OPPO India is slated to launch its premium foldable handset, the Find N3 Flip in two colours: Cream Gold and Sleek Black. The sleek handset offers a slew of upgrades over the previous generation Find N2 Flip that include an improved Flexion hinge design, added functionality for its large vertical cover screen, and a triple main camera setup – the first on a flip phone.
Premium & Elegant Pocket-sized Design
The design of the OPPO Find N3 Flip melds both style and functionality; it sports a Gorilla Glass 7 cover back where a diamond highlight blade is used to cut the middle frame into two sharp edges to make the bottom appear even slimmer and straighter. When folded, the Find N3 Flip measures just 85.54mm—half the size of a regular smartphone—to conveniently fit into any pocket or purse. It weighs just 198g and is a mere 7.79mm slim when open.
The device comes with a smooth 120Hz 6.8-inch 403ppi display with TÜV Rheinland Intelligent Eye Care certification thanks to its Eye Comfort Tone technology that uses ambient light prediction to ensure eye comfort even after prolonged use. As part of its multi-layer screen protection, this display employs a patented stainless steel mesh matrix that smoothens the folded drop shape and reduces the crease.
For the first time, OPPO has also added an Alert Slider to its smartphone. Using this mechanical control on the left edge of the device, users can switch between three modes—Silent, Vibrate and Ring—without opening the Find N3 Flip.
For the hinge in the Find N3 Flip, the single friction plate of the previous generation Find N2 Flip has been upgraded to a dual friction plate structure to improve its FlexForm stability. Users can find the perfect angle as FlexForm mode holds the phone in the chosen position.
OPPO uses aircraft-grade high-strength steel at core load-bearing positions to improve durability and increase deformation resistance from drops by 25% when compared with the Find N2 Flip.
Like the previous generation, the hinge on the device sports a micro-carved flowing texture. This aesthetic touch is achieved by carving the surface up to 12,000 times for three minutes to show a dazzling effect like the water waves on the metal hinge.
Most Versatile Cover Display
For its cover screen, OPPO has continued with the large 3.26-inch vertical display—from the Find N2 Flip—that mirrors the main screen in proportion. The practical reason is that more than 90% of Android apps are designed to work in vertical mode. This orientation thus eliminates compatibility issues associated with square screens.
In terms of improvement over the previous generation, the cover screen now supports 40+ essential apps, including Gmail, Outlook, Uber, and Google Maps; users can reply to emails, book cabs, use turn-based navigation, and even switch up music on the go. The cover screen, with its 17:9 aspect ratio and super-thin 0.3mm bezel, allows for enhanced information visibility. For instance, users can view more tweets without scrolling on the X (formerly Twitter) app. The cover display also helps frame perfect selfies and adjust lighting to ensure every detail is picture-perfect before taking a snapshot.
This cover screen is large enough to display a grid of 3x4 apps and also supports one-touch replies, speech-to-text, emojis and typing via a full QWERTY keyboard.
Users can customise the cover screen with up to 20 styles and three quick access widgets, including Messages, Camera, Battery, Recorder, Timer, and To-dos.
On the OPPO Find N3 Flip, you can choose from eight digital pets with animated actions that react to users and their environment. The cover screen can be used to display real-time weather updates by default.
Industry-first Triple Camera in a Flip
In an industry-first, the Find N3 Flip packs three powerful rear cameras integrated within a circular module beside the cover screen. The device features a 50MP Sony IMX890 wide-angle primary camera with a large 1/1.56-inch sensor for high light intake in dark environments.
It is the only flip phone with a telephoto portrait camera backed by the 32MP IMX709 sensor with 2x optical zoom. OPPO has fine-tuned its bokeh effects with inputs from legendary camera maker Hasselblad so portrait photos look like they have been shot with an XCD65mm Hasselblad lens that has a portrait-perfect focal length close to 50mm. This focal length is equivalent to what eyes see and delivers natural portraits with minimum distortion.
OPPO has also added a new 114-degree wide-angle camera with the 48MP Sony IMX581 sensor, capable of capturing more details in shadows and less background noise. The autofocus on this camera allows users to capture striking macro photos of subjects as near as 4cm.
On the display, the Find N3 Flip sports a 32MP Sony IMX709 RGBW punch-hole camera that can be used for video calls, selfies and 4K 30fps videos.