Arguably the biggest bugbear with any foldable screen technology is the visible crease on some devices. To combat this, Oppo claims the Find N2 Flip has a near-imperceptible crease you can barely see or feel, and that the device has been tested to over 400,000 folds using its second-gen Flexion Hinge technology.
Another flip phone advancement Oppo touts is its 4,300mAh battery, bigger than the Razr’s 3,500mAh and the Flip4’s 3,700mAh batteries. Plus, the N2 Flip features Oppo’s 44W Supervooc fast charging, said to fully charge a near-depleted battery to 100% in under an hour.
From a software perspective, the Oppo Find N2 Flip employs the company’s custom Android wrapper, ColorOS. This operating system reportedly takes full advantage of the flip format and the phone’s large cover screen. You can quickly reply to messages, access settings, take calls and more while the phone is closed. There’s also support for the long haul, too: Oppo promises four years of ColorOS updates – the longest OS support from the company to date – and five years of security updates.
After the phone launched in China last year, overseas reviewers indicate that we’ve got plenty to look forward to. Early looks from the likes of The Guardian and The Verge suggest there’s plenty to like about the N2 Flip thanks to its good build quality and display.
MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ 8GB RAM ColorOS 13.0 based on Android 13
Main screen: 120Hz 6.8-inch AMOLED with LTPO, 21:9, 2520 × 1080, 1-120Hz dynamic refresh rate with up to 240Hz touch sampling rate, 1,600 nits peak brightness, HDR10+ Cover screen: 3.26-inch AMOLED, 17:9, 720 × 382, 900 nits peak brightness
Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, face unlock
50MP main camera: Sony IMX890, 23mm f/1.8 lens 8MP ultrawide camera: Sony IMX355, 16mm f/2.2 lens 32MP selfie camera: Sony IMX709 RGBW, 21mm f/2.4 lens
4,300mAh, 44W Supervooc charging
Dual SIM, NFC, Bluetooth 5.3, 5G, Wi-Fi 6,
Astral Black, Moonlit Purple
Oppo Find N2 Flip release date and price
Available to pre-order starting from 2 March, Oppo’s new flip phone costs $1,499 from retailers including JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman. There’s no word yet on the expected shipping date, although it shouldn’t be too long after the initial pre-order date.
We still don’t know if the horizontally-folding Oppo Find N2 phone – a competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold range – will come to Australia. In the meantime, it’s exciting that the local flip phone competition gains another entrant to push the technology forward. On paper, the N2 Flip impresses in a lot of areas, so we’re looking forward to testing it out.