Remember the OPPO N3? the one with the rotating camera? that was a first. And now, after all those teasers, OPPO has finally unveiled its newest flagship, which seems to have been inspired by the idea, and made even better. Meet the new OPPO Find X.
On most parts, the Find X is your typical flagship Android Smartphone , boasting skyrocketing figures – It has a Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage.
Design-wise, you get a glossy finish, which has become a trend on the brand’s recent devices, a Type-C port, and no headphone jack. It also doesn’t have any IP certification for water and dust resistance.
Where this phone establishes its own identity though, is in two key things – starting with the display. Like Vivo’s NEX S, the Find X ditches the notch, leading to a 6.4-inch OLED display with FHD resolution and an astonishing 92.25% screen-to-body ratio. That’s as close to a true full screen display as it can be. In also utilizes slightly curved glass on the sides, like the Galaxy S9.
So of course, one question “pops up”. Where are its cameras? the answer is, they’re hidden until you need them. That’s because the Find X uses a new motorized pop-up module for its front and rear cameras . Opening the Camera app will automatically make it pop-up, without any user intervention.
As for cameras, the Find X boasts a 24MP front camera with 3D AI Selfie and AI Portrait Mode, along with dual 16MP + 20MP rear shooters with AI scene detection. OPPO also introduced Omojis, which are basically 3D avatars that can follow your movement, and can be shared to your social network.
This is also the case when unlocking the phone, as OPPO has also ditched the fingerprint scanner in favor of its new 3D Facial Recognition Technology, which can be triggered by activating the phone and swiping up the locks creen. The camera module will then pop-up and authenticate.
Now, of course, this mechanism, while innovative, may raise some questions regarding durability, security and lack of other options to unlock the phone. But until we’re able to test it for ourselves, we should probably appreciate the fact that someone tried to be different, and it seems to have worked out well.
OPPO Find X Specs
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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.