The OPPO Find X launch event is still hours away but The Verge has let the cat out of the bag early. So rather than wait till the official launch which is about 8 hours away…….
OPPO Find X Design
The Find series took a break after 2014 but now it is back with a new design, flagship specs, and a few tricks. The Find X has a 6.4-inch screen which is a big jump when compared to the 5.5-inch screen of the Find 7 and Find 7a, but with practically no bezels, there isn’t a huge difference in the size of both phones.
The screen of the OPPO Find X stretches to the top and therefore obliterates the bezel where the front camera, sensor, and earpiece usually reside. There is still a small slit for the earpiece above the display but OPPO has come up with a trick, albeit a familiar one, to hide the sensors and front camera.
Unlike the Vivo NEX that has a pop-out front-facing camera, the Find X itself has a large automatic sliding mechanism the width of the phone. When this part of the phone slides out, it not only reveals the front camera and 3D face scanning sensors for unlocking the phone, it also reveals the dual rear cameras and LED flash. OPPO has termed it “Stealth 3D cameras”. It is similar to what Doogee demoed with the Mix 4 prototype but with a slightly different take.
OPPO says the slide-out mechanism pops out in just 0.5 seconds. It is pretty fast according to The Verge and even if it isn’t for you, you will have to get used to it if you want to unlock your phone. That is because the Find X doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner. There is not one under the screen, on the side, or at the back. So it is either 3D Face Unlock or O-Face as OPPO calls it or pin/pattern/password.
OPPO Find X Specs
The OPPO Find X has a 6.4-inch curved 1080p OLED display with a 93.8% screen to body ratio. It is powered by the Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of built-in storage.
It has a 25MP camera for selfies with multiple 3D portrait lighting features and OPPO’s own take on the iPhone X’ emojis which it calls Omoji. There is a 16MP + 20MP dual camera combo on the rear with OIS and AI features such as scene recognition.
Launch the camera app (or any app that needs to use a camera) and the slide out mechanism brings up the cameras for you. It will also automatically retract when you exit the app. If you are wondering about how durable the sliding mechanism is, OPPO says it will last up to 5 years without any issues.
Like it is mentioned above, the OPPO Find X doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner but it has O-Face (3D face unlock) which OPPO says has a failure rate of 1/1,000,000 compared to that of a fingerprint scanner which is 1/50,000. O-Face is secure enough for payment and therefore supports Alipay.
The phone has a dual SIM slot which is at the bottom beside the USB-C port. It has global LTE support which means it will work in any country. There is no audio jack which shouldn’t be a surprise anymore. Battery capacity is 3,730mAh with OPPO’s VOOC fast charging. The Find X runs Android 8.1 Oreo with Color OS 5.1 on top. OPPO says the phone will get support for Android P beta.
OPPO Find X Automobili Lamborghini Edition
The OPPO Find X Automobili Lamborghini Edition has a textured design under the rear glass that makes it appear like carbon fiber. It also has an engraved Lamborghini logo at the bottom.
OPPO hasn’t stopped at just upping the physical appearance. The Find X Lamborghini Edition is the first OPPO phone to come with SuperVOOC fast charge. SuperVOOC fast charge has a 50W power rating (10V/5A), allowing you to charge the phone’s 3400mAh battery from zero to 100% in just 35 minutes!
The phone also comes in a special packaging with custom accessories with design inspiration from some of Lamborghini’s cars. OPPO says this is the beginning of their partnership with Lamborghini, so expect future OPPO-Lamborghini phones.
OPPO Find X Price and Availability
The OPPO Find X comes in blue and red. It will sell for €999 and will be available in August. The Find X Lamborghini Edition is black and will sell for €1699. OPPO says configuration and availability may vary from country to country. The Find X will also be available in North America.