The announcement was made by the company in its Inno Day event 2021. Just like the Galaxy Z Fold series, the OPPO Find N is an inward-folding device. But, the Find N is a more compact device compare to the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is tall and features a skinny outside screen with aspect ratio of 25:9. In contrast, OPPO Find N’s outer screen has an aspect ratio of 18:9. This means two things.
One that the Find N will feel closer to looking like a normal smartphone when it’s folded. And two, that when unfolded, the device will be extra wide.
According to OPPO engineers: they wanted an outside screen that didn’t feel too cramped and an inside screen that’s ideal for videos and games. The display features a 120Hz LTPO panel that can refresh between 1Hz to 120Hz. Like the Galaxy Z Fold 3, the display is covered by Ultra-thin glass (UTG).
OPPO adopted the “waterdrop” hinge technology used by Huawei and Motorola for their foldables. This makes the screen less creasy compared to Samsung foldables. The hinge also folds completely flat with no gap, and OPPO says it’s been tested to withstand over 200,000 folds.
OPPO Find N key specs
|50 + 16 + 13 / 32MP
|Snapdragon 888 5G
|2G, 3G, 4G & 5G
One of the downside of this device is that is has no official IP rating. Which means, its not certified to be water or dust resistant. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 that is rated IPX8 water resistant. Also, this device will only be sold in China for now, no news as for international release date.
The OPPO Find N is cheaper than the Galaxy Z Fold 3. In fact, converting its price shows that its the cheapest large screen foldable yet. The starting price of the OPPO Find N is $1,200 and this makes it cheaper than the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Xiaomi’s Mix Fold with starting price of $1,799 and $1,500 respectively.