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Oppo's rumored battery replacement initiative is something all phone makers should adopt


Generally speaking, a lot of phones these days are smart enough where it will not overcharge when plugged into a charger. This is important because lithium ion batteries have a set number of cycles before it starts to lose its charge.


This means that the longer you use your phone, eventually it will reach the point where your phone's battery life is nowhere as good as it was the day you bought it. It's the natural progression of things, but the good news is that if you plan on buying an Oppo phone, Oppo could replace your battery for free.


This is according to a post by Digital Chat Station on Weibo who claims that Oppo is planning on launching a free battery replacement program starting with the upcoming Oppo A2 Pro 5G.


Keep in mind that this is not the same as Apple's battery replacement program in the past, where due to the company not being transparent about the throttling they implemented when battery capacity hits 80%, the company offered cheaper battery replacements for affected customers.


Instead, this is said to be an initiative undertaken by Oppo where if your battery capacity drops below 80% during a four year period, they will offer a battery replacement for free. We're not totally clear on the details yet as the program has yet to be launched, but if this is true, it's a pretty awesome move on Oppo's part.

OPPO Launches its New Budget Phone, the A38


While a lot of Oppo's current endeavors have brought a lot of attention to its premium smartphones such as the Find and Flip series, the company hasn't forgotten its more affordable handsets, which include the Oppo A-series devices. As such, Oppo recently launched the Oppo A38, its newest addition to its affordable smartphone lineup.


Spotted on Oppo's UAE website, the Oppo A38 features a 6.56-inch LCD display, which features a 90hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of 720 nits. Available in black and gold, the phone is made from a polycarbonate build, an understandable choice given its price.


OPPO Launches its New Budget Phone, the A38


Inside, the Oppo A38 comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, and runs on a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, which is not uncommon to see in phones of this price range. The phone packs a typical 5,000 mAh battery, with support for 33W Super VOOC charging speeds.


As for camera hardware, the device packs a 50MP f/1.8 main camera, which is paired with a secondary 2MP f/2.4 lens. The main camera setup also supports several camera modes including Night, Video, Photo, Portrait, Time-lapse, PRO, and panorama. Meanwhile, the selfie camera consists of a 5MP lens. No pricing or global availability has been announced at the moment, however.

Oppo Find N3 Flip and Watch 4 Pro have official renders and launch date


Adding to the lineup of clamshell foldable phones, Oppo is set to introduce the Oppo Find N3 Flip. The Chinese manufacturer Oppo recently revealed on Weibo that it will release the new Find N3 Flip and Watch 4 Pro on August 29 in China.


The main attraction of the event will undoubtedly be the Oppo Find N3 Flip. The officially released images from Oppo confirm the previously leaked designs and images that have surfaced in the past few weeks. It is official now that instead of two vertically placed cameras, the next-gen Find N3 Flip has three encapsulated within a circle.


For now, the rumors say that Oppo will use the same cameras that come with the Oppo Reno 10 Pro, meaning a 50MP main shooter with optical image stabilization, an 8MP ultra-wide, and a 32MP telephoto. In addition, the phone is anticipated to support 67W fast charging and house a 4,300mAh battery. It's said that the device will run on Android 13.


While the specifications of the device have not been officially confirmed by Oppo yet, leaks and rumors suggest that the Find N3 Flip will sport a 6.8-inch LTPO AMOLED display on the interior with a 120Hz refresh rate. On the exterior, there is expected to be a 3-inch cover display.


The Watch 4 Pro will also be part of the August 29 event

Undoubtedly taking the spotlight is the Oppo Find N3 Flip, but the supporting role of the Watch 4 Pro should not be underestimated. Official images of the Watch 4 Pro showcase its elegantly curved surface design. The watch is encased in stainless steel, features a ceramic bottom cover, and offers a variety of band options. To be sure of the exact number of bands versions available, we will need to await the official launch.


Just a few days ago, Oppo shared some details about the Watch 4 Pro. It will be powered by the Snapdragon W5 Gen1 chipset and will feature 2GB of RAM. The Watch 4 Pro will also incorporate an LTPO AMOLED panel with full-color Always On Display (AOD) support. This upcoming timepiece will include an eight-channel heart rate sensor, a 16-channel blood oxygen (SpO2) sensor, a wrist temperature sensor, and an ECG sensor.


Both the Find N3 Flip and the Watch 4 Pro will initially debut in China. The Find N3 Flip will probably be released globally in the coming months if the company follows the strategy it had with the previous Find N2 Flip, which was released for the global markets a couple of months after its launch in China. As for the Watch 4 Pro, we're not overly optimistic about a global launch, given that the Oppo Watch 3 Pro remained exclusive to China. But hey, who knows, maybe Oppo might surprise us.

Oppo Find N3's display could be bigger than the ones in Google Pixel Fold and Galaxy Z Fold 5


According to the Chinese calendar, 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit. According to the mobile calendar - if there was such a thing - 2023 is the year of Foldable. New details regarding the Oppo Find N2's display size surface indicating that things are getting bigger.


There's a Weibo post from the reputable Digital Chat Station account that lists some compelling screen specifications - both for the inner and outer displays (via 9to5Google). Here's what the roughly translated information reads: the inner display allegedly will be 7.82-inches, with a resolution of 2268 x 2440 pixels, while the outer one is 6.31-inches and 2484 x 1116p (with a ratio of 20:9). "The PPI is the highest among folding screens", a possible "collector's edition" rounds up the technical leak. Supposedly, all the variants will come with 16GB LPDDR5X of RAM, and 1TB UFS 4.0 storage - plus, there are unconfirmed plans for a 24GB RAM version.


The 7.82-inches alleged display is not only bigger than the ones Oppo used in the Find N and the Find N2 (both used 7.1-inch inner displays and 5.54-inches outer screens), it tops the inner displays of the Google Pixel Fold (measuring at 7.6-inches) and the latest Galaxy Z Fold (7.6-inches on the inner and a 6.2-inches cover screen). The Find N and Find N2 were exclusive to China, so it's still unclear whether or not the third iteration will make it to the USA, but one can hope.


The current leaks align perfectly with rumors about the OnePlus Open, which has been expected to have the same larger display and to share near-identical hardware with the Find N3.

Oppo is formally China's biggest smartphone producer


China is perhaps of the most crowded country on the planet, and throughout the long term, the nation has figured out how to lift its monetary position. To such an extent that China is currently a market that many organizations are attempting to break into as it is a significant one on the off chance that an organization is attempting to develop its market.


That being said, as far as smartphones, it seems as though unfamiliar organizations have a ton of neighborhood rivalry to fight with, particularly with the most recent figures where it has been uncovered that Oppo is currently formally the main smartphone producer in China. The Chinese organization orders an astounding 18% generally share in China, and 10% of the worldwide market, which thus likewise makes them the fourth biggest smartphone producer on the planet.


As per the information from Canalys, Oppo held 31% of the China market during Q1 2023 alone. The organization's most recent foldable phone, the Oppo Find N2 Flip, was attributed as assisting the organization with accomplishing those figures, where the phone alone represented 15% of foldable smartphone deals in China.


This is amazing, particularly when you consider that Samsung is pretty much the pioneer and principal driver of foldable phones in the market today. Many had recently fixed Xiaomi as a possibility to assume control over the China market, however in view of these numbers, it seems as though Oppo has started to lead the pack.

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