The solution for phones to remove the notch in 2018 is to add a pop-up camera. We saw this in Vivo Nex and now, Oppo’s Find X has it with a better implementation. The phone was officially announced today in Paris. And Oppo claims that the device has a screen-to-body ratio of about 93.8%, the highest we saw in any smartphone, ever.
Oppo has managed to pack in an extremely large 6.4-inch OLED display with 1080 pixel wide resolution in a very compact form factor, so that you can even use this device with one hand.
When you turn the Find X on and open the camera app, the entire top section of the phone gets motorized up and reveals a 25-megapixel front-facing camera, 3D facial scanning system, and 16-megapixel + 20-megapixel dual rear camera. Close the camera app and the whole assembly motors back into the phone’s chassis.
Well, not only the front camera, but the rear camera pops-up too from the curved display alignment. The phone has curved edges similar too that of the Galaxy S9 which makes it incredibly beautiful.
Unfortunately, the phone has no sort of fingerprint sensor. Not even under the glass. Although the 3D Facial Recognition does the job, a fingerprint sensor would’ve been appreciated.
Find X has all of the things you’d expect from a high-end Android phone in mid-2018. It uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor, has 8GB of RAM, and offers up to 256GB of storage. It has a 3,730mAh battery with Oppo’s VOOC fast wired charging that’s similar to OnePlus’ Dash Charge.
Global LTE compatibility is important because Oppo says this will be its first phone sold in North America and Europe. Prior to this, Oppo phones were limited to China, India, the Philippines, and a few other Asian countries. Oppo hasn’t announced specific information about the carrier and availability date but we’ll update you soon.
The Find X will be available to order in China starting today, and it should cost less than other comparably equipped Android smartphones.
Keep watching the space for more updates and related news.
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