Oppo unveils unique Find X with slide-out cameras, to be released in 'North America'


And so it is official - the future of the notch-less phones, that is, and the future is pop-up, according to the world's fourth-largest manufacturers of Oppo and Vivo. After the Vivo NEX got announced with retracting selfie camera, the Oppo Find X now takes it up a notch (pun intended) and unveils a sliding mechanism that pops the whole top of the phone, revealing the dual 16 + 20 MP rear cameras, and the 25 MP selfie snapper.

Oppo is no stranger to phones with rotating cameras, so if we push durability concerns about its sliding mechanism aside, the phone itself is a beaut when it comes to design, with symmetrically curved glass body both at the front and the rear, sloping the 6.4" OLED display to the sides in a very Samsung-esque style. Furthermore, it's got the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage. A hefty 3,730mAh battery with fast charging rounds up this unique offering.
 
Moreover, Oppo says that this is its first phone that will officially arrive to carriers in North America and Europe, and has unlocked all the necessary LTE bands of the Snapdragon chipset in the process. We've probed the company about eventual US carrier availability, though, given the air of the US-Chinese relations these days, we wouldn't bet the house on any big launch stateside. The pricing is equivalent to about $700/600 EUR in China, which might go up when the Find X finds its way to the West.


source: Verge

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30 Comments

1. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

That's look neat.. (unless the mechanism stuck, and you either get permanent thick top bezels and a long phone or say goodbye to front and back camera) I think the design looks better than Nex (and better pricing too)

22. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

The biggest problem is that there is no fp scanner at all. So you rely solely on facial recognition and when you unlock your phone like 100 times a day then you know that motorised mechanism wont last long. So a fp scanner was a must here

2. Hollowmost

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

You end up with biggest notch ever when shooting or face unlocking , I will wait Samsung's solution ...

4. maherk

Posts: 7013; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Embrace technology, stop being a brainwashed blind follower! What do you think Samsung will offer to remove the bezel? It's gonna be either something similar to this, or a phone with a notch!

7. RevolutionA

Posts: 476; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Keep dreaming. Apple's gonna do that right and beautifully.

8. maherk

Posts: 7013; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

In 2022*

24. dimas

Posts: 3419; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

5. monoke

Posts: 1197; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Admire the craftsmanship and innovation, but that mechanism's gonna be overworked to death if it's used to unlock, take calls, take front and back pics each time. With the Vivo Nex at least that usage is reduced to selfies.

9. maherk

Posts: 7013; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That's one thing that crossed my mind. I wouldn't be worried if it was just gonna pop up whenever you need to take a picture, but the fact that we unlock our phones 80+ times a day, will definitely have an impact on the motors in short time after owning the device. I wish they kept the fps, that would've been the perfect solution.

27. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I think it has an on-screen button that lets you select the ability to face unlock. You could always use a swiping code instead. That's what would be good, if it had a swipe password onscreen with the button to face unlock

6. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Probably the next One Plus 6t or 7 could look like this.

10. fyah_king unregistered

I'm definitely getting this phone.:)

11. Duncdawg26

Posts: 179; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

They really should have done a fps somewhere. To make the whole top part of the phone move every single time you access your phone is a bad idea. Making the most fragile part of the phone work more often than any other part of the phone...?? Plus, I think the NEX's small square pop out works better - you can still put a case on that....

12. Sparkxster

Posts: 1245; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Beautiful! Gorgeous!! Very impressed Oppo!!! Lenovo could learn a thing or two from you. Only missing things are wireless charging, in display fps, and headphone jack but it has the 3d facial scanner with the cool automatic slide up ff camera.

25. dimas

Posts: 3419; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Lenovo will do an htc-like exit if they don't get their gears working.

13. Loveneesh

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

I had Oppo N1 (great and probably coolest phone available in my country at that time) and it's rotating camera mechanism works fine even after 1.5 to 2 years. My N1 was accidentally dropped in water and it's stops working but it's works great before that. Oppo knows these cameras mechanism well.

16. AronWunarso

Posts: 244; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Yup, they already release 2 smartphone with those rotating camera, N1 and N3. I'm pretty sure they can handle this up.

20. Poptart2828

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

I also owned the N1 and the N3. Fabulous phones that still work great

30. Loveneesh

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

I was disappointed when oppo discontinued N and Find series and started making crap selfie phones but now I think there back on track.

14. cmdacos

Posts: 4321; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Great looking device. Curious to know how the pop up holds up over time with the frequency it will be activated. Also curious to know how the edge screens and palm rejection are in comparison to Samsung.

15. nodes

Posts: 1163; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

i love the design, it's pretty different from the other boring glass/metal phones. it gives unique stylish look!

17. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

i would give it a try !

19. 36dbldz

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

and they will claim they were the 1st to do it

23. Farcaster

Posts: 166; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

The back design is a bit gaudy for my taste and the front looks.... familiar..

26. dimas

Posts: 3419; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

That color os really is ugly. Gonna slap pixel or nova launcher immediately on that ui.

29. swarai

Posts: 88; Member since: Aug 07, 2014

Not possible unless you have a Chinese phone number

28. swarai

Posts: 88; Member since: Aug 07, 2014

North America will NOT like color OS!

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