Update: OPPO has announced that its first foldable smartphone will only be available in China.
Day two of the OPPO INNO Day 2021 annual showcase has just ended. During the showcase, the company revealed its first foldable smartphone – the OPPO Find N.
The Find N boasts a 7.1-inch sized LTPO inner display that has a variable 1Hz to 120hz refresh rate offering 60% more area than the typical sized display. The inner display is also covered by UTG (ultra-thin glass) for a less plasticky feel. Meanwhile, on the outside, the company’s first foldable features a 5.5-inch panel.
The two displays have a 32MP extra sensors each to take care of selfies. Around the back, it has a triple camera setup which includes a 50MP main shooter, 16MP ultrawide, and a 13MP telephoto sensor.
The foldable device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 coupled with 8GB/12GB RAM and 128GB/256GB storage. Additionally, it is equipped with a 4500mAh battery that supports 33W charging.
But the real innovation and the most difficult struggle to overcome in manufacturing foldable phones is the reduction of the crease in the middle of the screen by using a near-perfect hinge design solution. Shown in the image above is a comparison of OPPO’s foldable phone with a competitor’s phone. As you can see the crease in the middle of OPPO’s phone display is nearly invisible.
This innovative hinge design was developed over time through six generations of prototypes and OPPO said it can withstand up to 200,000 folds.
The OPPO Find N is available in Black, White, and Purple colorways. The new foldable phone is priced at CNY 7,999 (8GB+256GB) and CNY 8,999 (12GB+512GB).