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Oppo says the Find N2 is “the lightest horizontal foldable phone”

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

Oppo uses a smaller, second-generation bending hinge, as well as its carbon fiber (instead of aluminum) bottom frame for its flexible display. According to TÜV Rheinland certification, Find N2 can apparently withstand over 400,000 folds under normal conditions (twice the record of Find N), and over 100,000 folds at 50°C (122°F) or below – 20°C (-4 degrees Fahrenheit). The same company also gave a green flag for a 1.2 meter drop test of the phone. The battery is about the same size as before, with a slightly smaller capacity of 4,520mAh, but now supports faster 67W SuperVOOC charging, which takes 10 minutes to go from zero to 37%, or 42 minutes for a full charge.

This Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1-powered foldable phone has a larger 5.54-inch external display, and while its 7.1-inch flexible display has retained the same 8.4 “golden” aspect ratio: 9 (1792 x 1920), it appears to have less visible wrinkle while improving visibility. To take full advantage of this large 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 your camera supports “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 50MP f/1.8 (24mm equivalent) main camera with optical stabilization, a 48MP f/2.2 ultra-wide (14mm equivalent) camera and a 32MP f/2.2 (47mm equivalent) telephoto camera on the back. There’s also a 32MP f/2.4 front camera tucked into the top left corner of the foldable screen. With Oppo’s own MariSilicon X Neuroimaging Processor, Find N2 can also capture 4K Ultra Night and 4K Ultra HDR video.

Oppo also unveiled Beware the N2 Flip which, as the name suggests, is a direct competitor to the handheld Samsung Galaxy ZFlip 4. ‘any flip device’, and it’s handy for taking selfies, checking calendars and previewing messages. This device also has a “larger” battery in this form – 4,300mAh compared to Samsung’s 3,700mAh, as well as support for 44W fast charging. Product manager Pete Lau added that the Find N2 Flip supports 5G dual-SIM dual standby, which also appears to be a first for a small foldable phone, thanks to its MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ processor. Like the Find N2, the 50MP f/1.8 main camera, 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera and 32MP f/2.4 front camera get the Hasselblad treatment.

Find N2 is available in two price tiers: the 12GB RAM model with 256GB storage costs 7,999 yuan (about $1,150) and the more advanced 16GB RAM version 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 plus 256GB storage version, and maxes out at 6,999 yuan ($1,000) with the 16GB storage variant of RAM plus 512 gigabytes.

Both phones are available for pre-order in China today, ahead of the Find N2 launch on December 23 and then the Find N2 Flip launch on December 30. 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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