Oppo Find X Ditches Display Notch With Motorized Pop-Up Camera System
Chinese firm Oppo is taking steps to make sure that we don’t have to look at unsightly notches at the top of smartphones for much longer and also reviving the Find series of smartphones simultaneously with the Find X, a phone that the folks over at The Verge were able to get their hands on ahead of an official launch.
The phone’s claim to fame is a 6.4-inch 1080p OLED display with a 92.26% screen-to-body ratio, making this the almost bezel-free phone we have all been looking forward to.
That lack of bezels is made possible thanks to the lack of any cameras on the device. 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. Those cameras consist of 16MP + 20MP rear cameras and the 25MP front camera, all of which are hidden from view until needed.
That front-facing camera will be needed each and every time you want to unlock the device, too. There is no fingerprint scanner anywhere on the Find X which means users will rely on the device’s facial recognition system in order for authentication.
Thankfully that mechanism is a quick one, with Oppo saying that the cameras will pop up in just 0.5 seconds. It’s not immediate, but it’s not slow by any stretch of the imagination.
Underneath that large screen there are the usual bits and pieces – a Snapdragon 845 SoC married with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Global LTE bands are also in use and anyone in need of a dual-SIM setup will be pleased to know that this is available at the bottom of the device, too.
Software-wise, users will be treated to Android 8.1 Oreo running Oppo’s own Color OS when it is released in North America and Europe, and will cost around £999 ($1,300). Chinese buyers can order as of today.