The unique Oppo Find X won't be coming to the US after all

The unique Oppo Find X won't be coming to the US after all
Following the unveiling of the Oppo Find X in Paris last week, the smartphone’s availability in the US was seemingly confirmed by The Verge in its official coverage, despite Oppo itself failing to mention the detail. Today, however, when speaking to Sascha Segan of PCMag, the Chinese company has now confirmed that there are in fact no plans to bring the new flagship to the US, with its current focus instead being Europe.

Following its recent launch in France, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain, Oppo plans on using its unique premium device to promote itself throughout the continent in a bid to build up a solid reputation akin to Apple and Samsung, something that is reflected in the pricing of its flagship – the Oppo Find X will cost €999 when it goes on sales in the markets this August. For that price, the smartphone brings a unique sliding mechanism to the table that pops out the top portion of the phone to reveal dual rear cameras and a 25-megapixel selfie snapper. Additionally, below the mechanism is a 6.4" OLED display that boasts a pretty high screen-to-body ratio. Also, when it comes to the internal specs, the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor is featured along with 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage.

Presently, Oppo seems to have focused its plans on building up a reputation in various European countries. Eventually, however, as its popularity grows, the company is expected to begin tackling the likes of Samsung and Huawei by introducing a variety of lower-cost models that are capable of shipping a higher number of units. This will not be an easy task, though, as, in addition to the previously-mentioned companies, Oppo is expected to face tough competition from Xiaomi which is showing impressive growth in Europe as of lately. In fact, despite only officially entering the Spanish smartphone market back in November, the company was already the fourth largest vendor by May 2018, with a market share of 7.1%.

source: Sascha Segan

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Find X
  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 25 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3730 mAh

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11 Comments

1. fyah_king unregistered

Booooo!! No money for you.

10. TheOracle1

Posts: 2027; Member since: May 04, 2015

Plenty of money outside the US market but it's a pity. Apple can now introduce all the tech on this and the Vivo Nex as their own latest "innovations" to the US market. Then they'll turn around and sue BBK for infringement.

2. burkett375

Posts: 48; Member since: Dec 19, 2017

I'm sure they're afraid... à la ZTE and Huawei...

7. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

I feel that there is more to that. Maybe they can't/won't meet the "standards" in order to sell them in North America. Maybe too many things are being asked of them by the carriers and/or the FCC. There is a reason that Samsung decided to ship their phones with a Qualcomm SoCs instead of their own for the North American market, and I can guarantee that the decision is not their own. Qualcomm is a US chip maker, and it grants access to user data to the US (and Canadian) government, while the others don't, or not as easily/directly. Basically, it seems that the North American mobile market is like the Apple walled garden; fully controlled and very demanding. There is a reason that we're the most restricted for choice. Whether that's a good thing or not, I'll let you guys decide.

3. warrenellis93

Posts: 538; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

i couldnt afford it anyway so there......

4. Novage

Posts: 51; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

Damn US is not a great market For mobile, no Oppo, no Huawei..

5. rouyal

Posts: 1567; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Not a great market for Chinese phablets

6. Poptart2828

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Not a big deal. Phone will have AT&T/T mobile lte bands Regardless like every other oppo phone released.

9. dimas

Posts: 3286; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I want an oppo find x active in the U.S. Those retracting cameras need more jamming protection if you ask me.

11. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

sh!t i want this futuristic phone !...

12. maddy996

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I guarantee it's really hard to enter in the US market for not only Chinese even other country's manufacturers too. The U.S wants control over everything whether it's user data, service controls etc. And yes China is the only country in the world from which the U.S is afraid of...

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