Oppo has finally sent out official invites for a launch event on July 12 in India, and it is expected to launch the Oppo Find X smartphone at the event.
The big highlight of the Oppo Find X is its motorised slider camera that slides in and out of the smartphone frame to reveal the front and back cameras. Other key highlights of the Oppo Find X smartphone include a Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8GB of RAM, and 3D facial scanning hardware.
The pricing and availability of the Oppo Find X in India will be revealed at the event. To recall, the smartphone was launched last month at a Paris event, where Oppo announced that the Find X will be priced at €999 (approx. ₹79,000) and will be made available in August. A limited Oppo Find X Automobili Lamborghini Edition was also launched at the event, and it has 512GB storage, carbon fibre back, and Super VOOC Fast Charging technology. This version is priced at €1,699 (approx. ₹1,34,400). It is uncertain whether both the variants will make it to the country, or only the base variant.
The Oppo Find X comes in two colour variants – Bordeaux Red and Glacier Blue. The smartphone has a bezel-less display with a small chin, and 3D facial scanning hardware as the chief method of unlocking the smartphone, as there is no fingerprint scanner onboard.
Oppo Find X smartphone has a nice shiny metallic finish but features an all-glass body with curved edges. It has no camera sensors up front or at the back. Instead, there is a motorised slider that opens and closes automatically whenever you open or close the camera app. Once you turn the phone on and swipe on the lock screen, the motorised slider comes up to scan your face. As mentioned, the motorised slider is claimed to have been tested over 300,000 times for durability. The slider consists of a dual camera setup at the rear end, and a single selfie camera. The front is all display, with a slight Galaxy S9-ish curve around the side edges.
The latest Oppo offering runs on ColorOS 5.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and supports Dual-SIM slots (Nano+Nano). It comes with a 6.42″ 2340 x 1080 FHD+ AMOLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 93.8% screen-to-body ratio, 401 PPI and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC (4 x 2.8GHz Kryo 385 Gold + 4 x 1.7GHz Kryo 385 Silver CPU with 710MHz Adreno 630 GPU) and 8GB of 1866MHz LPDDR4X RAM. There’s 256GB inbuilt UFS 2.1 storage offered on the phone as well, with no storage expansion via microSD card.
Coming to optics, the Oppo Find X sports a camera slider that has a dual camera setup at the back. It consists of a 16MP DCAF rear camera with Dual-Tone LED flash, 1.22µm pixels, OIS and ƒ/2.0 aperture, and a 20MP secondary camera with 1.0µm pixels, ƒ/2.2 aperture. Features like AI portraits and AI Scene Recognition technology are integrated. Up front, there is a 25MP sensor with ƒ/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calling. The AI-enhanced 3D Camera is equipped with a 3D lighting techniques and filters for artistic portraits.
The smartphone packs a 3730 mAh battery with a regular 20W (4A/5V) VOOC fast charger where the Automobili Lamborghini Edition packs a slightly smaller 3400 mAh battery with an impressive 50W (5A/10V) Super VOOC fast charger that can charge the phone from dead 0 to full 100% in 35 minutes. Connectivity options include USB-Type C port, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS, and NFC. The Oppo Find X dimensions measure at 156.7 x 74.3 x 9.4 mm, and it weighs about 186 grams.
Update: Oppo Find X price in India has been set at ₹59,990 (Approx. $875) for the 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage variant, which is almost ₹20,000 cheaper than the European pricing. The phone will be available in Bordeaux Red and Ice Blue colour variants, with pre-orders starting from July 25, with sales beginning online from August 3 via Flipkart. It will become available via offline channels soon after. The Oppo Find X Automobili Lamborghini Edition was also shown off at the launch event, but no details about its pricing or availability in the country were revealed.