Leading technology manufacturer, OPPO, which is known for pushing the envelope when it comes to innovative smartphones, is excited to announce the launch of the Find N2 Flip, the brand’s first foldable device available locally.
More than just entering the premium space, it’s the first Find series to be launched in South Africa. With the Find N2 Flip, OPPO is aiming at setting a new standard for cutting-edge smartphone innovation in 2023. The N2 Flip is the brand's first vertical folding phone and currently the best smartphone flip on the market today.
Over the years, Oppo has carried out research into several cutting-edge areas of technology that will support the development and implementation of innovative technologies on its mobile devices. This has been demonstrated through its development of the ray tracing technology on mobile devices to create more realistic images for the users.
OPPO continues to build an open ecosystem around the best technology for its Smartphone and spent over four years experimenting on six prototypes of foldable phones with a high focus on style and functionality. The Find X, a flagship smartphone from the Oppo Find series, which was launched in 2018, has become well-recognised in the global Smartphone market. In 2022 alone, the Find N received prestigious awards for its unmatched design, excellence in camera capabilities and won a Disruptive Device Innovation (DDI) Award for its durability, ease of use and affordability. OPPO also received the Expert Image and Sound Association (EISA) award for the innovation of the Find X5 Pro, making it a third year in a row that OPPO has taken home the title of the advanced smartphone award.
The Find N2 Flip - a luxurious premium foldable mobile device that blends style and the best of technology - brings with it both the convenience of a smaller and more compact foldable design that can easily fit into a pair of jeans or a clutch bag, and boasts the largest cover screen on any current flip phone. Proving its toughness, the Find N2 Flip lasted for over 400,000 times in folding tests.
Its large cover screen provides users with an enjoyable and immersive experience for videos, larger graphics for gaming and an extensive and clear view for navigation. This makes it ideal for content consumption of all kinds, from being a roomy e-reader to seeing one’s contacts more clearly when video-conferencing.
A flipping good camera.
One of the many differentiating factors of the Find N2 Flip is its generously-sized portrait-mode cover screen, which is 70% larger than the competition, and sports a hinge that is thinner, smaller and stronger than its predecessor (which was not made available locally). It is able to easily fold flat, while any creases between the two halves of the screen are almost invisible. The Flexion Hinge can hold angles between 45 and 100 degrees. It has a FlexForm Mode, which can stand on its own like a tripod, making it a dream for content creators. It allows for low-angle shooting with a preview on the lower half of the main screen, or hands-free stable video calling.
As is expected in premium devices of this calibre, the Find N2 Flip has an impressive camera system that was co-developed with Hasselblad Camera for natural colour calibration and dual preview. It includes a 50MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 32MP selfie camera with autofocus. This enables the user to take high quality selfies with the main camera when the phone is closed and preview them using the cover screen.
“We are excited to bring our flagship luxury device to the South African market, the OPPO Find N2 Flip is the epitome of how we define the ultimate premium experience. We created this device to set the new premium standard for innovation worldwide. As OPPO we are setting the bar with the flip model.” says Liam Faurie, Head of Operations and Go-to markets for OPPO South Africa.
Bigger, better battery.
In a mobile device, long battery life is essential. The Find N2 Flip is equipped with a large 4,300mAh battery and 44W SUPERVOOC fast charging, allowing the user to have a longer battery life and faster charging times. With a bigger battery, users can use their smartphone for longer periods without needing to recharge, which is especially useful for heavy smartphone users. Additionally, with OPPO's and 44W SUPERVOOC fast charging, the user can quickly and easily recharge their smartphone to 50% in just 23 minutes, which is significantly faster than traditional charging methods.
The device has multitasking features, enabling users to reply to messages, adjust settings, and answer calls without opening the phone's main screen. Its fingerprint-resistant superior glass cover, and a micro-etched wave pattern across the hinge, further adds to its visual stunning appearance. It will be available in classic black and shimmering glossy purple with polished aluminum sides.
Setting the South African standard.
Over the past few years, the foldable smartphones trend has captured consumers' imagination and market share. Even as foldables are a nascent part of the mobile phone industry, the demand for them is increasing. According to IDC, foldable phones are expected to account for 1.8% of the overall smartphone market by 2025. The growing investment from smartphone manufacturers such as OPPO has further driven the high demand of foldable smartphones. What makes foldables so attractive is that as these high-end devices include technology that surpasses many other sizable smartphones, they can easily double as mobile phones and small tablets in one device, thus doubling their value to the consumer.
“We continue to set the bar in the use of artificial intelligence, the internet of things and 5G technologies to be inclusive and accessible, empowering an intelligent, sustainable and connected society. Fourie stated, elaborating further, “The Find N2 Flip is a testament to OPPO's commitment to offering luxury, premium and tech-smart devices that are user-friendly and provide an exceptional user experience.”
“Despite its compact size, Find N2 Flip packs a palm and pocket-friendly, feature-rich punch, upgrading the flip phone experience in all areas,” he added.
The OPPO Find N2 Flip is availlable from R1199.00 at all network providers for the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage model. For the local market, OPPO has pledged to continue to lead the way for smartphone innovation, with new generations being built on the years of experience and learning before them.
About OPPO OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since launching its first smartphone - Smiley Face - in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology.
Today, OPPO provides customers with a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find and Reno Series, ColorOS operating system, as well as internet services such as OPPO Cloud and OPPO+.
OPPO operates in more than 40 countries and regions, with 6 research institutes and 5 R&D centers worldwide and an international design center in London, OPPO’s more than 40,000 employees are dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world.