Oppo goes foldable

After four years of research and development and six iterations, the first Oppo foldable smartphone was unveiled at Oppo Inno Day earlier this week.

The OPPO Find N is a compact 5.59-inch smartphone that opens up to a landscape display 7.1-inch inner display for convenient video watching, game playing and book reading. This thoughtful design saves the step of having to rotate the device.

The Flexion Hinge design widens the angle of the fold for minimal crease that, according to TUV, is 80 percent less noticeable compared with other devices, It eliminates the gap between displays when folded while protecting the innet display. Users can easily switch between the two screens and continue working seamlessly.

Camera options are plentiful with a 50MP Sony IMX 766 main sensor, a 16MP ultra-wide lens and a 13MP telephoto lens, as well as selfie cameras on both the inner and outer displays.

The Oppo Find N comes packed with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Mobile Platform, up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage.

“Oppo has invested a significant amount of time and effort into coming up with a better approach to a foldable smartphone, experimenting with a range of form factors, hinge designs, display materials, and aspect ratios to create a new device that meets the needs of more users. With the Oppo Find N, we aim to change people’s perceptions about what a smartphone can offer and begin making foldable devices more accessible to an even larger audience,” said Pete Lau, Chief Product Officer of Oppo.

Priced from US$1,250, it will be available in China from December 23. There’s no news yet on pricing and availability elsewhere.

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