14 December 2021
UPDATE (December 10th, 2021):
It is time for high-quality Oppo Find N renders shared by Evan Blass aka @evleaks, a well-known tipster. The renders show that Oppo's first-ever foldable is undoubtedly a thing of beauty. The phone has a centered punch-hole on the external display and a top left corner punch-hole on the inner display. There is a triple camera module on the outside and as you can notice, it looks like a traditional phone when folded.
Original (December 9th, 2021):
Oppo has officially teased its first-ever foldable smartphone Find N through a blog post. It was shared by Pete Lau, Chief Product Officer of Oppo, who also talked about the whole research and development process behind the phone. He did not go into technical details as the Oppo Find N launch will take place on December 15th, the second day of Oppo INNO Day.
In terms of design, the Oppo Find N does look like Samsung's Galaxy Z series foldables. There is a bigger display on the inside and a relatively smaller display on the outside. The major difference is that it looks like a traditional phone when unfolded as compared to looking taller like the Galaxy Z Fold 3. You can have a glimpse of the phone in the teaser video below.
Lau said that Find N is a result of "intense R&D" since the last four years and six generations of prototypes. It is claimed to be "simple in design, natural and comfortable in material". The device is said to deliver powerful performance while feeling good in hand despite having a bigger display.
He further acknowledged that Oppo is late to the foldable market. This is true because competitors like Samsung and Huawei have been releasing foldables for quite some time now. He added, "For OPPO, it is better to launch a product at a later date when it is ready to offer a great user experience instead of simply rushing to keep up with trends."
We are only a week away from the official unveiling where we will get to know everything about the Oppo Find N. It will likely be limited to the Chinese market for the time being but let's hope, it also makes its way to the global market.