The quest for acquiring maximum display inside a phone’s body is pushing phone manufacturers to get into the next gear of innovation. Initially, it is the side bezels that started to disappear which was probably the easiest trick to pull off. Next, the notch came in which has seemed to provide a temporary solution for thinning the top bezel. But what next?
In comes the Oppo Find X which, at first, doesn’t seem to carry a camera neither at the back nor at the front. But how can that be? In today’s world, it is nearly impossible to imagine a smartphone without a feature like camera. But really though, there is literally no camera at the back of the Oppo’s newest smartphone, Find X, and you won’t find one at the front either.
Fret not, because Oppo really has a trick up its sleeve and it is in the form of a pop-up slider which eventually houses the front and rear cameras and then some more. The main dual camera is a 16 MP + 20 + setup with an aperture size of f2.0 for both the primary and secondary lenses. Furthermore, the primary 16 MP lens gets the OIS (Optical Image Stabilization).
The front camera is the one where most of the tech lies. On the outset, it is a 25 MP camera which can take ‘3D AI selfies’ but it is accompanies by an Infrared camera, ranging sensor, Dot projector and a Flood illuminator. Together, the whole setup creates an iPhone X-like Facial recognition system which is the Find X’s primary (and perhaps the best) security feature. You see, Oppo has altogether ditched the fingerprint sensor from the Find X. So the Apple iPhone X really has a match here.
The slider is like a decent piece of the phone itself which slides out from between the front and the back panels and it does it in 0.5 seconds as per Oppo.
This mechanism has also provided an opportunity to Oppo to deliver maximum display inside the phone’s body. It is a 6.4-inch OLED panel delivering Full HD+ (1080p x 2340p) resolution. Oppo says that the screen to body ratio is 92.25% which is really impressive. What is finally good to see is a nearly bezel-less bottom in an Android phone.
Rest of the specifications are proper flagship grade – Snapdragon 845 processor along with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of inbuilt storage. Looking at these specs, the phone should be nothing less than lightning quick. There’s a 3,750 mAh battery onboard with VOOC fast charging. Lastly, the Oppo Find X comes with Android Oreo 8.1 which is topped with Color OS 5.1.
For the start, the Oppo Find X will be available in Italy, Spain, France and Netherlands from August at a price of EUR 999. Keep watching this space for more information on the phone’s availability in other markets.