During the Oppo Inno Day 2021 event, Oppo had a number of announcements, but one new product took everyone by storm: the Oppo Find N. It’s pretty much a flagship level foldable smartphone that can be seen as the strongest alternative to Samsung’s own Galaxy Z Fold 3.
Pricing and availability
Unfortunately, the Oppo Find N is so far only available in China. Pre-orders for it are open already, and it will officially launch there on the 23rd of December. The pricing for it is as follows:
- Oppo Find N, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage – CNY7,699 (~RM5,115)
- Oppo Find N, 12GB RAM, 512GB storage – CNY8,999 (~RM5,979)
You might be thinking that it’s pretty expensive, but it’s actually pretty comparable to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 that it’s rivalling. The South Korean giant’s flagship foldable with 12GB of memory and 512GB of storage costs RMB14,999 (~RM9,907) in China. It is much cheaper here though, with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 starting at RM6,699 in Malaysia.
Oppo Find N specs
If you were to hold the Oppo Find N in person, you might actually be surprised by how small it is. The Oppo Find N has a 5.49-inch AMOLED outer display has a 988 x 1972p resolution, meaning that when closed, you can use it one handed almost like an Apple iPhone 13 Mini. It’s still fairly sharp with a pixel density of 402ppi, though you are limited to just a 60Hz refresh rate.
The inner display though is where it gets interesting. The Oppo Find N unfolds into a 7.1-inch AMOLED display with a 1792 x 1920p resolution for an 8.4:9 aspect ratio. It is capable of a 120Hz refresh rate, has a peak brightness of 1000nits and comes with HDR10+ too. The inner display also has LTPO technology with a variable refresh rate similar to Apple ProMotion for energy savings when a high refresh rate isn’t needed. Both the inner display and outer display have a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus over them too for scratch resistance.
Another key highlight though is the hinge. As you can see, there’s almost no crease marks on the Oppo Find N’s inner display. This is achieved thanks to what Oppo calls a Flexion Hinge. It has a ‘water drop hinge design’ that widens the angle of the fold when closed, allowing for a crease that Oppo claims is 80% less visible compared to other foldable devices. The Flexion Hinge also eliminates the gap between the two halves of the inner display, giving it a much sleeker look when folded.
As for the cameras, it has a triple camera setup on the rear, with a 50MP, f/1.8 main camera flanked by a 16MP, f2.2 ultrawide shooter and a 13MP, f/2.4 telephoto camera. You’ll also find two selfie cameras on the Oppo Find N—one 32MP, f/2.4 selfie shooter on the outer display, and another 32MP, f/2.4 selfie camera on the inner display. They’re both tucked away in a punch-hole cutout, with the selfie camera in the middle of the outer display and the second selfie camera in the corner of the inner display.
Under the hood, you’ll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 system-on-chip mated to up to 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It comes out of the box with ColorOS, based on Android 11. Keeping the lights on is a somewhat average sized 4,500mAh battery that has 33W wired fast charging, 15W wireless fast charging and is also capable of 10W reverse wireless charging.
Other notable features include stereo speakers and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The Oppo Find N also has support for NFC, WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0, and comes in either black, white or purple. Unfortunately though, there will be some questions raised about its durability, as unlike the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, it doesn’t have a water resistance rating. There’ll be doubts about how long the hinge will last too, though the way it folds in neatly without a gap is very cool indeed. For more information about the Oppo Find N, you can check out its announcement post on Oppo’s website here.