Oppo Flip Phone: Using the Find N2 Flip’s Huge Cover Screen

February 16, 2023 0 Comments

The Oppo Find N2 Flip has arrived. The Chinese company showed off its first flip phone at a global launch event on Wednesday. Oppo’s clamshell-style phone appears to be heavily inspired by the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4’s squarish design, but with a notably different cover screen. 

Unlike the Z Flip 4, the Find N2 Flip’s cover display has a vertical orientation and is much bigger, measuring 3.26 inches with a resolution of 720×382 pixels. By comparison, the Z Flip 4 has a 1.9-inch external display with 260×512-pixel resolution; last year’s Motorola Razr came with a 2.7-inch cover screen with a 573×800-pixel resolution. In fact, the Find N2 Flip has the largest vertical cover screen on any flip phone. 

Apart from the display, the Find N2 Flip has all the features you’d expect from a flip phone in 2023. There are two rear cameras, including one with a 50-megapixel sensor, a 32-megapixel front-facing camera, a capable processor (MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus) and a 4,300-mAh battery, which can be fast-charged at up to 44 watts. There’s no IP rating for water or dust resistance. For comparison, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 has an IPX8 rating, which means It can withstand water immersion but has no rated protection against dust. At this time there isn’t a foldable phone that is rated for dust resistance.

The Find N2 Flip will be available to preorder from today in the UK starting at £849, which converts roughly to $1,020 and AU$1,480. There are no plans currently for a US release, but the phone is set to hit stores in parts of Europe and Asia.

Watch Oppo Reveal Find N2 Flip N2 Flip’s cover screen is big

It’s commendable that Oppo dared to shake up the design of the cover screen on flip phones. Although this might not look as aesthetically elegant as the Galaxy Z Flip 4’s horizontal screen, I believe the Find N2 Flip’s cover screen has the potential for greater functionality. After all, it does boast the largest vertical cover screen on any flip phone. 

In the few hours I spent with the phone, I found the Find N2 Flip’s cover screen convenient for quickly scanning the weather without needing to open up the phone. All I had to do was swipe left, and the cover screen would display my chosen widgets, including the camera, a timer, the weather and the recorder. I could receive notifications on it, but I couldn’t view my plans. I hope Oppo adds a Google Calendar widget to the cover screen. 

Navigation is simple. You can swipe down the cover screen to bring up the control panel, swipe up to see a list of notifications and swipe left to bring up different widgets.

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