Oppo's notch-defying, bezel-free smartphone is about to arrive in Australia. Here's everything you need to know about the local launch, including specs, pricing and availability.
The Oppo Find X is an Android phone with a difference - a truly bezel-free design. This is made possible by a 25-megapixel "stealth camera" that pops out of the chassis' rear, negating the need for an ugly notched display.
Oppo Find X specifications
Here are the chief specifications:
Oppo Find X
|Operating System||ColorOS 5.1 (based on Android 8.1)|
|Display||6.4-inch 1080x2340 Capacitive Touchscreen (401ppi)|
|Camera||16MP + 20MP. Front Sensor: 25MP. Aperture Rear: f/2.0 + f/2.0. Aperture Front: f/2.0. Video Mode: 720p/1080p/4K @ 30FPS. Image Stabilizer: Optical. Effects: Normal/HDR/Panorama/Beautify/Slow Mo /SuperZoom|
|Processor||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (2.8GHz)|
|Sim Card||Dual SIM|
|Battery||3645/3730mAh Li-Polymer Battery (Min/Typ)|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, USB C|
|Sensors||GPS/ aGPS/ E-compass/ Beidou/ G-sensor/ Gyro-meter/ Light and Proximity Sensor|
As you can see, it has some pretty beefy specs beneath the hood including 8GB of RAM, an Octa-core processor and a 25-megapixel front camera.
It also comes with a 3D facial scanner that supports mobile payments through Alibaba's Alipay, VOOC fast charging and advanced camera software fuelled by artificial intelligence (AI). According to Oppo, this will make faces look more natural and realistic in photos.
Oppo Find X Australian availility
The Oppo Find X be available in Australia from 16 August. Currently, it is being offered exclusively through JB Hi-Fi, although you should be able to snap it up from various online sellers if you're willing to hunt around.
Oppo Find X Australian pricing
The Oppo Find X will retail for $1099 in Australia. That's pretty pricey for an Oppo phone, but remains reasonable when compared to other flagship Androids. (The Samsung Galaxy Note 9, for example, starts at $1499.)
Look out for a review of the device on Lifehacker in the days ahead!
When Essential debuted the first-ever notched display on the PH-1, it was a bold, divisive statement about smartphone design. Then Apple put one on the iPhone X and while some people still didn't get it, the sentiment around the notch shifted from confusion to curious appreciation.
But now, after going to Mobile World Congress and seeing pretty much every other smartphone maker adopt the notch, the feature has almost entirely lost its cool.