Oppo Find X the next to kill Apple’s notch


However, its motorized design means that the Find X misses out on something that we've all taken for granted in today's phones: waterproofing. Instead, the top section of the phone slides up.

After Vivo Nex, Oppo is taking the full-screen experience to a new level with its latest Find X smartphone.

But hey, maybe you won't worry about that when you find out that the AI will also make your selfies better!

The front-facing camera also has a 3D facial scanning system that is used to unlock the device. It consists of a 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, OIS and f/2.0 aperture, and a 20-megapixel secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture. The Find X will arrive in North American "soon", so we'll be keeping you updated with pricing and carrier availability. It's effectively two slices of glass with metal sandwiched in-between, finished in one of two colors. Your eye shouldn't be distracted, either, but gaps or holes.

While design is the main focal point of this device, the cameras are also an area of the phone that Oppo seems to have taken a keen interest in. The company says that the sliding mechanism has been tested over 300,000 times for durability. Unlike many Android OEMs that have begun embracing the notch-style display, Oppo has pushed the envelope with a motorised slider at the top that comes out while launching the front or rear camera. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm's flagship chipset - Snapdragon 845 along with 8GB of RAM. It certainly doesn't look like stock Android, but you can run a launcher if that bothers you. Sadly Oppo hasn't found space for wireless charging, nor waterproofing, and if you're looking for a headphone jack you'll be disappointed.

Open up the camera app, and switch to the front facing camera though, and an 8MP (f/2.0) will gracefully rise from the top of the handset.

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The 3D Face recognition of O-Face has a higher level of security than fingerprint identification, it claimed. That's then analyzed to identify the user's unique facial features. Are you impressed with the smartphone?

Let's say the Oppo has been "iPhone inspired"...

... And the iPhone X's battery should last through the day.

The Chinese handset brand recently came up with its new online brand, Realme, and is adopting "India-first approach" in a bid to garner a lion's share in the country's online channel, having inked an exclusive partnership with online marketplace Amazon. The face unlock feature makes use of a whole host of apparatus including Flood Illuminator, Infrared Camera, Ranging Sensor, Receiver, Dot Projector which are housed right beside the front camera on the mechanical slider.

Oppo has also followed in the footsteps of Huawei and LG's flagships by offering AI Scene recognition for photographs which supports over 20 different scenarios, including food and pets. Oppo is also launching a limited edition of the Find X in collaboration with luxury auto maker Lamborghini. However, the speed in this case isn't about the processor, but the charging.

OPPO has also announced a special edition Automobili Lamborghini edition of the Find X. The Lamborghini edition will include tweaked design with a carbon fibre layer peering through the glass on the rear with a 3D engraved Lamborghini logo on the rear. If you're in the habit of forgetting to plug your phone in to charge overnight, that could be a big lure. After a few companies like Vivo and a lesser known Doogee started experimenting with sliding formats, it became evident that the fastest way to a bezel-free phone would be to go for the hide+slide technique... and that's what Oppo (the parent company of Oneplus) is doing with its Find X.

But before we dive in into everything the Find X has to offer, do keep in mind that we will be updating this article as more information (especially the price) becomes available - ideally during OPPO's press conference later in Paris and not before.