Oppo Find X is the BBK-owned Chinese manufacturer's latest flagship smartphone in India. Marking the revival of the Oppo Find smartphone series, the latest flagship from Oppo boasts of a motorised slider that contains the phone's cameras, helping reduce the size of the display bezels. The design decision makes it one of the first smartphones in the world to achieve this feat. Apart from that, the handset's key highlights include O-Face Recognition technology, a Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8GB of RAM, and a premium all-glass design. Oppo's Find X will be available from and the company has revealed its price details for India as well. It was initially announced in June 2018.
Oppo Find X price in India has been set at Rs. 59,990 for the 8GB of RAM and 256GB inbuilt storage variant. Notably, the company has included the 3730mAh battery with VOOC fast charging on the India variant, and not the 3400mAh battery with Super VOOC Flash Charge seen in the 256GB storage China variant that's also known as the Super Flash variant. The phone will be available in Bordeaux Red and Ice Blue colour variants, with pre-orders starting from July 25, with sales beginning from August 3. A Rs. 3,000 Flipkart voucher will be given to those who pre-order it on Flipkart. It will become available via offline channels soon after. The Oppo Find X Automobili Lamborghini Edition was also shown off at the event, but no details about its pricing or availability in the country were revealed.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Oppo Find X runs ColorOS 5.1 based on top of Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. It features a 6.42-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) AMOLED panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, screen-to-body ratio of 93.8 percent, brightness of 430 nits, and pixel density of 401ppi. The handset is powered by the flagship 64-bit, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, which comes paired with an Adreno 630 GPU and 8GB of RAM.
The Oppo Find X bears a dual camera setup on the back. The secondary camera has a 20-megapixel sensor and the primary camera has a 16-megapixel sensor, both with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash. On the front, this smartphone gets a 25-megapixel selfie 'AI 3D' camera with the same f/2.0 aperture. Both the front and back modules are hidden under the motorised slider that opens and closes whenever the camera app is triggered. There is 256GB of storage on the India variant, not expandable via microSD card. As we mentioned, the India variant has a 3730mAh battery with VOOC fast charging, said to deliver 2 hours of talk time with 5 minutes of charging.
Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0 LE, GPS, and USB Type-C. Dimensions of the phone are 156.7x74.2x9.6mm. Weight of the Oppo Find X is about 186 grams.
Oppo Find X features
The main highlight of the Oppo Find X is its motorised slider that hides the phone's cameras, much like the Vivo Nex. However, the major difference here is that the Oppo Find X hides both the selfie camera and the rear camera setup, while the Vivo Nex hides only the former. Apart from that, Oppo has also introduced a new O-Face Recognition technology that uses 3D structured light and 15,000 dot projection for facial scanning, and is claimed to be 20 times safer than fingerprint recognition. There's no fingerprint sensor on board, so this is the only biometric option users have to unlock the smartphone. Lastly, the smartphone comes with animated 3D emojis called 3D Omoji, which let you choose or create images and mimic your facial expressions in real time - however, this feature appears not to have been brought to India.
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