Following the trend started from Apple many companies launched their flagships with notch his year and many more are to come, but the notch is getting a mixed response from the people but overall it is the best the way we can utilize the display space. But Oppo already got one step ahead and got rid of the notch but not in the traditional 18:9 ratio way but the way we imagine the screen actually.
The company is calling the phone ‘Find X’, everything about the phone is normally what you would expect from a flagship SD 845, 256 GB storage, 8 GB ram, dual cameras, and all other stuff. but what’s important and so unique about the phone is it’s displayed there’s no notch here but there is no bezel also.
Like rest of the flagships this year the Oppo Find X comes covered with gorilla glass 5 on both front and back with a metal frame wrapped around and the screen looks stunningly beautiful as there is no single hole on the screen or the back of the phone.
The specs include what you would expect from a flagship device the phone looks nice and very premium on hand also the phone has all the features that you would expect from a flagship smartphone but the extraordinary feature is the cameras in front and back. Oppo has made the phone all screen and that puts the question that where to put the front camera, proximity sensor and other things go?
Don’t sweat these things are there and they will pop up from the top of the phone and they are mechanical which brings up the next question that how this will do in the photo in the long run? The phone features moving mechanical sliders, long term durability becomes a legitimate issue as there are a lot of moving parts involved in the camera module.
Now as the module is mechanical I doubt that this would affect the speed to launch the camera but some first encounters show that the launch speed is just as good as of the flagships like iPhone X and Samsung S9+. Considering that Oppo went for the entire upper part to move up, I think they really nailed it here, right now I can’t comment on the image quality of the cameras but considering Oppo’s reputation in this segment I think the camera is going to be on par with the current flagships.
The biometric security includes 3D facial recognition system like iPhone X and Oppo decided to skip the fingerprint scanner here entirely and the sensors are housed in the slider module itself. For those who think to mess with the module, Oppo has already taken safety measures by putting in a spring mechanism which will close the module when forced down to prevent critical damages to the internals.
The thing I am cautious about is how the day to day uses will affect the module as there are chances of dust or other tiny particles getting inside the module which may cause failure to use the camera. Oppo claims it is designed to withstand up to 5 years the with use of 150 times per day.
For now, India is the only global market where the device is confirmed to go on sale. The Find X will be up for grabs from the first week of August for ₹59,990 ($875). The device is supposed to launch with special Lamborghini edition and will be launched in two colors. Considering the Indian market the phone might be tough to sell for the company as the price is high and the features are a bit experimental.
What do you think about the Oppo Find X, Innovative step or Dull design improvement? Let me know in the comments below.