Chinese manufacturer OPPO debuted its near bezel-less Find X smartphone in June, turning heads owing to the motorized pop-up camera system in the device that allows for a stunning 93.8 percent screen-to-body ratio. A teardown of the smartphone also provided a glimpse into the internals of its unique construction. The company held a launch event in Paris and announced that the futuristic looking phone will be available in Europe starting August of this year.
Today, a tweet from the OPPO Mobile India Twitter account revealed that the device is set to launch in the country on the 12th of July. The tweet also includes that the event will be live streamed and that viewers stay tuned for more. This comes on the heels of Vivo’s announcement that the company will be bringing its NEX handsets to more regions in July, including to India. For those that are not in the know, OPPO, Vivo and OnePlus are owned by the same parent company, BBK Electronics Corporation and largely share manufacturing spaces.
Though the phone is priced at a premium of €999 in Europe (approx. $1,173 or ₹80,595), nothing in the way of pricing or availability is clear for the Indian market yet. If priced similarly in India, the smartphone will retail close to the likes of the 64GB variant of the iPhone X, priced at approximately ₹86,440 (€1,071 or $1,258). However, the asking price is expected to be high due to the high-end nature of the device and its unique engineering aspect.
To recap, the phone packs powerful internals such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor coupled with 8GB RAM and 256GB of on-board storage. The device houses a fairly large 3,730mAh battery, lending power to the internals and an equally large 6.42-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels.
In way of the cameras that are hidden away, the rear houses a dual camera set-up, featuring 16MP and 20MP shooters. The front-shooter is a 25MP unit, sharing space with the firm's O-Face recognition system. This system functions similar to that of Apple’s Face ID, using an array of sensors such as an infrared camera, dot projector and flood illuminator. The device runs the company’s ColorOS 5.1 that is based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
Unfortunately, the Find X will not be coming to the United States.