Oppo claims its Find N2 is the 'lightest horizontally foldable phone' |  Engadget

Oppo claims its Find N2 is the ‘lightest horizontally foldable phone’ | Engadget

In August, Xiaomi showed us how to make a thinner horizontal foldable phone with its Mix Fold 2, but now it’s Oppo’s turn to show how to make them lighter. The new Find N2 shares a similar landscape screen design to its predecessor, but it weighs just 233 grams. That’s 42 grams lighter than before, about 30 grams lighter than Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4, and even a few grams lighter than an iPhone 14 Pro Max. Oppo therefore claims that the new device is “the lightest horizontally foldable phone in the industry”. The green and white versions of the Find N2 weigh an additional 4 grams due to their glass back, but are still lighter than the competition.

Oppo uses a smaller second-generation bending hinge, as well as its carbon fiber chassis (instead of aluminum) for its flexible screen. According to TÜV Rheinland certification, the Find N2 can apparently withstand over 400,000 folds under normal conditions (doubling Find N’s record), and over 100,000 folds at 50°C (122°F) or up to -20°C (-4°F ). The same company also gave a green tick to the phone’s 1.2 meter drop test. The battery is about the same size as before, hitting just 4,520mAh, but now supports faster 67W SuperVOOC charging, which takes 10 minutes to go from zero to 37 per cent, or 42 minutes for a full charge.

This Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1-powered foldable phone has a slightly larger 5.54-inch external display, and while its 7.1-inch flexible display has retained the same 9:8.4 “golden” aspect ratio (1792 x 1920) it apparently has a less noticeable crease with better visibility. To take full advantage of this large landscape screen, the company is also launching the Oppo Pen stylus, which supports 4,096 pressure levels and has an 11-hour battery life. You can also use the pen button as a camera remote, which is handy when you put the camera down for “FlexForm Capture”.

Speaking of which, the Find N2 has a new set of cameras that have gotten some extra help from Hasselblad. You’ll find a 50-megapixel f/1.8 (24mm equivalent) main camera with optical stabilization, a 48-megapixel f/2.2 (14mm equivalent) ultra-wide camera, and a 32-megapixel f/2.2 (47mm equivalent) telephoto camera. mm) on the back. There’s also a 32-megapixel f/2.4 front camera tucked into the top left corner of the foldable display. With Oppo’s MariSilicon X imaging neural processor, the Find N2 can also capture 4K ultra night video and 4K ultra HDR video.

Oppo also unveiled the Find N2 Flip which, as the name suggests, is a direct competitor to Samsung’s pocket-sized Galaxy Z Flip 4. The 3.26-inch external display here is apparently the “largest cover screen of any clamshell device”. , which is handy for taking selfies, checking calendars, and previewing messages. This device also packs the “largest” battery in this form factor – 4,300mAh compared to Samsung’s 3,700mAh, as well as 44W fast charging support. Product manager Pete Lau added that the Find N2 Flip supports 5G dual-SIM dual standby, which is also apparently a first for a small foldable phone, thanks to the MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ processor. Like the Find N2, the 50-megapixel f/1.8 main camera, 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide camera and 32-megapixel f/2.4 front camera all benefit Hasselblad processing.

The Find N2 comes in two price tiers: the 12GB RAM model with 256GB storage costs 7,999 yuan (about $1,150) and the more advanced 16GB RAM model with 512GB storage costs 8,999. yuan (about $1,290). As for the Find N2 Flip, it starts at 5,999 yuan ($860) with the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage version, and it maxes out at 6,999 yuan ($1,000) with the 16GB variant. of RAM and 512 GB of storage.

Both phones are available for pre-order in China today, ahead of the December 23 launch for the Find N2, followed by the December 30 launch for the Find N2 Flip. Oppo representatives have also told Engadget that the Flip will launch in international markets, but they are still weighing whether to do the same with the larger Find N2.

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