Oppo Find X Launches With Motorized Pop-Up Camera, Ditches Display Notch, Face Unlock, More

The Oppo Find X has been officially unveiled, with an impressive 93.8% screen-to-body ratio and a rather triple pop-up camera system.

Chinese firm Oppo has taken steps further in making sure that we don’t have to look at unsightly notches at the top of smartphones for much longer and also reviving the Find series of smartphones simultaneously with the Find X announcement, a phone that the folks over internet were able to get their hands on ahead of an official launch.

Now, the Find X smartphone has been announced as it directly challenges the Vivo NEX, itself only launched last week in China, which also boasted the best screen-to-body ratio of any smartphone at 91.24% and a single pop-up camera.

The Find X phone’s display is of 6.4-inch 1080p OLED screen, making this the almost bezel-free handset we have all been looking forward to. The lack of bezels is made possible thanks to the lack of any cameras on the device. That’s because all three of the Find X’s cameras are hidden in a pop-up slider that appears when a camera is needed and then disappears when it is not used. Those cameras consist of 16MP + 20MP rear cameras and Find X’s front-facing camera of 25MP, all of which are hidden from view until needed.

That front camera will be needed each and every time you want to unlock the device, too. Fire up the camera app, and the camera block rises out from the top of the phone to reveal its snappers. Those cameras being hidden in the motorized block, it allows Oppo to get an excellent screen to body ratio with hardly any bezels.

Unfortunately, there isn’t fingerprint scanner anywhere on the Find X which means users will rely on the device’s facial recognition system in order for authentication. This mechanism is a quick one. With Oppo saying that the cameras will pop up in just 0.5 seconds. It’s not immediate, but it’s not slow either by any strength of the imagination.

Underneath that large screen there are the usual bits and pieces – under-the-hood is a Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Global LTE bands are also in use and anyone in need of a dual-SIM setup will be pleased to know that this is available at the bottom of the device, too. There’s a 3,730mAh battery – ensuring that it’s competitive with the other flagships on the market. Oppo has also left off a headphone jack and wireless charging.

You do get fast charging capabilities and support via the USB-C port on the base of the phone, which lines up alongside a single down-firing speaker.

Software-wise, users will be treated to Android 8.1 Oreo running Oppo’s own ColorOS when it ships in North America and Europe after the official release. It will cost around £999 ($1,300). Chinese buyers can order as of today.

(Source: The Verge)

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