Foldable, as a category, is relatively new and not much has changed since the first flip smartphone. While the vertical form factor has been consistent, no one has been able to get the hinge technology and cover display right. The trend has been to offer a usable cover display with decent cameras and performance. But OPPO is here to buck the trend with its latest offering, the Find N3 Flip.
Launched for a price of INR 94,999 the goes on sale from October 22, 2023 on Flipkart in India. With its newest launch, OPPO marks several firsts for the flip industry, completely flipping the foldable game (pun intended). From a vertical cover display that mirrors the main screen to the first-ever triple-camera setup on a flip phone, the OPPO Find N3 Flip stands out as the best foldable phone in the market. Let’s find out why we say so.
The Best Cover Display in the Game
The newest flip phone from OPPO features a large 3.26-inch AMOLED cover screen with an Always-on display. The cover display is a vertical panel that opens the space for a better camera setup and mimics the internal screen with its 17:10 aspect ratio. it supports over 40 third-party apps. The 17:10 aspect ratio is also suitable for more than 90% of apps on Android. So whether you need to scroll your Instagram or YouTube shorts feed, chat on WhatsApp, navigate using Maps, check your Gmail inbox, and more, you can do it all from the cover display of the Find N3 Flip.
The cherry on top is that OPPO has optimized the cover screen for improved efficiency. The apps are arranged in a 4×3 grid for one-tap access, and users can pick up to 3 cover screen widgets, unlike one widget offered by the competition. You can choose from Messages, Camera, Battery, Recorder, Timer, and To-Dos widgets. OPPO has also added cover screen features for users to have fun with the device. The cover display pets have been upgraded from 2D to 3D, and they interact with you when operating the cover screen and have a Bird, Cat, Dog, Hamster, Koala, Panda, Rabbit, and Tiger as options. You also have 20 preset styles, live weather wallpaper, and GIF wallpaper to tweak the cover screen to your liking.
OPPO has designed the cover display on the Find N3 Flip to substitute the primary display instead of just being a window to the main display. This is huge, considering it reduces the number of times you open the phone, thus increasing longevity. Additionally, it allows you to use and handle the flip phone as intended. So, if you are looking for the best cover display in the business, OPPO’s Find N3 Flip should be your pick.
Performance That Never Lets You Down
Flip phones are usually considered compact devices with mid-range performance. However, OPPO is crouching into the flagship territory with the Find N3 Flip. The device comes with the flagship MediaTek Dimensity 9200 processor, which makes it the most powerful flip smartphone yet. Thanks to the 4nm fabrication, the chipset strikes a good balance between performance and efficiency.
OPPO is offering 12GB RAM (+ 12GB virtual RAM) on the Find N3 Flip, which makes multitasking and processing quite snappy. And since the RAM is LPDDR5, app opening or closing, and switching between various apps is extremely snappy. The smartphone also comes with 256GB UFS 4.0 storage, which ensures faster overall interface speeds and data transfer speeds.
Further accentuating the performance are features like Dolby Atmos-tuned dual speakers, Wi-Fi 7, etc. The OPPO Find N3 Flip has a 4,300mAh battery under the hood. What sets it apart is the 44W SUPERVOOC™ fast charging technology, which is the first for a flip smartphone in the industry. The OPPO Find N3 Flip charges from zero to 100% in less than an hour, which is quite impressive.
A Design That Stands Out
The OPPO Find N3 Flip is a quintessential clamshell device that retains the essence of vertically-folding smartphones, yet stands out from its peers. To begin with, the Find N3 Flip comes in gorgeous Cream Gold and Sleek Black hues. The Cream Gold colorway stands out with its flowing wave texture, revealing different hues when the light hits. On the other hand, the Sleek Black will appeal to those who want a subtle design. What’s more? The OPPO Find N3 Flip is the first flip smartphone to feature an alert slider.
The first thing that grabs your attention is the never-seen-before triple-camera module on a flip smartphone. It is nestled in the circular Cosmos Ring with a starlight track pattern, adding a premium touch. Speaking of touch, the Find N3 Flip features Corning Gorilla Glass Victus back panels with curved edges for a comfortable in-hand feel. Victus back panels make the phone immune to scratches and drops, whereas the aircraft-grade material frame makes the entire device sturdy.
