Oppo is already on to its second flagship foldable, and still nothing outside of China, but the smaller flip model IS set to arrive in global markets in 2023!
The Oppo Find N2 and Find N2 Flip were unveiled a day after the INNO Day 2022 event, and the Find N2 Flip is coming to global markets, including the UK, in the new year. Which is nice.
The Find N2 becomes an industry leader as the lightest horizontally folding phone, weighing in at just 233g with the black vegan leather clad variant.
This is thanks to the second-generation Flexion Hinge that uses carbon fibre and high-strength alloy, and 100 components (down 36 from the original Find N). This has reduced weight from the original by 42g, and also brings with it a less visible crease and no gap when the phone is folded.
Oppo states the foldable is designed to work at least 400,000 times without a drop in performance, as rated in TÜV lab tests.
It is also ultra-thin at just 14.6mm when closed, yet still packs in a great specification. Both displays support 120Hz, while the internal 7.1-inch display can peak at 1,550 nits. There’s reduced reflection thanks to an anti-reflection film applied to the display surface.
The bezel of the outer display has been reduced by 47% over the original Find N.
The screen resolution of the internal 7.1-inch display is 1,920×1,792 pixels with 1-120Hz refresh rate. The external 5.54-inch display is 2,120×1,080 pixels with 120Hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of 1,350 nits.
The Find N2 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, 4,250mAh battery with 67W wired-charging (charging from 0% to 100% in 42 minutes), and a triple camera system – 50-megapixel Sony IMX890, 48-megapixel ultra-wide (with macro), and 32-megapixel RGBW 2x telephoto – with Hasselblad tuning and Oppo’s MariSilicon X imaging NPU (as utilised in devices such as the Find X5 Pro and Reno 8 Pro).
The Find N2 comes with ColorOS 13 (built on Android 13) and has many customisations to take full advantage of the folding display, such as an enhanced split-screen experience.
Oppo cites issues with some popular Western apps as being a key reason for not bringing the Find N2 to global markets for now, the same reason for Honor not bringing its first horizontal folding phone to the UK in 2022.
As such, there’s a good chance that if these software issues can be addressed (and it’s likely they will with so many foldables starting to be introduced in China), we may be able to get this model released later in 2023. That’s not an official statement, but my own opinion and prediction.
Oppo Find N2 Flip
What is absolutely coming is the second device announced by Oppo today; the Find N2 Flip.
With the potential of appealing to a far bigger market, the Oppo Find N2 Flip will enter global markets in 2023, including Europe.
Pricing is not yet released, but the MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ powered phone will offer all-day battery life with its 4,300mAh battery.
Featuring the largest cover screen on any flip phone released yet, Oppo is proud of the ability to use the phone more regularly in its folded up form.
Like the Find N2, the Find N2 Flip uses a second-generation Flexion Hinge to give the internal display a near invisible crease.