With Motorola and Samsung going big with the cover screen on their latest clamshell-style folding phone, you would think Oppo would do the same with its next-gen N Flip. Nope. It did not. The new Oppo Find N3 Flip [CH] that has recently been announced still retains the half-cover screen.
But perhaps it is for good reasons. Oppo is gunning for high-end imaging in a way Motorola Moto Razr 40 Ultra and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 did not. The exterior looks pretty similar to the N2 Flip. It still has the same 3.26” cover screen (now supporting up to 120 Hz refresh rate and with Corning Gorilla Glass 7) but next to it now is a large camera unit with three cameras as opposed to two on the previous gen model.
The Hasselblad-branded triple camera setup comprises a 32-megapixel telephoto, a 48-megapixel ultrawide with a 114° field of view, and a 50-megapixel main camera. On the inside, it has a 32-megapixel hole-punch camera on its 120 Hz variable refresh rate 6.8” FHD+ AMOLED display, featuring UTG.
Physical dimension-wise, it did not break any ground. When folded it is 16.4 mm thick and opens up to just 7.8 mm, and weighs in at 198g. For comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is 15.1 mm when folded and 6.9 mm when opened dip, and tips the scales at 187g.
The new N3 Flip is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 9200 high-end SoC, featuring an octacore processor with clock speed up to 3.05 GHz. Memory gets an upgrade too. It now uses LPDDR5x and UFS 4.0 storage. Interestingly, N3 Flip also boasts the three-stage alert slider found on OnePlus devices that would let users quickly silence the phone for example.
Other notables include dual SIM support (nano SIM), 5G radio, Wi-Fi 7 (yes, already), Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5 (and older wireless protocols), Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, the usual suspect of positioning and sensors, and a 4,300 mAh battery that supports 44 W super flash charge.
The new Oppo Find N3 Flip is offered in two configurations in China: 12 GB + 256 GB and 12 GB + 512 GB, with a starting price of 6,799 yuan [CH] (approximately US$931 today).
Images: Oppo [CH].