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Oppo Find X is official without a notch, has pop-up cameras instead

by Justin Herrick | June 19, 2018June 19, 2018 9:00 am PST

The Find X doesn’t have a notch. Oppo didn’t include a large forehead or chin, either. Rather than following an industry trend that’s debated so often, the BBK Electronics-owned brand gave its latest flagship the ability to hide its cameras. The result is a screen-to-body ratio of 92.25% for an all-screen look we have yet to see become common.

Oppo is reviving the Find series after some years of dormancy, but it’s back with a bang. The Find X is definitely a beast. Yet the Find X fits so cozy in one hand despite its 6.4-inch OLED display, according to The Verge.

To top it all off, Oppo will introduce itself to new markets for the first time with the Find X.

You won’t see the cameras unless they’re needed because a pop-up mechanism exposes them between the front and back panels. Along with a 25MP lens, the front-facing camera features 3D facial recognition. The other side of that has the dual-camera setup with 20MP and 16MP lenses.

The Find X is missing a fingerprint scanner, so Oppo seems interested in going all-in on facial recognition like Apple.

Vivo, which is also owned by the same parent company, did something very similar and blew us away with the NEX. Both flagships present nothing but the display up front for an immersive presentation. It also helps keep the overall size down.

The pop-up mechanism should launch in less than a second, but it’s important to note the Find X isn’t water-resistant because of this alternative to a notch. We’re also skeptical about how durable the component will be over time.

Oppo’s Find X also has a Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of storage, a 3730mAh battery with fast-charging technology, and Android 8.1 Oreo with Color OS. The Find X lives the dual-SIM life as well.

If you’re in China, the Find X is already available. Oppo will bring it to North America and Europe, too. Those two regions have never seen Oppo’s products before, and it’ll definitely work in the United States as global LTE compatibility has been confirmed.

Oppo, however, did not actually say if its flagship will be sold in the U.S., let alone by any carriers. It’s unlikely one of the major U.S. carriers steps forward, though the brand could still sell the Find X through select retailers. But the most likely scenario is that, if you’re in the U.S., you’ll need to import the Find X.

The Verge

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