The durability quotient is extended to the Flexion hinge with TÜV Rheinland Reliable Folding certification. The test rates that the hinge can be folded and unfolded at least 6,00,000 times without any issues cropping up. It means you can open the device a hundred times daily, and the hinge will still last over 16 years without any problem. Additionally, OPPO has equipped the Flexion hinge with dual friction plates to enhance the stability of the Find N3 Flip and a rigid folding experience. While such smartphones are known to be compact and delicate, the Find N3 Flip blazes a trail by being the sturdiest flip phone that lasts for years while still looking like a million dollar.
Unmatched Cameras on a Flip Phone
The Find N3 Flip precedes OPPO’s reputation as a brand that makes the best camera smartphones. It is the first-ever flip phone to offer a triple-camera setup complete with flagship Sony IMX sensors. OPPO mixes Hasselblad tuning with flagship primary, ultra-wide, and portrait lenses to help you capture timeless Kodak moments without missing a beat.
The 50MP primary lens is 30% larger than other flip phones with a sensor size of 1/1.56 inch. Thanks to the combination of OIS and a large primary sensor, the OPPO Find N3 Flip captures stunning pictures with great details and impressive dynamic range. The 48MP wide-angle Sony IMX581 shooter — the largest among flip phones — offers an impressive 115-degree PoV for capturing more in the frame with minimal distortion and noise. The wide-angle lens also comes with autofocus, which means users can capture crisp macro shots from as close as 4cm from the subject.
Continuing with the trend of firsts, OPPO Find N3 Flip is the first flip smartphone to offer optical zoom. The 32MP RGBW IMX709 sensor offers virtually lossless hybrid zooming of up to 5x, which makes the Find N3 Flip the best versatile camera phone in the market. This portrait sensor, combined with the dedicated portrait mode in the camera app, offers natural portrait shots.
As you can see, the Find N3 Flip comes with the best camera setup on a flip phone, but what further sweetens the deal is OPPO’s proprietary Computation Photography and Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution (HNCS). While the former captures maximum HDR information to click a realistic image, the latter uses a Hasselblad LUT, Hasselblad Film Curve, and powerful color processing to produce timeless images in any lighting condition. Other powerful features include ProXDR for bumping up dynamic range by 8x, XPAN classic retro style mode, and Master Style.
All of these powerful imaging features, and you can use them to take the best selfies for your social media platforms! OPPO’s Find N3 Flip has Flexform Capture, which uses the Flexion hinge to prop the phone up on a surface and take a groupfie or selfie with a palm gesture after previewing on the cover display. The Flexform capture is also useful when capturing timelapse, long exposure, and slow-motion videos, which require a stable hold. In these modes, users can preview the video on the upper half of the screen when the device is propped. Whether you are clicking on others or yourself or just the ambiance around you, the Find N3 Flip is the best flip-camera phone you can buy.
The OPPO Find N3 Flip ‘flips’ the competition on its head when it comes to flip phones. From an industry-first triple camera setup on a flip phone and an intuitive cover display to powerful performance and a long-lasting battery with the fastest charging tech, the Find N3 Flip does it all. The OPPO Find N3 Flip comes right ahead of the festive season and is the best flip device in the market for anyone looking,
The OPPO Find N3 Flip is priced at Rs 94,999 and will be available at major retailers, OPPO stores, and Flipkart from October 22 at 6 p.m. What sweetens the whole deal is that you can pick it up for just Rs 82,999 with various incentives and cashback on offer. There is a cashback of up to Rs 12,000 and no-cost EMI for up to 24 months from ICICI Bank, SBI Cards, Bajaj Finserv, TVS Credit, Kotak Bank, IDFC First Bank, HDB Financial Services and One Card. This offer is valid in retail stores and OPPO stores. Those purchasing it from Flipkart can also avail of no-cost EMI for 12 months with cashback of up to Rs 12,000 from Kotak, Axis, and ICICI banks. There’s also an exchange bonus of up to Rs 8,000. So, be ready with your card and pick up the best flip phone in the market on October 22.
If you avail of the OPPO Premium Service you get international warranty rights, screen guard and back cover replacement twice within the warranty tenure, EMI schemes for the service/repair, and Flash fix at select service centers among many other exciting offers.