Oppo Find X is all set to be launched in India today, at an event in New Delhi. To recall, the flagship smartphone was globally unveiled at a Paris event last month, and the Oppo Find X boasted of a novel motorised camera slider mechanism that houses both the front and rear cameras. The aim behind the design decision was to minimise bezels on the display, a trend that has seen choices like the display notch, a front camera on the bottom panel, and even a pop-up front camera. Other highlights of the Oppo Find X include 3D facial recognition, AI-based camera features like a front portrait mode, the top-end Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of inbuilt storage, an all-glass body, as well as fast charging. The launch will be live streamed from 1pm IST, and you can catch the live stream below.
At its launch in Paris, the Oppo Find X price was set at EUR 999 (roughly Rs. 79,000) for its 8GB RAM, 256GB storage variant, known as the Super Flash edition in China, with availability in August. In China, the 8GB RAM, 128GB storage variant was priced at CNY 4,999 (roughly Rs. 51,400). We can expect a similar price point for the smartphone in India, and a release date towards the end of July seems probable, if not in August itself. Oppo is not expected to bring the Oppo Find X Automobili Lamborghini Edition to India, with its limited availability, exorbitant price tag, and almost exotic specifications like 512GB of inbuilt storage and Super VOOC Flash Charge that takes just 35 minutes to fully charge the battery onboard.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Oppo Find X runs ColorOS 5.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo, and sports a 6.42-inch (1080x2340 pixels) full-HD+ AMOLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 93.8 percent screen-to-body ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 845 SoC with Adreno 630 GPU and 8GB of RAM. It comes with up to 256GB storage, not expandable via microSD card.
As we mentioned, the Oppo Find X sports a motorised camera slider that contains both the front and rear cameras, and rises when needed, including to unlock the smartphone using 3D facial recognition. The company calls its facial scanning tech O-Face Recognition, and like the iPhone X it uses and IR sensor and 15,000 dot projection to better analyse and recognise a face.
The Oppo Find X's rear dual camera setup features a 16-megapixel primary sensor camera with LED flash, OIS and f/2.0 aperture, and a 20-megapixel secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture. It sports a 25-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture. The smartphone packs a 3730mAh battery with VOOC fast charging. The Super Flash variant in China bears a 3400mAh battery that features Super VOOC Flash Charge, which completely charges the smartphone in 25 minutes. Connectivity options include USB-Type C port, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5 LE, and GPS. The Oppo Find X dimensions measure at 156.7x74.3x9.4mm, and it weighs about 186 grams.
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