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OPPO Find "N2" is backed to launch as a more practical and powerful take on its predecessor's advanced foldable build

The Find N. (Source: OPPO)
The Find N. (Source: OPPO)
OPPO's well-received first-gen foldable Android smartphone, the Find N, is now linked to an equally flexible successor. Its latest leak paints this "N2" as more of a refresh with a slightly updated SoC that drives screens with potentially upgraded specs. Then again, the newer model might come with more subtle design tweaks that might make it easier to use day to day.

The OPPO Find N was hailed as a step forward in design for foldable smartphones, thanks to dimensions that resulted in increased cover-display real estate compared to its main Samsung Galaxy Z Fold-series rivals. Rumors of its abandonment in favor of a clamshell form-factor in its successor have just been contradicted in a new leak.

This tip backs the opposing theory that OPPO will release 2 new Find N-series devices as counterparts to both the Z Fold4 and Flip4, and that potential buyers of the former should in fact expect more of the same, just...better.

The eminent tipster Digital Chat Station strongly hints at having had access to production and engineering prototypes of the upcoming foldable flagship, and that they suggest OPPO is mulling a switch to leather or a leather-like substance as a rear panel finish in this second generation.

The original Find N had a glass back panel, as well as a cover display of a standard 60Hz refresh rate that clashed with the 120Hz spec of its LTPO main screen. However, Digital Chat Station now intimates that this discrepancy will be addressed in the second generation. Neither panel may change in size, although they are slated to get an iterative update in terms of their Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 top-end processing platform.

The Find 'N2' is also now tipped to deal with its putative forebear's other main issue as a daily driver, which is its weight. The inaugural foldable weighed in at an admittedly disproportional 275 grams; however, its successor is now believed to have slimmed down to the levels of conventional flagships (such as the ~220g Find X5 Pro, presumably).

Finally, the "N2" is now allegedly in line for a battery upgrade, albeit not much of one: 4,520mAh, compared to 4,500mAh in the Find N. Nevertheless, Digital Chat Station seems to think that this change is just enough to tip the upcoming premium device over into the all-day use scenario of which its predecessor may have just fallen short.

Then again, these possibly welcome tweaks are unlikely to make a second-gen Find N any cheaper: securing one in Europe will still run a consumer well over €1,000 (~US$996).

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-10-29 (Update: 2022-10-29)