After consistently launching mid-range and high-end phones for the past three years, Oppo has finally introduced the Find X flagship phone through a launch event in Paris, France. It is a smartphone that is packed with plenty of innovative features like dual edge curved screen with very high screen-to-body ratio, 3D facial recognition and slide-out cameras. Apart from the home country of China, the Find X will be also available in select European markets, North America and India.
Design and Display
The Oppo Find X that measures 156.7 x 74 x 9.6mm features a shiny metallic rear with curved edges. The handset weighs 186 grams. It can be availed in colors such as Bordeaux Red and Glacier Blue.
There is no fingerprint scanner on the phone as it solely relies on 3D facial scanning for unlocking. It is fitted with a bezel-less display and a thin-sized chin. Neither the front camera nor the dual camera setup on the rear are visible since it features a motorized slider for the camera sensors which rises and retracts automatically when the camera app is accessed or closed. When a user swipes up on the screen to unlock the phone, the motorized slider rises for 3D facial recognition. The Find X also lacks a 3.5mm audio jack.
The Find X smartphone is fitted with a 6.42-inch Super AMOLED display that supports Full HD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels along with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Oppo claims that the dual edge curved display of the Find X offers a screen-to-body ratio of 93.8 percent. The screen is well-protected with a layer of Gorilla Glass 5.
3D Facial Recognition
The Chinese manufacturer claims that the motorized slider can slide up in just 0.5 seconds to scan the face of the user in 3D. The company says that sliding mechanism will function without encountering any issue for up to 5 years. The 3D facial scanning feature of the Find X is called O-Face.
According to OPPO, the 3D structured light technology has been never employed on an Android phone before. It comprises of sensors like flood illuminator, infrared camera, ranging sensor, receiver, dot projector and front camera. O-Face relies on AI to intelligently analyze and identify the user by projecting 15,000 dots on the face of the user. The infrared camera helps in carry out 3D face scanning in the dark.
As far as the accuracy of O-Face is concerned, the Chinese manufacturer claims that it has a failure rate of 1:1,000,000. In comparison, a conventional fingerprint scanner has a failure rate of 1:50,000. Hence, the reliable O-Face can be also used for authenticating transactions through AliPay.
The Oppo Find X is powered by Snapdragon 845 chipset and 8 GB of RAM. It has an inbuilt storage of 256 GB. It also includes a microSD card slot for additional storage. The handset is packed with a 3,730mAh battery to keep the lights on. The Find X is enabled with support for 5V/4A Super VOOC fast charging.
The Find X is fitted with a front-facing camera of 25-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture that offers multiple 3D portrait lighting features. The backside of the phone features a dual camera setup that includes an OIS-enabled 16-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture and a 20-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The dual cameras are equipped with features like AI scene recognition, AI portraits and dual-tone LED flash.
The Oppo Find X runs on ColorOS 5.1 based Android 8.1 Oreo. The company has confirmed that the handset will soon receive Android P beta soon. The smartphone also features animated 3D emojis that can mimic the facial expressions and voice of the user in real-time. This feature is dubbed as 3D Omoji. It is equipped with connectivity features such as dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE (global networks), Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, USB-C and GPS.
Oppo Find X Automobili Lamborghini Edition
The Oppo Find X Automobili Lamborghini Edition is the special version of the Find X phone. It boasts a more premium appeal as it features a carbon fiber rear. A Lamborghini logo is also present on the backside of the phone.
It is the first phone from the company to arrive with Super VOOC fast charging (10V/5A) feature that completely charge its 3,400mAh battery from scratch to full in just 35 minutes. In comparison, usual fast chargers can charge to 50 percent battery capacity in that amount of time. Another feature that sets it apart from the regular Find X smartphone is that it features a massive internal storage of 512 GB.
The rest of the specs of the Automobili Lamborghini Edition is same as the regular Find X model. The smartphone comes with a special packaging that includes Lamborghini design-based custom accessories. At the launch of the Find X, Oppo hinted that it will continue to launch special Lamborghini design smartphones.
Pricing and Availability
The Find X will be available with a price tag of 999 euros (~Rs. 78,800) from August. The premium Lamborghini edition carries a pricing of 1,699 euros (~Rs. 1,34,000). The handset will be available in markets such as France, Italy, Netherlands and Spain.
As mentioned above, the smartphone is coming to North America, but there is no confirmation on the pricing and availability. Oppo will be holding an exclusive launch event for the Find X smartphone in India on July 12.
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