Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has been teasing products leading up to the two-day Inno Day 2021 event scheduled for December 14 and 15. The most significant announcement, however, is that of the much speculated Find N foldable smartphone. OPPO shared a teaser video showcasing the design of the upcoming flagship foldable device.
The tantalisingly short teaser video showcases the Find N’s internal folding screen. Not surprisingly, the rumours leading up to this point were vindicated with the official teaser confirming the Find N’s design being similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Foldable series of smartphones.
The short official clip showcases an external screen on the top face, which opens up to reveal a larger foldable display. The latter seems to fold into the typical clamshell mechanism replete with what appears to be a similar type of hinge seen in Samsung’s foldable offerings.
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OPPO CEO, Pete Lau, penned a press release-cum-blog post to emphasise that the current version of the phone was the fruition of four years of claimed research and development spanning across six generations of engineering prototypes. This was Lau clearly taking a sly dig at Samsung’s abysmal Galaxy Fold launch, where it shipped review units that couldn’t survive the first few days of testing.
These are some bold words, given the track record of previous foldable phone launches. Only time will tell how his optimism pans out. Unfortunately, OPPO hasn’t revealed a launch window for the Find N, but we spotted what appears to be a triple rear camera setup from the teasers image.
However, there’s no way of confirming that number since the video doesn’t show the phone’s rear end and the teaser image only reveals a two-dimensional profile view.
But what we have going for us are prior reports claiming that the phone could be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, an 8-inch foldable display capable of 120Hz refresh rate, and a narrower 6.5-inch external display limited to 60Hz. Hopefully, OPPO will confirm these specifications next week during the Inno Day 2021 event.