OPPO debuts stunning near bezel-less phone with motorized pop-up cameras; coming to the U.S. [Update]

Despite the display notch originating from an Android handset, folks often cry heresy when they see it on something other than an iPhone X, shaming the device for unabashedly "copying" Apple's design. While the notch has become a staple trend as of late, OPPO appears to be taking a different route with its latest handset, which some will hopefully appreciate.

According to OPPO, the Find X is the "world's first panoramic designed phone", combining "two seamless pieces of glass with the front screen featuring a gorgeous panoramic view". Yeah, it sounds like marketing mumbo-jumbo, but just to put the things into perspective, this phone has an astonishing 93.8 percent screen-to-body ratio. For reference, the Samsung Galaxy S9+ has a screen-to-body ratio of 84.2 percent. So when it comes to what you are looking at from OPPO currently is actually quite impressive.

The front is dominated by a 6.42-inch AMOLED display, so you might be asking yourself, where is the front-facing camera? That bit of technology is hosted in a motorized portion on the phone that pops up when the camera is activated. Some of you might already be raising an eyebrow, but OPPO states that the mechanism is quite durable, tested in its labs and rated for at least 300,000 actuations. Not only will this section house the 25MP front-facing camera, but it will also host sensors for the firm's O-Face recognition system. This system will function similar to that of Apple's Face ID, using facial dot recognition to secure the handset. As such, you will not find a traditional fingerprint reader on this device.

As far as internals, the unit will be powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor, pack 8GB RAM, have 256GB of internal storage, and a 3,730mAh battery. Like most modern handsets, the Find X will have a dual camera setup on the rear, featuring 16MP and 20MP sensors. Out of the box, the phone will run Android 8.1 but will feature the firm's ColorOS 5.1. This handset does have support for global LTE bands and there are plans to have it released in the United States and potentially even through a carrier. Unfortunately, pricing is unavailable at this point but OPPO did state that it will be priced less than some of the other top-end devices currently out on the market.

Update: Unfortunately, the Find X will not be coming to the United States.

Source: OPPO

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