OPPO Find X: Taking smartphone technology right to the edge

OPPO Find X: Taking smartphone technology right to the edge

OPPO Find X: Taking smartphone technology right to the edge

While Oppo devices previously were only limited to the Asian market, the new Find X will sell globally including Europe and North America in August.

The first thing that jumps out when you look at the OPPO Find X is that most of the real estate on the front is occupied by that extra-tall, curved OLED screen that would fit in well in a Samsung catalog.

Oppo Find X comes with a 6.42-inches AMOLED Full HD+ display with 2340 x 1080 resolution and aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Instead, Oppo went with 3D facial recognition tech that uses the phone's front-facing camera. Witness: mechanized pop-up camera sliders, as recently showcased by the Vivo NEX and now the Oppo Find X.

On the specs front, the Find X is similar in many respects to other Android flagships, which means that it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB of internal storage and a rather large 3,730 mAh battery. It runs on ColorOS 5.1, which is based on Android 8.1.

We have the feeling that Oppo's solution will be far more susceptible to damage. This edition includes 512GB of built-in storage and carbon-fiber textured back and SuperVOOC charging.

According to The Verge, the camera module can move into the "ready" position within 0.5 seconds. The Find X is going on sale in China from today, and should make its way to other Asian markets shortly. This means that it is hidden inside the handset on the top edge and pops out when you want to use it.

The front camera on the Find X houses 25MP lens with AI-assisted features that offer 3D beautification effects. It also features flood illuminator, Infrared camera, proximity sensor, Dot projector, receiver and RGB camera are integrated into this unit, the company said. Oppo claims that the system can be used for roughly 300,000 times, which should get most users over 5 years of usage from the Find X. Once the software detects a need for them, a panel slides up to reveal the 25-megapixel selfie camera and 16-megapixel+20-megapixel dual setup on the rear. It also carries Huawei-inspired AI-enhanced object and scene detection feature that tweaks camera settings automatically. Oppo is also launching a limited edition of the Find X in collaboration with luxury vehicle maker Lamborghini.

Oppo Find X is fuelled by a 3,730mAh battery along with support for the company's VOOC fast charge technology. We may have our opinions on the long-term reliability of such mechanical components but there's no doubt that the Find X could very well set the path for a future design factor. As for the back cameras, the two sensors are accompanied by Optical Image Stabilization, Phase Detection Autofocus, Dual-Tone LED flash and f/2.0 apertures for both sensors. There is also support for 3D emojis similar to iPhone X ones.

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