Oppo's Find X ditches the notch in favour of sliding camera array

Oppo Find X promises exciting new features

Oppo Find X promises exciting new features

The Find X sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ OLED display. This means that both the rear and the front cameras are located on the slider and the user has to slide up to access the camera.

Oppo's new Find X is unlike anything you've ever seen. Instead, the top section of the phone slides up. The screen-to-body ratio is 93.8 percent, so when you're looking at the front of the phone, you're nearly always looking at the display. As such, you will not find a traditional fingerprint reader on this device. Yep! I am throwing money at the screen right now! Oppo claims that it has dedicated 93.8-percent of the fascia to the display. But we'll see how it goes whenever the Find X launches! It consists of a 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, OIS and f/2.0 aperture, and a 20-megapixel secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture.

Oppo says this will be the first phone it sells in the North American and European markets, with more specific pricing and launch dates getting unveiled at a later date. Wonder which one of the two is better? That's fairly quick and hopefully won't get in the way if you need to take a quick shot (i.e. your kids when they do something unexpected or cute). Your eye shouldn't be distracted, either, but gaps or holes. One has to think about the long-term durability of that motor after all.

Oppo has announced its latest flagship smartphone at a price of Euro 999 (around Rs 78,730) for the 256GB version. The mechanism is motorized and can pop up in half a second to open the camera. As mentioned earlier the phone comes with a hidden camera module which Oppo calls the 3D Stealth camera, which hides within the frame of the phone until it's ready for use. It also carries Huawei-inspired AI-enhanced object and scene detection feature that tweaks camera settings automatically.

The Find X quite literally is all screen.

Internally the phone is, like the leaks suggested, using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM, and has 256GB of on-board storage. If the Find X stumbles when it runs Android 8.1 Oreo, we can't blame the hardware.

Battery: The phone is backed by a 3,730 mAh battery with support for VOOC fast charging.

Absent from the device is a headphone jack and a fingerprint scanner. All you get is glorious display from top to bottom. The same technology, meanwhile, is used in the selfie camera. And it was a pretty impressive pop-up, with its camera popup mechanism wowing YouTubers and smartphone users alike.

Let's say the Oppo has been "iPhone inspired"...


The software is OPPO's ColorOS Android skin, running over Android 8.1 Oreo.

Both screens here take up nearly the whole of the front of the device, providing a visually alluring spectacle. It even comes with accessories that reflect Lamborghini's branding. The Find X's Smart Selfie Capture function will analyse the 3D model of your face to look at your face shape and features so it can provide feedback so you can up your selfie game.

The OPPO Find X Lamborghini Edition is their most premium offering yet and it also has the world's fastest charging technology.

The company has also tied up with Lamborghini to launch a special edition smartphone at 1699 euros for the 512 GB variant with Super Vooc charging technology. If you're in the habit of forgetting to plug your phone in to charge overnight, that could be a big lure.

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