Oppo Find X: Australian Price, Specs And Availability

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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)
Body 156.7x74.2x9.6mm, 186g
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)
Memory 8GB, 128GB
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!

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Comments

    I have an earlier model Oppo phone and I appreciate its hardware. At the time of its purchase - a year ago - it also was value for money compared to the better known 'Android' phones.

    The let down with the phone is in its 'ColorOS' operating system; it is restrictive.

    I have not been able to change the default dialler or sms apps that come with the phone - which are bother basic and old - and other apps I have had for a long time and used on other 'Android' type phones don't work fully.

    These are both personal and business types apps and come from reputable suppliers and they have subscriptions that need top be paid annually.

    I have had many discussions with Oppo representatives about this and summarising the result, they won't make changes because it would affect the security and efficiency of the phone.

    Because I have invested in the phone I have stuck with it and I have come up with changes to my routines to make the best of my relationship with it but I still don't believe I should have to do this.

    Every time I see the 'ColorOS' as an operating system I have to pause and really consider what it will cost me in convenience.

    I do appreciate the quality of the hardware though.

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