The first foldable phone of 2023 is almost here as Oppo has revealed that it will be launching the Oppo Find N2 Flip globally on February 15.
That’s not necessarily when you’ll be able to buy it, but we need to find out when it goes on sale during the event, which countries it will be sold in, how much it will cost and what colors and configurations it will be sold in. will be made available in.
Everything else about the Oppo Find N2 Flip is already known as it was released in China last year, where it launched at the end of December. So this February 15th announcement is only for the rest of the world.
The Find N2 Flip features a 6.8-inch 1080 x 2520 foldable AMOLED display, with a 120 Hz refresh rate, a 3.26-inch 382 x 720 AMOLED cover screen, a 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 both the battery and cover are the largest found on any current foldable clamshell, that it charges faster than any other foldable clamshell, 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, but it remains to be seen whether the same configurations will be available elsewhere.
Likewise, the Chinese model can be bought in a black, gold or violet finish, but Oppo has specifically said we’ll learn the colors on February 15, so presumably the global selection will differ.
If you want to watch the announcement for yourself, you can, because while it’s being held in London, it’s also being streamed on YouTube, and the page for that is already up and running (opens in new tab). The event kicks off at 6:30am PT / 9:30am ET / 2:30pm GMT, or 1:30am AEDT on February 16 for those in Australia.
Of course, we’ll be covering the launch too, so you can always head back to BingoTingo afterwards for all the details.
Analysis: The best clamshell foldable in this half of 2023?
The Oppo Find N2 Flip sounds promising on paper, so while we’d have to review it in full to know for sure, it could well be one of the best foldable phones out there, and a major competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4.
Of course the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 came out mid last year so later this year we’re expecting the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 which has every chance of taking back the foldable clamshell crown from Oppo if its latest contender manages to make it grab.
That probably won’t launch before August though, and neither will the Motorola Razr 2023, another expected rival.
We may see other foldable phones in the meantime, like the Google Pixel Fold, but that’s not expected to be a clamshell, and will likely be more in line with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 instead. So the Oppo Find N2 Flip maybe not have a lot of new competition for a while.