The first foldable phone of 2023 is almost here, as Oppo has revealed that it will be launching the Oppo Find N2 Flip February 15.
It’s not necessarily when you’ll be able to buy it, but we should know when it goes on sale during the event, as well as what countries it’ll be sold in, how much it’ll cost, and what colors and configurations it’ll come in. available in.
Everything else about the Oppo Find N2 Flip is already known, as it was released in China last year, where it launched in late December. This February 15 announcement therefore only concerns the rest of the world.
The Find N2 Flip has a foldable 6.8-inch 1080 x 2520 AMOLED display, with 120Hz refresh rate, 3.26-inch 382 x 720 AMOLED cover screen, powerful MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus chipset, 5G , a 4,300mAh battery with 44W charging, and a dual-lens camera, with a 50MP primary sensor and an 8MP ultra-wide snapper.
Oppo boasts that the battery and cover screen are the largest found on any current clamshell foldable, that it charges faster than any other clamshell foldable, and that it has an almost invisible crease in its foldable screen.
In China, the Oppo Find N2 Flip comes with 8GB, 12GB or 16GB of RAM, and there’s a choice of 256GB or 512GB of storage available, but it remains to be seen if the same configurations will be available. elsewhere.
Along those same lines, the Chinese model may come in a black, gold, or purple finish, but Oppo specifically said we’ll learn the colors on February 15, so the overall selection will likely be different.
If you want to watch the announcement for yourself, you can, because while it’s happening in London, it will also be streaming on YouTube, and the page for this is already in place (opens in a new tab). The event will kick off at 6:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. GMT, or 1:30 a.m. AEDT on February 16 for those in Australia.
Of course, we’ll also be covering the launch, so you can always come back to TechRadar after that for all the details.
Analysis: the best foldable clamshell of this semester 2023?
The Oppo Find N2 Flip looks promising on paper, so while we’ll have to give it a full review to be sure, it just might be one of the best foldable phonesand a major rival of Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4.
Of course, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 was released in the middle of last year, so later this year we expect the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5which has every chance of taking over Oppo’s clamshell foldable crown, if its latest competitor manages to nab it.
However, it probably won’t launch until August, and the Motorola Razr 2023which is another expected rival.
We may see other foldable phones in the meantime, like the Folding Google Pixelbut it shouldn’t be a clamshell, and instead will likely be more in line with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. So, the Oppo Find N2 Flip might not have many new competitors for a while.