The folding flagship smartphone is predicted to be a game changer and a prima donna in the market. The reason is, this device has an elegant and compact design and is supported by the latest technology and features. Folding smartphones also have various advantages over conventional premium phones. One of them, a larger screen size. Like a flagship, a folding smartphone has high specifications that can support user mobility because it is easy to carry around thanks to its compact size. Not surprisingly, foldable smartphones are predicted to be able to bridge the functions of cellphones and tablets at the same time. These advantages are also found in Oppo’s first folding screen smartphone, the Oppo Find N. For information, the smartphone introduced by Oppo at the Oppo Inno Day 2021 event, Wednesday (15/12/2021), has an inner screen size of 7.1 inches and an immersive outdoor display measuring 5.49 inches.
The screen can provide more space for users to be creative and multitask. The smartphone, which was developed for four years, is equipped with the latest innovations from Oppo, namely the hinge, display material, and aspect ratio. “This is done to meet more (more) needs for users. With the Oppo Find N, we want to change users’ perceptions of the potential of foldable smartphones and make them more accessible to many people,” said Oppo Chief Product Officer Pete Lau at the launch. Then, what are the innovations, features, and specifications of Oppo’s foldable flagship smartphone that can support user productivity and creativity? Check out the following reviews.
1. Immersive screen
The Oppo Find N foldable flagship smartphone is equipped with advanced screen technology. This smartphone features a large and immersive landscape display. This is thanks to the Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxid (LTPO) screen which is equipped with smart dynamic refresh rate technology.
This technology allows the inner screen to adjust the refresh rate based on the content the user is currently viewing, from 1 to 120 Hertz (Hz). The inside screen of the Oppo Find N is even more immersive with a touch sampling rate of up to 1,000 Hz. When the phone is opened, the Oppo Find N screen has an aspect ratio of 8.4: 9 and activates landscape mode automatically. This mode is suitable for various activities, such as working, watching videos, playing games, and reading books without having to rotate the device. Meanwhile, when folded, the external display of the smartphone screen has an aspect ratio of 18: 9 like a conventional flagship phone. Oppo Find N can also be operated with one hand. Oppo has also fine-tuned the brightness and color calibration between the inside and outside of the display. This is to ensure users get a consistently smooth experience. To note, both the screen inside and outside has 10,240 levels of automatic brightness. This technology is embedded to ensure user comfort when using the device in various different lighting levels. The screen is also capable of reaching the highest brightness level of up to 1,000 nits.
2. Open three apps in one screen
Oppo Find N is also equipped with advanced features to maximize multitasking activities, namely Split Screen. This feature allows users to open two to three applications at once on one screen. Users can also save frequently used application settings in Split Screen mode easily on the home screen. Thus, users can immediately open applications that are often used without having to go back and forth to open them one by one. In addition, the Oppo foldable smartphone is also equipped with the latest hand gesture features. This feature helps users perform multiple activities at the same time more easily. When activating the Split Screen feature, for example, users simply swipe the screen from top to bottom using two fingers. After that, the screen will split into two views on the right and left. To reduce the appearance of the application window, users simply pinch (pinch out) the screen with four fingers. The application display instantly becomes a floating window. As is known, floating windows allow applications to float on the screen like on a computer. Thus, users can reply to incoming WhatsApp messages while playing games or watching movies. In addition to the above gesture, users can also perform a long press or drag-and-drop application icon to activate the floating window feature. In order to make typing easier, the Oppo Find N keyboard display can be enlarged when using the inside screen. Users can activate the Split Keyboard feature so they can use two thumbs to type and increase productivity while working.
