After working extensively on the folding screen technology, Oppo engineers believe they’ve created a near-imperceptible crease, addressing one of the drawbacks of early foldable technology. Both the Find N2 and Find N2 Flip will compete with other foldable phones like the 2022 Motorola Razr, in addition to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 and Fold4 devices.
Find N2 Flip: what we know so far
A long time coming, the Find N2 Flip had working prototypes back in 2019, but Oppo continued development for three years, resulting in what you see today. It uses a second iteration of the company’s Flexion Hinge technology, said to produce a nearly invisible crease.
One major selling point is its cover display, which is visible when folded. At 3.26 inches, it’s significantly larger than its competitors. For comparison, the 2022 Motorola Razr’s rear-facing Quick View screen is 2.7 inches, while the Galaxy Z Flip4’s measures 1.9 inches.
For the Find N2 Flip, this larger portrait-aligned rear display enables you to view up to six notifications at a time, plus better preview photos using the main camera. Although camera specs aren’t yet known, the phone has a dual preview system where you can see what its cameras see on both displays, regardless of whether you’re behind or in front of the phone. It seems like something well suited to apps like BeReal and Instagram that let you take photos using the selfie and rear cameras simultaneously.
Other specs include a 6.8-inch main display, and a 4300mAh battery, combined with a custom MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ chipset engineered for battery longevity. The Find N2 Flip just launched in China, and a global release is scheduled for early next year. Following the announcement, Oppo revealed the device’s full specifications, visible in the image below.
Find(ing) a foldable successor
Oppo didn’t launch its debut horizontal foldable phone, the Find N, in Australia, as evidenced by its website absence, but the company seems to have global ambitions with its successor. An immediately striking aspect of the Find N2 is its petite design: it weighs just 233 grams and is only 14.6mm thick when closed. Similar to its Flip companions, the N2 employs the second-gen Flexion Hinge, which is a smaller and thinner hinge than its predecessor. This combined, with inner display improvements, equates to a device rated up to 400,000 folds.
When closed, the Find N2 has a 5.54-inch outer display with a peak brightness of 1350 nits, while the 7.1-inch inner display goes up to 1550 nits. Both displays have a smooth variable refresh rate of 120Hz, perfect for endless doomscrolling.
On the inside, the Find N2 wields a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, 5G compatibility, and a 4520mAh battery supporting 67W fast charging using Oppo’s SuperVOOC technology. Additionally, the new foldable includes a 50MP main camera using Sony’s flagship IMX890 sensor, a 48MP ultra-wide camera with macro features, and a 32MP RGBW 2x telephoto camera.
Arguably one of the biggest issues with foldable phones is having software that supports the innovative hardware. It looks like Oppo has addressed some of these concerns with a custom version of its ColorOS 13 software based on Android. Using various finger swipe gestures, you can enter split-screen mode and use multiple apps at once, and even screenshot either one or both apps with specifically placed gestures.
As far as availability goes, like the Find N2 Flip, we’ll likely hear more specifics in the new year following the Find N2’s China launch. Both phones are potential contenders in the foldable phone market, a sector that’s beginning to heat up with competition and innovation.