OPPO debuts Find N2 Flip

Redefining flip smartphones?



OPPO has just announced the Find N2 Flip, the company’s latest take on compact foldables.

OPPO’s debut flip phone redefines the cover screen as we know it, sporting a 3.26-inch vertical display that’s big enough for taking a quick look at notifications and capturing selfies.

The cover screen shines against the dialed-down aesthetic of the Find N2 Flip. It uses polished aluminum sides, a fingerprint-resistant glass cover, and a unique micro-etched wave pattern across the hinge.

When flipped open, the Find N2 Flip is equipped with a 6.8-inch E6 AMOLED display capable of a 120Hz refresh rate.

Camera for champs

The OPPO Find N2 Flip sports a 50MP main camera featuring a large Sony IMX890 sensor with an f/1.8 lens. With Dual Preview, the subject can see a preview of their poses through the vertical cover screen.

Up front, the Find N2 Flip uses a 32MP selfie camera with a Sony IMX709 sensor. Taking selfies is now easier with FlexForm Mode. It allows the Find N2 Flip to hold its position mid-fold between 45º and 110º for waist-level dynamic angles.

The device can also be repurposed as a tripod-steady, hands-free camera. The shutter release can be triggered with an open-palm gesture.

Mobile photographers and camera enthusiasts, on the other hand, can enjoy pro-grade colors, a fully featured Professional Mode, and a unique XPAN mode that freezes time in a wide, cinematic frame — thanks to its cameras that are co-developed with Hasselblad.

Moreover, the Find N2 Flip uses its in-house imaging NPU, MariSilicon X, that boosts night video to capture ultra-clear 4K footage in low light.

Highly durable, longer lasting, faster charging

The Find N2 Flip uses a new generation Flexion Hinge that allows for an incredibly subtle crease.

With a new standard of mechanical stability, the Find N2 Flip has no hinge gap. It has also been certified to withstand over 400,000 folds and unfolds at standard room temperature. It also allowed the device to cram a massive 4300mAh battery into its compact body.

Furthermore, OPPO worked closely with MediaTek for an optimized version of the flagship Dimensity 9000+ chipset. The results allowed the Find N2 Flip to offer a full day of use on a single charge. With a 44W SUPERVOOC charging capability, it can charge the device from nearly empty to 50 percent in just 23 minutes, and up to 100 percent in less than an hour.

Price and availability

The OPPO Find N2 Flip will be available to pre-order starting February 15 and will cost £849 in the UK. It will also be available in other countries. Pricing will vary per region.


Samsung invites iPhone users to ‘install’ One UI

It’s a virtual try-on



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There are a few things more difficult than getting an iPhone user to try Android and vice versa. In a continued effort to grab some of the market from the other, Samsung has introduced a new way for iPhone users to take a gander at the other side of things.

Simply dubbed Try Galaxy, the new program allows users to virtually try One UI from the comforts of their device. Of course, it won’t replace the iPhone’s iOS software with Samsung’s own. It’s just a small web app.

The tool, installed through a website, simulates One UI 5.1. It includes the system’s suite of apps tailored for Samsung. It can even simulate a message thread and rifling through Samsung’s settings.

Whereas brick-and-mortar Samsung stores offer a way to try devices personally, Try Galaxy makes the process much easier. Unfortunately, pulling a user into another brand rarely relies on the user interface exclusively. If anything, the program might alleviate the worries of those scared to adopt a different system.

That said, Samsung has a very specific target in mind. The program does not work on any other device. Only Apple’s devices can access the new tool. If you try the new tool on, say, a Pixel 6, the website tells you that you’re already on an Android and prompts you to share the link with those who have an iPhone.

SEE ALSO: Samsung defends AI ‘faking’ moon photos

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vivo V27e price, availability, features

Get to know the smaller sibling



vivo V27e

The recently-released vivo V27 series is looking to take the midrange scene by storm with the phones’ new ring light that complements their respective camera packages.

And while the higher end vivo V27 5G has received most of the attention, its smaller sibling — the vivo V27e — does not want to be left out, proving to be a worthy option for its segment.

It’s powered by a Helio G99 processor and has up to 256GB of internal storage. The base memory is 8GB plus additional 8GB extended RAM, thanks to vivo’s Extended RAM 3.0. The phone’s 4,600mAh battery supports 66W FastCharge.

The screen is a 6.62-inch AMOLED display with an upgraded 120Hz refresh rate. It comes in handy for gaming or playing high-resolution videos.

Handy mid-range shooter

The main selling point of the vivo V27e is its f/1.8 64MP ultra-sensing main shooter. It’s part of a triple camera setup along with the f/2.4 2MP macro and f/2.4 2MP depth. Up front is a 32MP selfie camera.

The main lens has hybrid EIS and OIS dual ultra-stabilization feature for steady captures and recordings. It’s beneficial for TikTok and reels, as well as vlogs. Night shots are likewise more vivid and detailed with the Aura Portrait algorithm — a vivo-exclusive innovation.

Speaking of which, the phone has a vlog movie 3.0 feature guides the user with vlogging tips and built-in film templates, frames, and stickers.

The vivo V27e is priced at PhP 16,999 and is available online via vivo’s official website, Lazada, Shopee, TikTok, and offline at any vivo store nationwide.

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Legion exits the smartphone business

Confirmed by Lenovo



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The gaming smartphone market is a silent but powerful segment. Though the market isn’t as popular as mainstream flagships, it has a wealth of capable performers releasing new models every year. However, as limited as the segment already is, it is losing one major player. Lenovo has confirmed that Legion is dead.

Historically, smartphone makers establish a smaller brand to compete in the gaming smartphone market. For example, ASUS and ZTE have ROG and Nubia, respectively. Lenovo has Legion. Well, had.

In a statement made to Android Authority, Lenovo is shutting down Legion’s smartphone branch. The brand will exit the segment, owing likely to the inability to find success as Lenovo expected. The company will instead refocus its efforts towards the Moto brand, which has been enjoying a resurgence lately from the success of the new Razr lineup.

The Legion brand has had bright spots over the years. Besides a suite of impressive hardware, it has also experimented with various quirks such as a side-mounted pop-up camera, giving gamers the option to stream themselves playing a mobile game. Unfortunately, that’s the past now.

For any fans of Legion, the brand isn’t going away completely. Without any statements standing against so, it will still continue making gaming notebooks for the foreseeable future.

SEE ALSO: Lenovo expands ThinkPad lineup for MWC 2023

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