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OPPO has not one but two foldable Find N phones in store for us for 2023. In addition to a Find N successor, OPPO may also launch a Z Flip competitor.
As with Motorola, we can reportedly expect 2 foldable phones from OPPO in 2023. One of those devices will serve as the successor to the original OPPO Find N that the company launched in China at the end of 2021. OPPO decided not to launch that device in Europe at the time – according to Billy Zhang, OPPO’s overseas chief, this device was not yet sufficiently refined. Zhang already hinted at the end of August that the Find N successor would be in stores in Europe.
Minor upgrades on the OPPO Find N
Details of the new Find N were not mentioned by the CEO. This time we learn a thing or two about the foldable smartphone via Digital Chat Station. For example, the OPPO Find N successor will have a 7.1-inch screen. This means that the screen has remained the same in size as its Find predecessor. The battery has also remained virtually the same in capacity, with a 4,520 mAh model on the new Find N.
Internally we also find a faster chipset than in the Find N, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. Although that is currently the fastest available smartphone chip, the launch will probably have to wait until December. At that time, Qualcomm has already released the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Why OPPO has chosen to use an older chipset in a high-end Find phone is not yet known.
Competitor for the Z Flip 4
However, OPPO would not only be working on a successor to its foldable Find N. Digital Chat Station reports in its post on Weibo that a clamshell copy is also on the way that will join the fray with the Z Flip 4 and Razr. This device is said to have a foldable 6.8-inch Full HD screen on the inside, as well as a 3.26-inch cover screen. The battery is large with 4,300 mAh for this type of device; Samsung is still struggling to process batteries larger than 4,000 mAh in its Galaxy Z Flip devices.
Finally, the rumor reports that the flip phone contains two cameras on the back: a 50 Mp main camera and an 8 Mp wide-angle camera. It is currently unknown what the resolution of the selfie camera is.
Launch OPPO’s foldable phones
It is not yet known when OPPO plans to launch the foldable phones. The Find N was launched in China last December. It’s quite possible that OPPO plans to hold onto that launch moment for the Find N series. For the time being, it remains to look at coffee grounds and you have to take rumors with a grain of salt.