Foldable smartphones are a real thing now, and we can mainly thank Samsung for that, which, in 2021, has gone full throttle in making the devices mainstream.
The like of the Z Flip3, which we have since assessed, are excellent phones that can be used daily without any issues. The phone, alongside its bigger sibling the Z Fold3, are so good that Samsung is offering them in nearly all its markets, and that the Z Flip3 is so hot that its orders get depleted so fast.
Other companies are also making foldable phones, including BBK Electronic’s OPPO.
Its new device is the OPPO Find N, which has been a well-kept secret because it did not even leak.
It looks like the Z Fold3, but is more compact, and thus more appealing to people who find the Samsung offering a little bit too big, including yours truly.
OPPO Find N brings a new approach to the foldable form factor and offers a refreshed user experience both for people who have used foldable devices in the past, as well as users who are new to the foldable form factor – OPPO in a statement
Here are some of its features/specs:
- 7.1-inch inner display with a 8.4:9 aspect ratio, which makes it unfold directly into landscape mode so users can watch videos, play games or read books without the extra step of rotating the device
- 5.49” outer display with a 18:9 aspect ratio
- Smart dynamic refresh rate technology that adapts the refresh rate anywhere between 1-120 Hz
- The Serene Display is also very reliable, with the ability to be folded over 200,000 times while still maintaining an overall smooth folding experience with next to no crease.
- Built with up to 136 components
- A minimal crease that is up to 80% less noticeable compared with other devices
- A range of software features that take advantage of the folding display. FlexForm Mode on the OPPO Find N gives users the flexibility to adapt the device to a wide range of usage scenarios.
- OPPO customized the user interface to operate better and more efficiently in compatible apps like the Music, Notes and Camera apps.
- The Find N can freely stand at various angles, the device also serves as its own tripod, making 4K HD time-lapse imaging, video calls and online meetings easy and hands-free.
- New gestures to make side-by-side multitasking more intuitive
- Triple-camera setup for high-quality photos and videos. It includes a 50 MP Sony IMX 766 main sensor, a 16 MP ultra-wide lens and a 13 MP telephoto lens, as well as selfie cameras on both the inner and outer displays.
- Snapdragon 888
- Up to 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512 GB of UFS 3.1 storage
- 4500mAh battery, 33W SuperVOOC Flash Charging, 15W wireless charging, 10W reverse wireless charging
- Side-mounted fingerprint reader
- Stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos
These specs are impressive, and the whole package looks very attractive.
However, pricing details and release to the rest of the world, including Kenya, are still unknown.
But still, we would be happy if the phones makes its way to Kenya.