Hz feature on the main screen of the inner display and 240Hz on the secondary screen.
The foldable 5G phone features a triple-camera set-up, boasting a 50MP Sony IMX766 main sensor, 16MP ultrawide angle lens, 13MP telephoto lens and selfie cameras on both displays.
Snapdragon 888 chip
The Fold N features a Snapdragon 888 chip, as seen on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 which the Oppo phone beats on price. The phone features Android 11 running on ColorOS and has a 4500mAh battery with 33W fast charging, 15W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging. It comes it two models: 8GB RAM with 256GB storage as 12GB RAM with 512GB storage and three colour options: purple, white and black.