Oppo found a really creative way to kill the smartphone 'notch'

Thursday, 21 Jun, 2018

The camera will then take a look at you, recognize you (if you're the owner), then unlock for using.

The good news for the USA market is that the OPPO Find X will be the first phones from the manufacturer to be released in the United States market.

The phone's claim to fame is a 6.4-inch 1080p OLED display with a 92.26% screen-to-body ratio, making this the nearly bezel-free phone we have all been looking forward to. Oppo is calling them "Bordeaux Red" and "Glacier Blue", and saying they shimmer like a "precious gemstone".

One might expect two high-end phones from the same Chinese conglomerate to be pretty similar, but the Vivo Nex and the Oppo Find-X have multiple small differences, just like Europe. OPPO has made a statement with the Find X - they agree that big screens don't need a notch, and we're so happy about that.

Unlike, say, a Sidekick's flip-twist mechanism, though, or the slide of the venerable Nokia N95, Oppo opted to make the Find X's pop-out camera array motorized. The Chinese company revealed that to attain gradient effect, it used advanced 3D streamer layering tech.

"The obvious headline feature for the Find X is the lack of a notch in the 6.4" 1080p resolution OLED display.

As noted by CNET, the front-facing 3D face-scanner improves selfies and unlocks the phone.

You have to hand it to Oppo: In the somewhat stale world of smartphones, many of which are now very alike, it really tries hard to do something different. Oppo says its design for the Find X means the handset can boast a screen-to-body ratio of 92.25%. There's also the question of durability: You have to wonder how many times the electric motor powering the slide-out mechanism can do its thing before it breaks; for a heavy phone user like me, we're talking dozens if not hundreds of slide-outs a day.

Android phone makers have followed suit and several smartphones have launched with display notches, with more expected to come - even the Pixel 3. Oppo uses the 3D Structured Light Technology to map out the nose, eyes, and other facial features, and "personalize your selfie" as a result. At the back, it features a dual camera setup having a 20MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 16MP secondary sensor with f/2.0 aperture. Under the hood, you'll find flagship-level components for 2018, like a Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of onboard storage, and a large 3,730mAh fast-charging battery. It's a full HD+ AMOLED display with a screen aspect ratio of 19.5:9 aspect ratio and curved sides around the edges. I am a little anxious about the 300,000-slide claim, however, as this number seems quite low for a full lifetime of a smartphone as some people don't wish to upgrade every two years. To recall, Oppo was also the company that introduced Oppo N3 with a rotating camera.