You won't believe where the cameras are on OPPO's new flagship

Posted June 20, 2018

It's similar to what Vivo has done with its Nex phone but in Oppo's case, it's not just a tiny pop-up module for housing just the front camera. The company announced it will release a special Find X Automobili Lamborghini Edition of the phone, which will use Oppo's SuperVOOC fast battery charging technology.

The Oppo Find X comes with a great deal of power under the hood, with the flagship Snapdragon 845 chipset sitting alongside 8GB of RAM. OPPO claims it has a screen-to-body ratio of 93.8 percent, and this effectively allows the phone to carry a 6.4-inch panel while remaining compact enough to operate one-handed. Some slight variations in price are also possible.

The OPPO Find X will be available in France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands from August.

Flagship smartphones are incredibly thin these days and to have a sliding component that houses both front and rear cameras is rather impressive. The Chinese company has planned an event at the Louvre in Paris on 19 June, where the flagship phone will be showcased for the first time.

Things really take a turn for the unusual when you turn the display on or fire up any of the cameras on the OPPO Find X - cameras, it bears noting, that remain hidden from sight until they're needed. The phone is likely to launch in two colour options - Bordeaux Red and Glacier Blue. Once the phone is powered up, the motorised cameras pop up, scan your face and you're away.

There's also AI scene recognition which can identify 21 different scenarios, automatically adjusting the camera settings, giving you better photos.

Moving onto the other aspects, the Find X will likely sport the same sliding front-facing camera as seen on the Vivo Nex, but nothing is confirmed by Oppo as of now.

We're still not sold on the need for that much RAM inside a phone, but what it does mean is Android 8.1 Oreo runs smoothly on screen, although it has been coated in Oppo's Color OS 5.1 interface.

The OPPO Find X will retail for €999 when it hits the shelves in Europe. The smartphone is expected to be backed by a 3645mAh battery with support for VOOC fast charging. Also, the official Oppo India Twitter account has been teasing the launch in the country as well from past few days. But at least Oppo did not promise us a bezelless smartphone. The 256GB storage model is expected to arrive in Europe for €999 (around P61,700 in Philippine pesos or $1,158 in US dollars) sometime in August. The Find X is going on sale in China from today, and should make its way to other Asian markets shortly.