Oppo announced its entry into the foldable smartphone market with the Oppo Find N, which offers an internal 7.1-inch LTPO AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1792 x 1920 pixels with a variable refresh rate from 1 to 120 Hz and brightness maximum of 1000 nits, while the external display is a 5.49-inch AMOLED with a resolution of 1972 x 988 pixels @ 60 Hz protected from the Gorilla Glass Victus laminate.
Regarding the folding aspect, it is stated that the AMOLED screen is fixed on a 12-layer ‘Serene’ panel that uses the so-called ‘Flexion Ultra Thin Glass’ of 0.03mm thickness to be more flexible than the options of the competition (0.6mm), and promising a lifespan of at least 200,000 screen displays.
Mechanism-wise, the flex hinge is a complicated timepiece with 136 components, accomplishing two essential tasks. First, it folds the teardrop-shaped screen at the crease, making the crease 80% less noticeable. Second, it eliminates the wedge-shaped gap between the two halves when the phone is folded, something that the main booster of foldable phones, Samsung, cannot boast.
The hinge also allows something called FlexForm Mode. The hinge can hold the two halves at any angle between 50º and 120º, allowing the phone to act as its tripod for long video calls or time-lapse photography.
At the hardware level, the Oppo Find N is not surprising. It uses the Snapdragon 888 SoC along with 12 GB of LPDDR5 memory, 512 GB of UFS 3.1 storage, a 4500 mAh capacity battery with 33W fast charging and wireless charging. 15W offers a triple rear camera in the form of a Sony IMX766, Sony IMX481, and Samsung S5K3M5 50 + 16 + 13-megapixel sensor in the form of the primary sensor, ultra-wide-angle, and telephoto lens.
The terminal goes on sale in China at an exchange price of 1070 euros for the 8GB / 256GB version, while the top-of-the-range model does so at 1240 euros, a fee in Europe will be significantly higher.