A Oppo revealed, this Wednesday (15), its first folding cell phone: the Find N. Following the molds of the Galaxy Z Fold 3, the smartphone has an internal and an external flexible screen, but adopts a more compact body and with another format. The smartphone is also a more affordable option in its class and has a lower suggested price than the Xiaomi Mi Fold in China.
The look is nothing mysterious in relation to other options on the market. Following in the footsteps of Samsung and Xiaomi models, Find N adds more than one display to its body. The difference lies in the appearance of the panels that provide a more compact design and even closer to “normal” cell phones without folding screens.
Let’s start with the outside. The external display is 5.49 inches, 1972 x 988 pixels resolution and 60 Hz rate. Unlike the Galaxy Z Fold 3, which is 6.2 inches and 24.5:9 aspect ratio, Oppo’s launch has an appearance of 18:9. In other words, when it’s closed, Find N is more like other smartphones without the technology.
The inside, as expected, is bigger. The folding screen measures 7.1 inches and has a resolution of 1792 x 1920 pixels, an aspect of 8.4:9 and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. But there is another difference between Oppo’s smartphone and the South Korean brand’s alternative, thanks to the hole in the upper left corner to house the front camera.
The construction also draws attention. THE The Verge reported that during the launch, Oppo’s product director, Pete Lau, reported that the phone had been in in-house development since 2018.
Find N has triple camera and advanced datasheet
Besides, we have a cell phone like any other. And here we highlight the triple photographic set formed by the main camera of 50 megapixels, 16 megapixel ultrawide and 13 megapixel telephoto (2x zoom). The front cameras, placed in holes on the inside and outside screens, have a resolution of 32 megapixels.
The advanced datasheet is led by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. The smartphone also has options with RAM memory of up to 12 GB and storage of up to 512 GB. The 4,500 mAh battery supports both 33 watt wired and 15 watt wireless charging. 10 watt wireless reverse charging is also present.
Oppo Find N is cheaper than Xiaomi Mi Fold
Another advantage is the suggested price of the launch. For now, only consumers in China will be able to purchase it for 7,699 yuan (about R$6,910 in direct conversion) with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage as of December 23rd. The model with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of space costs 8,999 yuan (about R$8,100).
The values put Oppo’s folding machine in a prominent position. That’s because the Xiaomi Mi Fold hit stores in China in April with a suggested retail price of 9,999 yuan (about R$8,990) for the model with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of space. The equivalent of the more advanced Find N option with 512GB of space cost RMB 10,999 (about R$9,885) at launch.
Xiaomi also has an even more expensive option. Made of ceramic, the variant costs 12,999 yuan, equivalent to approximately R$11,685 in direct conversion. The more robust edition also features 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage and, like the rest, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor in the advanced datasheet.
Here in Brazil, we have the Galaxy Z Fold 3 as an option. Samsung’s collapsible was released in September with suggested prices starting at R$12,799 and storage of 256GB or 512GB. On the same day, the South Korean brand also announced the Galaxy Z Flip 3 for R$ 6,999 with 128 GB and for R$ 7,499 with 256 GB.
There is no release forecast for Oppo Find N in Brazil.
With information: The Verge and XDA-Developers