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Oppo Find N2 and Find N2 Flip unveiled

While the width and height of the original Oppo Find N introduced a new form factor, the thickness and weight took a little getting used to. Faced with major competitor Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4, Oppo has addressed these concerns in the second-gen model while improving the cover display. In addition to the Find N2, Oppo also presented its first clamshell phone today. And the Find N2 Flip will also be sold internationally, as already suspected.

Oppo Find N2

At 72.6 mm when closed, the Oppo Find N2 is slightly narrower than its predecessor (73 mm). More importantly, the device now weighs just 233g, thanks in large part to an improved hinge design. Also, the thickness is 14.6mm when closed and 7.4mm when open (down from 15.9mm and 8.0mm). The anodized metal frame is available in three versions: the matte white and mint green versions have a glass back and weigh around 237 g. The black version has a vegan leather back.

The second generation Flexion hinge has been greatly improved. First, it has fewer parts – 100 instead of 138. Second, it uses advanced materials like carbon fiber and high-strength alloy. All of this helps to reduce the weight of the foldable. The new hinge design also shrinks the crease by 67%, making it less visible. The hinge can hold any angle between 45 and 125 degrees.

The cover display has also been revised. It’s still about the same size, but the aspect ratio is slightly smaller at 17.7:9 (instead of 18:9). Still, the Find N2 is slimmer than its predecessor because Oppo has slimmed down the bezels. The 5.54-inch cover display now also supports a refresh rate of 120 Hz. It’s also very bright with a peak value of 1,350 nits and is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus.

The internal display has the same dimensions at 7.1 inches and also maintains the square aspect ratio of 9.6:9. It’s an LTPO panel, so its refresh rate can vary between 1 and 120 Hz. Both displays have a touch sampling rate of 480 Hz. The main display is even brighter than the outer panel with a peak value of 1,550 cd/m².

Oppo also uses an anti-reflection film to improve legibility both in bright ambient light and at lower brightness settings. Both displays support HDR10+ and use color sensors to adapt the display to the lighting conditions.

Like its predecessor, the Oppo Find N2 offers three main cameras and two selfie cameras. The main module has been upgraded to a 1/1.56-inch, 50-megapixel Sony IMX890 sensor. The chip sits under an f/1.8 lens with a 24mm focal length and OIS. The ultra-wide has been further upgraded with a 48-megapixel IMX581 1/2-inch sensor under a 14mm f/2.2 lens. As a reminder, the original Find N had a 16-megapixel 1/3.09-inch sensor.

The 32 megapixel telephoto camera has switched to an IMX709 sensor (1/2.74 inch instead of 13 megapixels and 1/3.4 inch). The sensor has an RGBW filter, which allows it to collect more light. Oppo also uses a brighter f/2.0 aperture, while the original Find N had to make do with f/2.4. The focal length is rather short at 47 mm (instead of 52 mm). There are also two identical selfie cameras with 32-megapixel sensors – one in the cover display and one inside.

The camera system is supported by Oppo’s MariSilicon X image sensor and was jointly developed with Hasselblad. Professional mode uses algorithms to mimic the Hasselblad Natural Color Solution of the cameras of the same name. Xpan mode is inspired by the panoramic camera of the same name, which used 35mm film but shot in a wide aspect ratio. Appropriately, Xpan mode captures panoramic photos with an aspect ratio of 65:24.

The hinge allows for some creative viewing angles. For example, you can shoot at waist height and look at the phone, similar to a Hasselblad camera with a viewfinder at waist height. You can also place the Oppo Find N2 on the ground and use the foldable design as a tripod.

Oppo has also improved the charging system, which is now rated for 67 watts. According to Oppo, 37% is reached in 10 minutes, while a full charge takes 42 minutes (instead of 70 minutes). Wireless charging, on the other hand, is no longer available. The battery capacity has effectively remained the same at 4,520 mAh. It is powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset in combination with 12 or 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256 or 512 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The Find N2 comes with Android 13 and ColorOS 13, but again probably only in China.

Oppo Find N2 Flip

The Oppo Find N2 Flip is the company’s first foldable device in this form factor. Its obvious rivals are the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 and the Motorola RAZR 2022, but neither can match the 3.2-inch OLED cover display. You can use it to frame selfies, display QR codes, check the weather and change some settings.

The internal 120Hz AMOLED panel measures 6.8 inches when unfolded and supports a 120Hz refresh rate. There’s HDR10+ and DCI-P3 support and a fairly high brightness of 1,600 nits. Unlike the Find N2, the Flip is powered by a Dimensity 9000+ chipset.

The camera setup consists of a 50-megapixel main camera and an 8-megapixel ultrawide. There is a 32 megapixel selfie camera in the internal display, or you can use the main camera thanks to the large cover display. The MariSilicon X chip is on board for image processing.

The Find N2 Flip has the largest battery of any flip phone to date at 4,300 mAh and also charges the fastest at 44 watts. For comparison, the Galaxy Z Flip4 has a 3,700 mAh battery that charges at 25 watts and the Razr 2022 has a 3,500 mAh battery that charges at 30 watts. As said, the Oppo Find N2 Flip will be launched worldwide.

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