3. Screen flexibility thanks to Flexion Hinge and FlexForm
As mentioned earlier, the Oppo Find N is equipped with the latest innovation, namely a curved hinge or a strong Flexion Hinge. This innovation makes folding phones last up to 200,000 times more. The hinge moves like a human joint. Thus, the phone can be folded smoothly when opened or folded
The use of Flexion Hinge technology also allows the fold line at the center of the phone to be disguised by up to 80 percent. Flexion Hinge can also eliminate gaps between screens when folded. It can protect the inner screen from scratches. In addition, Flexion Hinge technology also allows the phone to be bent in 50 to 120 degrees or FlexForm mode. In FlexForm mode, the Oppo Find N can function like a tripod or mini laptop because it can stand upright. This mode will make it easier for users when taking pictures or attending virtual meetings without having to hold the device. Users just fold the phone to the degree they want and don’t need to look for a cellphone stand as a support. Oppo has also adjusted the Oppo Find N user interface so that users can continue to use various features or applications when in FlexForm mode, from notes, music applications, to the camera.
4. Classy camera
Like a flagship smartphone, the Oppo Find N is also equipped with three high-quality cameras to take photos and record videos. The camera consists of a Sony IMX 766 lens, a 50 megapixel main sensor (MP), a 16 MP ultra-wide lens, and a 13 MP telephoto lens. There are also two 32 MP selfie cameras on the inside and outside screens. The combination of the sophistication of the Oppo Find N camera, FlexForm mode, and software adapted for folding smartphones is able to provide a more creative shooting and video experience. FlexForm mode, for example, can help users record 4K HD time-lapse videos more easily. Users do not need to hold the device because the foldable smartphone can stand on its own when bent at an angle between 50 to 120 degrees. When the device is bent below 60 degrees, the screen will move the preview image to the bottom view for easy shooting settings. Then, Oppo Find N also features a split-camera user interface. This feature allows users to use one side of the large inner screen to take photos. Meanwhile, one side of the screen can be used to view, send, and delete the resulting photos. When taking photos using the main camera with the device open, users can use the inside or outside screen to preview the photos taken directly. In addition, the Oppo Find N rear camera which has a higher resolution than the front camera can also be used to take selfies with higher quality. Users can use the external screen to preview the selfie before shooting. Taking selfies can be done with the hand gesture feature so that the user remains in the frame without having to press the camera shutter button.
5. Ergonomic design and premium class performance
Oppo Find N has a 3D curved design on both edges of the device. The slim curve lowers the height of the camera module. On the outside, Oppo has a Gorilla Glass Victus panel and a ceramic camera plate. Both are embedded with elegant designs and charming finishes. This makes the Oppo Find N comfortable to hold and still looks slim when folded
Regarding performance, the Oppo Find N does not need to be doubted. The reason is, this smartphone is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and up to 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM. This combination makes the Oppo Find N capable of running moderate to heavy mobile games or applications.
Oppo Find is also supported by large data storage space. For this, Oppo has embedded universal flash storage (UFS) 3.1 with a capacity of 512 GB. For battery power, the Oppo Find N is equipped with a battery with a capacity of 4,500 milliampere-hour (mAh) which makes the device last all day. Charging also doesn’t take long because this flagship device has been equipped with the 33 watt (W) Supervooc Flash Charge feature. With this feature, the Oppo Find N battery can be charged 55 percent in 30 minutes. Meanwhile, for a full charge, it only takes 70 minutes. As a premium device, the Oppo Find N is also equipped with 15W Airvooc wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging. The device also features a fingerprint scanner placed on the power button and a dual speaker system with Dolby Atmos technology to deliver a more vibrant sound. Oppo’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tony Chen said, the presence of the Oppo Find N with these advantages is Oppo’s commitment to developing innovations that focus on user experience. “This is also part of Oppo’s new brand proposition, namely ‘Inspiration Ahead’. This brand proposition carries the spirit of optimism in facing challenges and uncertainties,” said Tony. For information, Oppo Find N consists of three color variants, namely black, white, purple. Currently, the Oppo Find N is only available in China since December 23, 2021, after being presented at the Oppo Inno Day 2021 event.