Oppo’s Find X boasts no notch and a pop-up camera
Oppo's latest premium smartphone ditches both the notch and the fingerprint reader, but it'll cost a lot more than previous Oppo flagships.
Oppo's claim for the Oppo Find X was that it would "go beyond" features found in the current crop of premium smartphones, and at its launch overnight, it showed off what it meant by that bold statement.
The Oppo Find X has a full screen display with no sign of the "notch" that so many of 2018's premium smartphones offer. Flip it around, and you won't find a rear-mounted camera either. No, it's not that Oppo has dropped the concept of a smartphone camera. Instead, the Find X hides its entire camera module, both front and rear in a pop-up module that the company claims will pop up in less than half a second for taking snaps.
The camera module is also an integral part of its security system since the Oppo Find X doesn't have a fingerprint sensor of any kind on board. Instead, like Apple's iPhone X, it relies on a facial recognition system, driven by that front pop-up camera that Oppo's somewhat amusingly calling "O-Face". Keeping with the O-branding, the Oppo Find X also features a take on the Animoji that it dubs Omoji.
That camera module is the Oppo Find X's primary point of differentiation in the premium market. It's otherwise mostly following the standard recipe for a 2018 flagship. You get a Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage to play with behind a 6.4 inch display. It's only 1080p, but the lack of a notch means that Oppo can claim an impressive screen to body ratio of 93.8%.
There's even a premium edition on the way, with Oppo announcing a Lamborghini model with a carbon fibre rear chassis. It's not clear if the Lamborghini Oppo Find X will also feature an upgrade in storage, screen resolution or feature set, but it'll cost 1,699 euros when it does go on sale. If it makes its way down under, that would equate to a hefty $2668 at current exchange rates.
Oppo Australia has indicated that the regular model of the Find X will be released locally, although it's yet to announce a timeframe or pricing. In Europe, the Oppo Find X will go on sale for 999 Euros, which equates to around $1570. That's an entirely new price sector for Oppo to target in the local market, where it has largely focused on sub-$800 handsets.
Oppo Australia hasn't announced firm pricing for the Oppo Find X in Australia, but it has noted that "the device will be priced appropriately for the Australian market and not based on the EU pricing", which hopefully means we'll see it locally a little cheaper when it does launch.
Oppo Find X Specifications
- Product Name
- Oppo Find X
- Display Size
- 6.4 inches
- 1080 x 1920
- Snapdragon 845
- Operating System
- Android 8.1
- Front camera
- Rear camera
- Dual 16/20MP
- 156.7 x 74.2 x 9.6 mm
- 999 euros