Oppo may not be a household name in the United States, but the Oppo Find X could well be the smartphone to change that. While it comes with all the specs you’d hope for in a 2018 flagship phone, there are some interesting features in the Chinese manufacturers newest phone that may catch you by surprise — and are certainly worth taking a second look. Here’s everything you need to know about the Oppo Find X.
At first glance, the Find X looks very 2018. It’s all glass and metal, with smooth curves. You’d be forgiven for mistaking it for the Samsung Galaxy S9, and the way the screen curves around the body is certainly reminiscent of Samsung’s flagship. But there’s one important difference that stands out: The incredibly high screen-to-body ratio.
Oppo has managed to shrink down bezels around the screen to the point where there’s barely any bezel around the top and sides of the phone, and only a tiny chin at the bottom. Mathematically, it’s 92.25 percent screen, an incredible piece of engineering. For context, the iPhone X is only 82.9 percent screen, and could only accomplish that with the divisive notch at the top. The Find X has no notch, and the 6.4-inch OLED display dominates the front of the phone in a way we’ve rarely seen before.
But where’s the front-facing camera? Here’s where the real trickery lies — open the camera app and the front-facing camera appears, the top section rising out of the phone’s chassis on a motor. Close the camera app and it disappears back into the phone again. Oppo claims that this process only takes 0.5 of a second to complete, and if that’s the case, it’s no longer than most camera apps already take to start.
The front-facing camera itself is a 25-megapixel monster, and it’s joined by a 3D face-scanning array too. It’s not just the front-facing camera hidden here too — the rear camera suite is contained in the rising compartment too, and you’ll find a 20-megapixel and 16-megapixel lens here. However, there’s no fingerprint scanner — all biometric options are contained within the front-facing 3D face scanner.
With all that excitement out of the way, you might expect Oppo to have played it safe with the specs. Thankfully, that’s not the case, and Oppo has packed a whole load of numbers into the Find X.
The inclusion of the Snapdragon 845 isn’t surprising, but it is welcome. It’s one of the most powerful mobile processors in the world, setting great benchmarks and providing amazing performance — and it means we expect great things from the Oppo Find X. Backing that up is 8GB of RAM, which should make sure the phone is able to multitask extremely well.
There’s plenty of space for media too, with up to 256GB of storage. The battery is enormous — a 3,700mAh behemoth that comes with Oppo’s VOOC fast charging. The one disappointment may be the comparatively low 1080p resolution — with the display being so large, it’s likely the display will not be as sharp as competitors with 4K resolutions.
This phone is particularly important because it’s going to be the first Oppo phone to be available fully in North America and Europe. While details aren’t yet available about pricing and carrier availability, we expect that information will be made available in the coming weeks. The Find X will be available for pre-order in China today, June 19, and while pricing isn’t available, it’s expected the Oppo Find X will cost less than other comparatively priced phones.
Updated on June 19: Following the reveal of the Oppo Find X, we’ve updated this article with everything you need to know.