Oppo may hit the ground running when it comes to the US

Oppo Find X the next to kill Apple’s notch

OPPO’s Find X brings an all-screen front and pop-up cameras, coming to India on July 12th

Utilising a motorised camera array, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has managed to bless the Oppo Find X with a 93.8 percent uninterrupted screen-to-body ratio that wraps around the edges. Instead, the Find X uses 3D facial scanning (similar in concept to the iPhone X's Face ID system) that is mounted next to the selfie camera.

The pod-mounted rear-facing camera setup has two sensors, one a 16-MP unit with an f/2.0 lens and and the other a 20-MP snapper with an f/2.2 lens. To talk about some of the highlight specs, the Oppo Find X is powered Snapdragon 845 processor coupled with 8GB of RAM and packs 256GB of storage.

Oppo's Find X will hit the shelves in August in select markets. There's no built-in fingerprint scanner in the display or at the back of the phone, and it relies entirely on it's front camera for security, and since the front camera only reveals when it is activated, OPPO claims that it could open the camera in just 0.5 seconds, which is actually quite fast.

For what OPPO wants the Find X to be, which is the most immersive smartphone on the market, the Full HD screen its flawless.

When activated, the camera on the Oppo Find X pops-up and recognises the face and unlocks the device.

Oppo is also launching their version of Apple's Animoji, with the OPPO Omoji. That's because all three of the Find X's cameras are hidden in a pop-up slider that appears when a camera is needed and then disappears when it is not.

Now, typically this is the point of the story where I explain that the Find X is the latest in a long line of exciting Chinese phones those of us in the states won't be able to buy.

As mentioned above the Oppo Find X will come with a 6.4-inch display, using an OLED panel and coming with a Full HD resolution. There is no headphone jack however. There's also the question of durability: You have to wonder how many times the electric motor powering the slide-out mechanism can do its thing before it breaks; for a heavy phone user like me, we're talking dozens if not hundreds of slide-outs a day.

On the software, the new Oppo smartphone runs proprietary ColorOS 5.1 based Android 8.1 Oreo. That's about one third of the time the standard Oppo Find X takes to charge completely. It is bundled with 3D sensors that support FaceUnlock just like the iPhone X. Both cameras are also supported with AI features. The device has two gradient color combinations - Bordeaux Red and Glacier Blue.

OPPO hasn't shared any details on worldwide availability beyond advising it will be going on-sale in the US. It also carries Huawei-inspired AI-enhanced object and scene detection feature that tweaks camera settings automatically.

There's also a 3,730 mAh battery, complete with fast charging.

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