While we loved the width and height of the original Oppo Find N, we were less than pleased with the thickness and especially the weight – it was thicker than the larger Galaxy Z Fold4. Oppo has addressed these concerns with the second-generation model while improving the display on the cover.
There are plenty more improvements to come, but before we dive into the details, we should mention that Oppo is also introducing its first flip-foldable today – you don’t want to miss this one as it’s getting an international release.
Oppo Find N2
The Oppo Find N2 is slightly narrower than its predecessor at 72.6mm when closed (was 73mm). More importantly, the device now weighs just 233g, thanks in large part to an improved hinge design. The thickness is also 14.6mm when closed and 7.4mm when open (compared to 15.9mm and 8.0mm).
The anodized metal frame comes in three styles: matte white and mint green (these have glass backs and weigh a little more, 237g) and a black option with vegan leather covering the back.
The second generation Flexion hinge has been greatly improved. First, it has fewer parts: 100 instead of 138. Second, it uses advanced materials such as carbon fiber and a high-strength alloy. All this helps to reduce the weight of the phone.
The new hinge design also reduces the fold by 67% making it less visible. The hinge can handle any angle between 45° and 125°, which has different use cases, but we’ll get to that.
The cover view has been reworked. It’s still about the same size, but the aspect ratio is a bit tighter at 17.7:9 (instead of 18:9). Still, the phone is narrower than its predecessor because Oppo has shortened the bezels. The 5.54-inch cover display now also supports a 120 Hz refresh rate. It’s also very bright, peaking at 1,350 nits and protected by Gorilla Glass Victus.
The internal display has the same dimensions, 7.1 inches and a square 9.6:9 aspect. This is an LTPO panel, so the refresh rate can vary between 1Hz and 120Hz. Both screens have a touch frequency of 480 Hz. The screen is even brighter than the lid with a peak of 1,550 nits.
Oppo has also applied an anti-glare film to the screen to improve screen readability in bright ambient light, even at lower brightness settings. Both screens support HDR10+ and use color sensors to adjust their images according to lighting conditions.
Like its predecessor, the Oppo Find N2 offers a triple camera and two selfie cameras. The main module has been upgraded to a Sony IMX890, a 50MP 1/1.56-inch sensor, which sits behind an f/1.8 24mm lens with OIS. This replaces the same IMX766.
The ultrawide camera got an even bigger upgrade with the 48MP IMX581 1/2” sensor, behind an f/2.2 14mm lens. As a reminder, the original Find N had a 16 MP 1/3.09-inch sensor.
Then there’s the telephoto camera, which made the switch to the 32MP IMX709 sensor (1/2.74″ was 13MP 1/3.4″). If you don’t recognize the model number, this sensor has an RGBW filter that allows it to capture more light. In fact, it comes with a brighter f/2.0 aperture (the Find N had a 13MP f/2.4 telephoto camera). The focal length is on the short side, at 47mm it is shorter than the previous model (52mm). Still, the upgrades might be enough to avoid the problem of the original Find N, which switched to upscaling images from the main camera in the dark.
There are two identical selfie cameras – one on the cover screen, one inside – both with 32MP sensors.
The camera system is powered by MariSilicon X and was developed in collaboration with Hasselblad. Professional mode uses algorithms that match the Hasselblad Natural Color Solution used on the cameras of the same name. The Xpan mode was inspired by the panorama camera of the same name, which used 35mm film but shot in a wide aspect ratio and its shots spanned 65mm. Fittingly, Xpan mode shoots panoramic photos with a wide 65:24 aspect ratio.
The hinge allows for some creative angles – for example, you can shoot from waist height while looking at the phone, similar to a Hasselblad camera with a waist-level viewfinder. You can even put the phone on the floor and use the hinged design as a kind of tripod.
Oppo has improved the charging system, which is now rated at 67W and promises to reach 37% in 10 minutes and fully charge in 42 minutes (the old system took 70 minutes to get to 100%). However, wireless charging has been dropped. The battery capacity is basically the same at 4,520 mAh.
Like its predecessor, the Find N2 is a step behind the current chipset generation and uses the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. It is paired with 12GB or 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB or 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The phone comes with Android 13 and ColorOS 13 as standard.
The Oppo Find N2 will go on sale in China soon, there’s no word on a wide release for now. By the way, we have a Find N2 in the office, so stay tuned for a full review.
Oppo Find N2 Flip
The Oppo Find N2 Flip is the company’s first foldable phone in this form factor. Its obvious rivals are the Galaxy Z Flip and Moto RAZR 2022 and it stands out for its rather large 3.2-inch cover display (a 60Hz OLED panel). This has many uses – from selfies to showing QR codes, from checking the weather to changing some settings.
Details on the two screens of the Oppo Find N2 Flip
The 120 Hz internal AMOLED panel measures 6.8 inches when unfolded. This is a high refresh rate display, 120Hz, with HDR10+ and DCI-P3 support, plus it’s extra bright, up to 1600 nits.
Unlike the Find N2, it is powered by the Dimensity 9000+ chipset.
The camera setup is limited with a 50MP main module and an 8MP ultra-wide unit. There is no telephoto lens on board, which is typical for flip phones. There is a 32 MP selfie camera on the internal display or you can use the main camera thanks to the spacious cover display. The MariSilicon X chip is on board for image processing.
This phone has the largest battery of all the Flips to date, at 4,300mAh, and with 44W charging, it’s also the fastest to charge. For comparison, the Galaxy Z Flip4 has a 3,700mAh battery (25W wired, 15W wireless), the Razr 2022 has 3,500mAh in its tank (30W wired charging only).
As you read in the opening paragraphs, the Oppo Find N2 Flip is scheduled for a global release, full details will be made available later.