Oppo Find X the next to kill Apple’s notch

Oppo Find X the next to kill Apple’s notch


Utilising a motorised camera array, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has managed to bless the Oppo Find X with a 93.8 percent uninterrupted screen-to-body ratio that wraps around the edges.

It has a motorized sliding dual rear cameras with a 16-megapixel primary and a 20-megapixel secondary camera set up with LED flash, OIS, AI portraits and AI Scene Recognition technology that can identify 800 scenes.

The Find X checks all the boxes for the high-end 2018 smartphone, including Qualcomm's top-of-the-line Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage, VOOC fast charging, and a 3,730mAh battery. Even better, the Oppo Find X is the first Oppo device to be sold in North America and Europe, so it also features global LTE bands.

Currently Oppo has only made the handset available in China, with plans to bring the Find X to France, Italy, Spain, and Netherlands starting at €999 for the 256GB model. The moving pod also contains an illuminator, an infrared camera, a range sensor, and a dot projector that work together as inputs for the Find-X's 3D facial recognition features. Oppo uses the 3D Structured Light Technology to map out the nose, eyes, and other facial features, and "personalize your selfie" as a result. That's because all three of the Find X's cameras are hidden in a pop-up slider that appears when a camera is needed and then disappears when it is not. The Oppo didn't mention an exact launch date for the Lamborghini edition device, but Oppo Find X is expected to launch on July 12.

The new Find X, unveiled in Paris today, has a truly edge-to-edge, 6.4-inch screen with insanely slim bezels. Along with that, the Oppo Find X Lamborghini edition also sports a massive 512GB of storage.

Absent from the device is a headphone jack and a fingerprint scanner. The Oppo Find X dimensions measure at 156.7x74.3x9.4mm, and it weighs about 186 grams.

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. It runs on ColorOS 5.1, which is based on Android 8.1. The segment is also growing at a strong pace in India, which is among the largest smartphone markets globally. The smartphone features a pop-up camera, which it calls stealth 3D camera. Fast charging tech like VOOC might do the trick while we wait for the holy grail of battery charging: Fast, long-distance, wireless charging. The SIM card tray is also located on the bottom of the device along with the speaker, while volume left and right buttons are located on the left side of the frame, and the power button is located on the right.

The notch on the iPhone X is home to its speaker, front-facing camera, and all the clever sensors that enable Touch ID.

  • Terrell Bush