Oscared smartphone launched at Oppo Inno Day 2021

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Oscared smartphone launched at Oppo Inno Day 2021

The much-awaited Oppo Find N smartphone was launched at the Oppo Inno Day 2021 event on Wednesday. The foldable smartphone has a Flexion Hinge and is shown by Chief Product Officer Pete Lau during the launch event, this leaves virtually no gap between the two sides of the display once it is folded shut. The launch of the Oppo Find N follows the launch of the Oppo Air Glass and the MariSilicon X NPU that took place on Tuesday at the event.

Oppo Find N comes after four years of R&D and has gone through six generations of prototypes to reach this final version. The smartphone is equipped with a 5.49 inch OLED display with an 18: 9 aspect ratio on the outside screen. The Oppo Serene Display measures 7.1 inches when unfolded.

The screens support 120 Hz refresh rates, offer 1,000 nits of peak brightness along with LPTO technology and are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. Oppo said that the folding display offers 60 per cent more screen area than standard 6.5 inch smartphones and has an 8.4: 9 aspect ratio.

Both of the Oppo Find N screens have been rated to deliver 10,240 automatic brightness levels with a built-in ambient sensor and the brightness and colour calibration between the two screens have been fine-tuned to deliver a consistent, smooth experience.

The Oppo Find N has a 12 layer display structure and features an ultra-thin glass that measures 0.03 mm. The company said during the launch that the Find N display can survive over 2,00, 000 folds and that the device has been tested in 20 degree Celsius.

For a foldable device, the Oppo Find N promises up to 80 per cent less crease than its competitors, as per German testing firm TUV Rheinland. This is Oppo taking a direct dig at the very obvious crease on Samsung foldables - the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Z Flip 3.

Oppo says the feat of almost no crease was achieved due to the Flexion Hinge that has 136 individual parts. The hinge is what helps create virtually no gap between the panels when the device is folded.

The Oppo Find N can be used in its FlexForm Mode, keeping the phone folded at an angle of 50 degrees and 120 degrees, to be used as a laptop thanks to the Flexion Hinge. The cover display is automatically locked when the inner display is closed to maintain user privacy.

The Oppo Find N has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC under the hood and is paired with up to 12 GB of LPDDR 5 RAM and up to 512 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It has a 4,500mAh battery with 33 W SuperVOOC wired charging support that promises to power up the phone to 50 per cent in half an hour and 100 per cent in 70 minutes. It also supports 15 W AirVOOC wireless charging and 10 W reverse wireless charging.

It has five cameras. There is a triple camera setup on the back that is protected by a ceramic lens plate. The rear camera module has a 50 MP Sony IMX 766 primary sensor, a 16 MP with ultrawide lens and a 13 MP with a telephoto lens that supports 3 x optical zoom. There is a 32 MP camera on the front screen and another 32 MP camera on the inner screen.

Oppo has introduced a two-finger split gesture on the Oppo Find N that allows users to open up the multi-screen interface by running two fingers down the centre of the screen. There is also an option to save tasks in a split window on the homescreen as icons - for example if you use two apps together in a split-screen format, these can be saved together to launch them faster. More than 30,000 apps are compatible with the split-screen format, according to the company.

There is a four-finger zoom feature that allows users to continue running tasks between the folded and unfolded screens by simply swiping. There is a split keyboard customisation option that allows you to use the unfolded screen in FlexForm Mode. The device has a specially designed virtual keyboard that supports handwriting and is backed by a word bank for auto prediction.

The Oppo Find N has a feature called Parallel Window Mode where users can be on a video call on one side of the foldable display and use the messaging app on the other side. The screen ratio of both sides can be adjusted by dragging a dragging gesture.

The Oppo Find N has enhanced in-car navigation support and the folding display is supported by companies like AutoNavi. Users can view, share, or delete photos from one side and view from the other side by using a custom split-camera interface.

The smartphone has X-axis linear motor and stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support. Connectivity options on the Oppo Find N include 5 G, 4 G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, Bluetooth v 5.2, GPS A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port. There is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor on the Oppo Find N.

The Oppo Find N is priced at CNY 7,699 Rs 92,100 approx for the 8 GB 256 GB variant and CNY 8,999 Rs 1,07, 600 approx for the 12 GB 512 GB variant. The smartphone will be available in black, purple, and white.

The pre-bookings in China will begin on December 15 and the sales begin on December 23. Oppo Find N is only sold in China for now, and Oppo is yet to announce its price or availability for other markets.