It looks like Oppo India is preparing to launch its next foldable just seven months after its predecessor. The Oppo Find N3 Flip isn’t a brand-new smartphone, but it seems to be an iterative update of its predecessor, the Oppo Find N2 Flip, which was also launched in India earlier this year. It seems that Oppo has settled for a vertical folding form factor for now, as OnePlus is gearing up for the horizontal foldable market with its upcoming offering OnePlus Open, which was officially unboxed after several leaks. Although Oppo has not yet announced an official launch date for its Find N3 Flip in India, it has started releasing teasers for it. Meanwhile, a tipster has also revealed the possible launch date.
After putting out two teaser videos revealing the design and triple camera setup of the foldable phone, Oppo is now running a contest to promote it. Winners can participate in a lucky draw running between October 3 to October 24 to win an Oppo Find N3 Flip or some Oppo audio accessories. Actually, this hints at a launch that is going to happen within this time frame.
A few days ago, tipster Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) also exclusively announced Oppo Find N3 Flip will “likely” be launched on or before October 12. Meanwhile, Oppo’s Latest Articles The foldable is also marked as “coming soon” on the X, indicating that its launch is imminent.
The Oppo Find N3 Flip was launched in China on August 23, and it immediately became the first clamshell foldable with a triple rear camera setup. The smartphone was launched in three colors – Mirror Night (black), Mist Rose (pink) and Moonlight Muse (gold). Apart from the triple rear camera setup, which now includes a 32-megapixel telephoto camera, Oppo also went with a slightly larger cover display, measuring 3.26 inches diagonally in the same vertical alignment as before, just that the new display is slightly wider than the outgoing one. compared to the model.
In terms of core hardware, the phone is powered by the Dimensity 9200 SoC (a step up from the Dimensity 9000+), paired with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. The device has the usual connectivity options and a side-mounted fingerprint reader, which remains the same as before.
While we expect the core specifications of the global variant to be similar to the Chinese model, a recent leak has also shed some light on app support on the cover display. The previous model, like its then-rival Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, only supported a handful of widgets for native and third-party apps. This is expected to change with the global model, according to which [previous leak]It is said to support a long list of third-party apps, which also includes several Indian services like Zomato, Swiggy, BookMyShow, mAadhaar and others.
While the leaked image only shows a launcher on the cover screen with multiple apps pinned on it, it is unclear whether the phone can run all these apps on the cover screen or not. If it is able to do so, it would bring Oppo’s Find N3 Flip on par with Motorola’s Razr 40 Ultra, which is the only one to do so successfully so far.