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Oppo’s New Foldable Phone May Have Solved The Crease Problem

Oppo’s New Foldable Phone May Have Solved The Crease Problem

There’s a new foldable phone in town: The Oppo Find N. After teasing its new foldable last week, the Chinese electronics-maker launched its latest Find N foldable phone on Wednesday, during the second day of its “Inno Day” event.

The new phone, which will be sold only in China starting on Dec. 23, is a little smaller than rival foldable devices like Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold line. The Find N has a similar design to the Z Fold but sports a 5.49-inch outer display and a 7.1-inch inner screen. Samsung’s phone, by contrast, has a 6.2-inch screen on the front and a 7.6-inch display when opened.

Similar to classic clamshell phones, the Find N has a wider 18:9 aspect ratio that makes it more natural to use as a regular phone when closed. Samsung, meanwhile, has a more narrow front display on its Z Fold line.

Like the Z Fold, there are five cameras on the Find N. Both the inside and front screens have 32-megapixel hole-punch cameras for selfies and video chats, while the rear adds three additional sensors: a 50-megapixel main camera, a 16-megapixel ultrawide lens and a 13-megapixel telephoto.

A Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and 12GB of RAM power the device, which is running Oppo’s ColorOS 12, based on Android 11. As you’d expect, Oppo’s fast wireless and wired charging are here, with the Find N supporting the company’s 33-watt SuperVOOC Flash Charge for wired charging and 15-watt AirVOOC for wireless charging (as well as regular Qi wireless chargers). There is also 10-watt reverse wireless charging, so it can charge other devices wirelessly.

The company says that using the SuperVOOC wired charging, the phone, and its 4,500-mAh battery can go from dead to 55% in 30 minutes and to 100% in 70 minutes.

Although the Find N isn’t IP68-rated for water- and dust resistance, Oppo says that it “does go through rigorous water-resistance and durability testing to ensure the device can easily cope with things like sweat, moisture, and light drizzle that are regularly encountered in everyday usage scenarios.”