The pop-up camera and a bezel-less display on the VIVO NEX, as a whole, was a remarkable feat for the smartphone industry. However, the trend seems to only catch up from here with the new Oppo Find X looking like a phone inspired by its sister company’s innovation; joining the group of the elite league of pop-up camera bandwagon.
The concept is very much VIVOish (of course) but with more surface area on the popup slider that houses both front cameras as well as the dual rear cameras on the back; Oppo has given it their own touch. There happens to be a 3D facial scanning system to unlock the phone, as there’s no fingerprint scanner on the device. All this madness is packed on board within the slider itself.
The pop-up mechanism is motorized and can pop up within half a second. Thanks to this mechanism, the front of the phone looks an eye candy, without any notch obstructing the way. The front looks great with the 6.4-inch OLED panel with FHD+ resolution and very narrow bezels. Interestingly enough, with just a little chin below, this phone gets an insane 92.25% screen to body ratio (that’s more than the VIVO Nex). The 3D face scanning uses the motorized slider that pops out to scan your face and goes back in like it wasn’t even there.
The rest of the specs are left pretty much what every flagship has to offer. The dual camera on the back with one being 16MP and the other being 20MP. The front-facing camera is a 25MP sensor.
Powered by the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset inside — with 8GB of RAM and 128/256GB storage options — OPPO has entered the flagship market after a long time. Backing all this up by a 3,730mAh battery on board with the support for VOOC fast charging. On the software side of things, Oppo has given it their own look and feel. This device runs Color OS which is a custom skin by Oppo, built on top of Android 8.1 Oreo.
This time around, this Chinese manufacturer has brought the Find X with support for worldwide LTE which gives them a huge market. Pricing remains unknown as of now, but the pre-orders have started. Oppo seems to be teaming up with network providers, aiming to raise their reach to North America and Europe.