China's Oppo enters Europe and U.S. phone market with £999 flagship
MANILA, Philippines - The notch design trend made popular by the iPhone X may soon be replaced by a new smartphone trend that seems to shrink bezel size more. Witness: mechanized pop-up camera sliders, as recently showcased by the Vivo NEX and now the Oppo Find X.
Oppo officially launched its new flagship, the Find X, at an event in Paris, France, on June 19. The Find X is reportedly going to be the Chinese electronic firm’s first phone to be sold in Europe and North America. This means they look to make an impression on a brand new market usually dominated by Apple and Samsung.
The Find X has a mechanized sliding tray that houses a 16 + 20MP dual-camera setup for the back and a single 25MP selfie shooter for the front.
The front-facing camera also has a 3D facial scanning system that is used to unlock the device. This means that the tray has to slide out, scan the user’s face with the camera, then slide back in every time the user wants to unlock the device.
A sliding tray eliminates the need for a notch cutout, allowing the Find X to have thin bezels and a reported 92.25% screen to body ratio. For its display, it has a 6.4” OLED panel with 1080p resolution.
Under the hood, it is powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 8GB of RAM,and 256GB of internal storage. On top of this, it has a 3,730 mAh battery, dual-SIM support, and runs on Color OS 5.1, the company’s own customized operating system from Android 8.1 Oreo.
Absent from the device is a headphone jack and a fingerprint scanner.
The Find X begins shipping in August in certain regions for the price of £999 or an estimated of P70,152.50. Local price and release details have yet to be revealed. – Rappler.com
*£1 = P70.22