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OPPO Find N is now official

It’s the company’s first foldable smartphone

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OPPO just made one heck of splash at the OPPO INNO Day 2021 as they officially launch the OPPO Find N – their very first foldable smartphone.

It bears some resemblance to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and also uses parts from Samsung itself. But there are plenty of notable differences. The most obvious of which is the size. The OPPO Find N seems friendlier to tinier hands as it measures at 5.49″ when folded and 7.1″ when unfolded.

Not sure if this helps you get an idea about its size but official measurements are as follows:

  • Height x Weight x Thickness (Unfolded) — 132.6mm×140.2mm×8.0mm (Battery cover side), 132.6mm×140.2mm×7.8mm (Outer display side).
  • Height x Weight x Thickness (Folded) — 132.6mm×73mm×15.9mm
  • Weight — 275g

It has an inner and outer display. Both are AMOLED with 1000 nits peak brightness. The primary differences are in resolution and refresh rate. The inner display measures 1792×1920 at 120Hz, while the outer display measures 1972×988 at 60Hz.

There are plenty of cameras to go around too. First, the main camera module at the rear. Here are the numbers:

Main Camera:

50MP Sony IMX766 1/1.56″
f/1.8; Equivalent Focal Length 24mm; 6P Lens; OIS

Ultra Wide Camera:

16MP Sony IMX481
f/2.2; Equivalent Focal Length 14mm; 5P Lens

Telephoto Camera:

13MP Samsung S5K3M5
f/2.4; Equivalent Focal Length 52mm; 5P Lens

Naturally, that’s not all since we still have the front cameras for both the inner and outer display. Thankfully, they are the exact same cameras — 32MP Sony IMX615 f/2.4.

Everywhere else, the OPPO Find N is an undeniable flagship on paper. It’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip and comes in two configuration options: 8GB+256GB and 12GB+512GB. It also supports 5G connectivity and has the ColorOS 12 based on Android 11 for its operating system. Also, it has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for security.

The foldable has a 4,500mAh battery capacity with support for 33W SUPERVOOC charge (fast wired), 15W AIRVOOC (wireless charging compatible with Q), and 10W reverse charging so you can charge other accessories should it ever be necessary.

Price and availability

The OPPO Find N is currently only available in China and starts at CNY 7699.


Watch Michael Josh live react to the OPPO Find N launch.

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Apple ready to launch a lot of devices in next 12 months

Including iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Watches

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Apple is obviously releasing new devices later this year. As is tradition, the company is readying for the launch of the next flagship series, the iPhone 14. However, it looks like the iPhone 14 series isn’t the only thing Apple is preparing for. According to a new report, the company is set to launch a plethora of products between now and early 2023.

As reported by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple has a lot of surprises for its fans. Besides the four upcoming models of the iPhone 14 series, the company will also launch “three Apple Watch variations, several Macs with M2 and M3 chips, the company’s first mixed-reality headset, low-end and high-end iPads, updated AirPods Pro earbuds, a fresh HomePod and an upgraded Apple TV.”

Previously, Apple was rumored to upgrade its iPad lineup, starting with a base iPad compatible with USB-C. With geopolitical pressure potentially forcing the company to completely shift to USB-C, a good number of new devices makes sense — that is, if USB-C is truly coming soon.

Besides that, the company has also teased an absurd number of changes and new features coming to iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, and macOS Ventura. It looks like an intensive refresh of software. A good set of software will naturally complement a similarly impressive set of hardware coming soon.

SEE ALSO: iOS 16: Best New Features

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Samsung has Starbucks-themed cases for coffee lovers

Exclusive to South Korea

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Since the company is from the country, Samsung offers a lot of exclusives in South Korea. Previously, the company sold a Pokémon-themed exclusive edition of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 in — you guessed it — South Korea. Now, it has another set of exclusives. This time, it’s for coffee lovers. Samsung is now selling a Starbucks-themed cases for the Galaxy S22 series and the Galaxy Buds 2.

The smartphone cases are pretty straightforward. Sporting the coffee company’s iconic green, the Galaxy S22 and S22+ cases have either a patch with the Starbucks logo or a tagline that says, “Count Stars in Your Galaxy.”

Meanwhile, the Galaxy S22 Ultra features a more iconic case with a strap at the back. One variant has the iconic green-and-white color combination with a patch of a bear wearing a Starbucks apron. The other one has the strap designed as a Starbucks receipt.

While the smartphone cases are nifty on their own, the charging case for the Galaxy Buds 2 are on a league of their own. One model is a minimalist green with the Starbucks patch. The other, however, looks like a coffee mug with aesthetic latte art inside and a Starbucks logo at its side.

As with the previously mentioned Pokémon-themed products, the Starbucks-themed set is exclusive to South Korea and will be limited while supplies last.

SEE ALSO: Samsung unveils a Pokémon Edition of Galaxy Z Flip 3

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Netflix confirms ads are coming later this year

In a cheaper subscription tier

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Netflix is currently in a bind. As the platform’s rivals grow, Netflix has started shrinking and losing subscribers. The company has also started pondering on alternative strategies to maintain its grip on the streaming world. One of the most recent ideas involves the introduction of a cheaper, ad-supported subscription tier. Now, after much strategizing, Netflix has all but confirmed its addition later this year.

During the recent Cannes Lion advertising festival (via The Hollywood Reporter), Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos confirmed that the platform is indeed adding a cheaper option for subscribers by the end of the year. While the platform was initially averse to including ads, Sarandos has stated that some subscribers actually don’t mind ads in return for a cheaper price per month.

Prior to an official announcement, Netflix has not announced how much the new subscription will cost on launch. Likewise, they haven’t confirmed whether the tier will come to all countries and territories where Netflix is present.

If anything, Netflix isn’t alone or the first in adding an ad-supported subscription tier. Hulu, for example, already offers such a tier. Hulu’s partner streaming platform, Disney+, is also considering adding a similar tier later this year.

Besides adding the ad-supported tier, Netflix is also pumping up its presence in the gaming world. They are also considering another payment system meant for users who share their passwords to non-subscribers.

SEE ALSO: Netflix is losing a lot of long-term subscribers

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