Oppo shows Apple how to eliminate iPhone’s notch with style

Oppo shows Apple how to eliminate iPhone’s notch with style

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It's a new phone that crams together all the hot design trends right now.

But overall, we think the Find X is a seriously attractive piece of hardware, especially with its notch-less, (nearly) bezel-less display that extends practically over the entire front side.

The Oppo Find X comes with a great deal of power under the hood, with the flagship Snapdragon 845 chipset sitting alongside 8GB of RAM.

Supplementing the performance of the SoC is 8GB of RAM and you have ample 256GB of internal memory incorporated.

This edition of the phone will also have 512GB of onboard storage. Open the camera app and it emerges from the top of the phone in about half a second; switch away, and it slides into the body of the Find X. The upshot is that Oppo can dedicate even more of the front of its phone to display, without having to accommodate a notch or large bezels. The phone comes preloaded with Android 8.1 Oreo and not too surprising, ColorOS still runs on top of it, which I haven't been too fond of it's recent iterations due to the similarities it has with iOS.

Anyi Jiang, vice president at Oppo said that the company's camera phones are now used by 200 million people globally in over 30 countries. The phone looks quite similar to Samsung flagship phone Galaxy S9 which also flaunts a curved Infinity edge display.

It's called the OPPO Lamborghini Find X Special Edition and comes with some design tweaks created to make it stand out, like a carbon fiber paint job.

You'll be relying on that mechanism a lot, because as it turns out, the Find X is the first phone not made by Apple to utilize a 3D face-scanning camera system.

The phone has 3D face unlock, which the company calls O-Face Recognition. This helps keep the seamless design of the phone looking elegant, making the front of the device all about the display and the user's ability to interact with it, and the back of the device about the shifting gradient colors.

All that drama would be for naught if the Find X was packing sub-par cameras; happily, on paper at least, that's not the case.

The good news for the United States market is that the OPPO Find X will be the first phones from the manufacturer to be released in the USA market. The back of the module houses a dual camera setup (20MP, 16MP) and LED flash. Oppo uses the 3D Structured Light Technology to map out the nose, eyes, and other facial features, and "personalize your selfie" as a result. The dual sensors on the rear are mentioned to offers AI portrait mode along with 3D lighting.

The Oppo Find X features a 6.42-inch Full HD+ AMOLED Panoramic Arc Screen with 19:5:9 aspect ratio and a 93.8 percent screen-to-body ratio. Let's take a look at what the pop-up camera is all about along with other specs.

OPPO already has experience in the field of rotating cameras so there should be no issues with the durability of the sliding system though it should be noted that since this is a moving part, it will wear down eventually.

The Oppo Find X release date is set for August, but we're waiting for confirmation from the firm where it will go on sale. There's no pricing information for North America yet, or any confirmation that the USA will be included in the North America launch for that matter, but European consumers will be able to pick up the phone for €999.

  • Terrell Bush