Published: Thu, June 21, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

This iPhone X Killer Sports a Wild Motorized Camera

This iPhone X Killer Sports a Wild Motorized Camera

Oppo says that the slider activates within milliseconds to pop open the front camera, detect your face, and unlock your phone, but if that technology were to ever fail, it means going back to using swipe patterns, or worse still... never having access to your front or back camera.

The cameras are nothing to be sneezed at either with a 25MP sensor in the front and dual camera setup incorporating a 16MP and 20MP sensors on the rear.

Oppo Find X is fuelled by a 3,730mAh battery along with support for the company's VOOC fast charge technology.

There's better news regarding the Oppo Find X, as availability has been confirmed for China, India, Australia, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and North America, with a release date set for August.

As for the pricing, the Find X is quite a premium offering from Oppo and is priced at 999 euros (approx Rs 79,000). USA pricing and availability haven't been confirmed yet, nor whether Oppo has managed to secure any of those all-important carrier partnerships, but we'll presumably know more in the coming months. The moving pod also contains an illuminator, an infrared camera, a range sensor, and a dot projector that work together as inputs for the Find-X's 3D facial recognition features. The company is calling it 3D Omoji, and it lets you choose a amusing image or create a personal cartoon image to mimic your facial expression in real time. To achieve the extra screen real estate, Apple resorted to a display notch with its iPhone X, to house the front cameras and sensors without extending the top bezel.

The Oppo Find X doesn't have a fingerprint scanner, so it relies on a 3D facial scanning feature for authentication. That's changing with the flashy new Oppo Find X. This phone (apparently named after a math problem) will be the first Oppo phone to launch internationally since the ill-fated N1. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 takes center stage, with the chipset paired with 8 GB of RAM and a healthy 256 GB of storage.

The highlight here though is the Find X's 93.8% screen-to-body ratio, reducing the size of the remaining bezel at the bottom of the display even more. With all the glass and motorized components on the Oppo Find X, the fear of breaking the phone amplifies substantially. There is no headphone jack however. Mechanical engineers will doubtless fear failure of the pod's moving parts, but Oppo says it tested them to last 300,000 movement cycles. The Find X, however, has taken Vivo's USP to another level. It runs Android 8.1 with Oppo's Color OS skin. As the name suggests, this variant has been made in collaboration with Lamborghini and also sports its logo on the rear panel. Oppo is calling them "Bordeaux Red" and "Glacier Blue", and saying they shimmer like a "precious gemstone". The front camera can also be used for the 3D emoji feature for livening up your chats. Coming to the pricing, the OPO Find X with 256GB storage and VOOC flash charge technology is priced at Euro 999 (approx $1156 / Rs 79,000). It's also not the slide-up motorized camera system either, since that's just plain silly. It comes with VOOC fast charging.

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