Here comes the OPPO Find X – the latest addition in the Find series after a few years of hiatus. Recently launched at The Louvre, Paris, the OPPO Find X is one of the more unique phones for this year – and it’s coming to Malaysia this 17th July 2018.
The new OPPO Find X packs the latest and greatest hardware – Snapdragon 845 chipset, 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of storage, and a larger-than-usual 3,700mAh battery. That’s not the main highlight here.
The OPPO Find X is nearly all-screen. Combined with a thin and sleek body that resembles Samsung flagships, the OPPO Find X will have to make some compromises – but with style. Introducing the pop-up cameras. All of the cameras – the selfie camera and the dual rear-facing cameras – are hidden in the mechanically-controlled pop-up portion of the phone at the top.
Since the cameras are hidden, the camera will have to pop out of the compartment each time the phone wants to either face unlock or take a picture. According to one report, an average American checks their phone 80 times a day – and that means the camera will have to pop up 80 times a day on average. That is excluding the amount of times the camera app is launched to take pictures with its 16MP+20MP dual rear-facing cameras and also the 25MP selfie camera that has 3D face scanning capability.
Other compromises that the OPPO Find X made is the lack of a fingerprint scanner and also the disappearance of a 3.5mm audio jack. The former is a real bummer since OPPO was advertising that they have the world’s fastest fingerprint scanner on a phone a few years ago. The latter is just… meh.
Obviously with a mechanical part like this, the OPPO Find X is not IP-rated. Furthermore, we do not know what happens if dust or sand or whatever debris got stuck inside that slot. Also, how long does the mechanical part actually last? These are some questions that only time can tell.
As of now, 17th July is the day. Stay tuned for the official pricing.