OPPO Find N2 and Find N2 Flip officially presented
OPPO has officially launched two new foldable smartphones in China, the Find N2 and Find N2 Flip.
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OPPO Find N2
Last year, the manufacturer presented its first foldable smartphone, the OPPO Find N. This stood out from the crowd, especially with its compact size. With the Find N2, OPPO has now presented the successor, which is based on the concept of the predecessor.
The OPPO Find N2 again offers a very compact housing. With dimensions of 132,2 x 140,5 x 7,4 mm when open and 132,2 x 72,6 x 14,6 mm when closed, it is similar in size to its predecessor, weighing 233 and 237 grams respectively but significantly less. Personally, I'm a fan of this form factor because you combine both worlds here. The back of the OPPO Find N2 is made of either glass or vegan leather and is available in black, white and green. Stylus support is new.
In terms of the display, hardly anything has actually changed on paper. At least for the inner 7,1-inch screen, OPPO only seems to have increased the maximum brightness from 1.000 to 1.550 nits. Apart from that, it is still the same 120 Hz LTPO display with a resolution of 1.920 x 1.792.
Greater are the improvements in the external display. At 5,54 inches, this is slightly larger than the predecessor and also has a sharper resolution of 2.120 X 1.080 pixels. I am particularly pleased that it finally supports a smooth refresh rate of 120 Hertz, which was one of the few criticisms of the predecessor.
It is not the new Snapdragon 8 Gen2 that works under the hood, but the Snapdragon 8+ Gen1. This is supported by either 12 or 16 GB of RAM and 256 or 512 GB of internal storage.
With the camera of the Find N2, OPPO again relies on three sensors. The Sony IMX766 is again used as the main camera. The manufacturer already uses this in the predecessor, the OPPO Find N. The f/1.8 aperture is also identical to the predecessor. Unfortunately, the MariSiliconX, which you can use with the Find X5 and FindX5 Pro introduced.
The first changes are in the ultra wide-angle camera. Here, the Find N2 relies on a sensor with 48 megapixels, which is 1/2 inch larger than the sensor in the predecessor. The sensor itself is the Sony IMX586, an old acquaintance so to speak. However, the OPPO Find N2 offers a smaller field of view. Instead of 123 degrees as in the predecessor, only 115 degrees are available to the user here.
OPPO has also improved the zoom. Although a 2x optical zoom is still used here, it has a higher resolution of 32 megapixels and also offers a faster aperture of f/2.0. In addition, the sensor itself has become significantly larger.
In order to get the best out of the images, they also work together with the Swedish camera manufacturer Hasselblad.
At 4.520 mAh, the battery is similar in size to its predecessor. Thanks to the more efficient SoC, we should definitely expect an improvement in the runtimes. In addition, the OPPO Find N2 now also supports fast charging with up to 67 watts. With the predecessor it was only 33 watts. However, the support for wireless charging had to give way. In my opinion, an incomprehensible decision.
OPPO already announced that the Find N2 will only be sold in China. If you are still interested in OPPO's foldable smartphone, you can import it from China for the equivalent of 1.100 euros, but you have to accept compromises. For example, the German language is not supported and the Google Assistant only works to a limited extent.
OPPO Find N2 Flip
With the Find N2 Flip, OPPO also presented a flip phone that is based on the concept of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip series.
Measuring 166,2 x 75,2 x 7,5 mm when open and 85,5 x 75,2 x 16 mm when closed, the OPPO Find N2 Flip is definitely not a small smartphone. Nevertheless, it has managed to achieve a weight of less than 200 grams, which should please many. When it comes to colors, buyers can choose between black, gold and purple. All colors are based on an aluminum frame and a glass back.
The display of the OPPO Find N2 Flip measures 6,8 inches and has a resolution of 1.080p. As is typical for a high-end smartphone, this is a 120 Hertz display that supports a maximum brightness of up to 1.600 nits.
The outer display is a little worse equipped. The 3,26-inch AMOLED panel only has a resolution of 720 x 382 PPI, resulting in a PPI of 250. As with other flip smartphones, the outer display should of course only be in active use in the rarest of cases.
Surprisingly, OPPO does not rely on the Snapdragon 2+ Gen8 for the Find N1 Flip, which - as already mentioned - is used in the OPPO Find N2, but on a Dimensity 9000+ media library. When it comes to storage, buyers can choose between 8+256 GB, 12+256 GB or 16+512 GB.
The camera is a dual camera, consisting of a 50 megapixel main camera and an 8 megapixel ultra wide-angle camera. However, OPPO does not provide any information about the built-in sensors, whereby the 8 megapixel ultra wide-angle camera in particular does not read convincingly. I'm very skeptical about this, especially in combination with the ISP of the media library SoC and the lack of the MariSiliconX. Hopefully Hasselblad can still get something out of the hardware.
The battery of the Find N2 Flip is surprisingly large for a flip phone at 4.300 mAh. The runtimes should also be decent here thanks to the efficient SoC. When it comes to charging, however, you have to make compromises compared to the Find N2, because the Flip supports a maximum of 44 watts. Buyers also have to do without wireless charging.
The good news first: The OPPO Find N2 Flip should appear globally, but not here in Germany. There is still a sales ban, which prohibits the Chinese company from selling its smartphones in Germany. In China, the device costs the equivalent of around 800 euros. But as we know OPPO, they offer the devices in China at fair prices, but overdo it globally with their pricing policy. So I wouldn't be surprised if we see an RRP of at least 2 euros for the Find N1.299 Flip. Then it will be difficult to gain a foothold next to the top dog Samsung.
Think it's good that Oppo has an alternative to Samsung