The Oppo Find X is official. We already knew quite a bit about the device from leaks in advance, but we have now confirmed the specifications and images from the company itself.
The Oppo Find series is the flagship line of the company that put them on the map in 2014. The Oppo Find 7 comes equipped with a 1440p display, and since then we haven’t had much else. The Oppo Find X is the company’s first flagship device we’ve seen in years. It seeks to be an awesome device with powerful running specs. We already know that the company intends to bring the device to France with a launch later today, so this will be their first major international breakout? It’s been a few years since their last flagship, so how does this device stack up against the competition today? The Verge posted their first thoughts on the device, along with some specs.
Source: The Verge
Oppo Find X Features
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 @ 2.8GHz|
|Camera||Rear: 20MP (f / 2.0) + 16MP (f / 2.2), support 4k video recording Front: 1080p 25MP video recording (f / 2.0)|
|Storage room||Up to 256 GB|
|Pin up||6.4 inch 2340 × 1080 AMOLED|
|audio||No 3.5mm headphone jack, speaker|
|Drums||3.730mAh supporting VOOC fast charge (same as Dash Charge)|
|Ports||One USB-C port|
|Various||NFC and OTG supported, Dual Nano-SIM|
|Price||£ 999 (€ 990)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi: 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0 low power consumption
Positioning: GPS / A-GPS
|Band holder||GSM: 850/900/1800 / 1900WCDMA: 1/2/4/5/6/8/19 LTE FDD: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20 / 25/26/28/29/32/66
TD-LTE: 34/38/39/40/41 (2496-2690 MHz)
First of all, the Oppo Find X is powered by the latest Qualcomm system on a chip, a must for any flagship launched in 2018. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 is a absolute powerhouse , so this device should have absolutely no problem throwing whatever you throw at it. Gaming performance is expected to be stellar, between the Adreno 630on board and 1080p display. It’s definitely not a gaming phone, but it’s going to do you good for all your daily chores and some light show on the side. With this killer SoC, you also get 8GB of RAM, plenty for whatever you would do on your smartphone. You won’t have any problem running out of memory, so you don’t have to worry about it. With both, you will get up to 256 GB, a huge amount. The only problem is that it is non-expandable which means no microSD card slot. The device comes with ColorOS, which has a lot of similarities to Grace UX on Samsung and iOS devices. Color OS is based on Android 8.1 Oreo, so you will have all the latest features.
The display has an unusual 19.5: 9 aspect ratio, as does the OnePlus 6 . This device also has a 403 PPI at 6.4 inches. It’s unusual, but it’s not that unusual that it will make media consumption or gaming uncomfortable. You’ll just have to put up with an unused screen on either side of most of the media you consume.
But we missed one of the most important details, there is no notch present . Oppo instead opted to slide the camera out of the device when launching the camera app. The earpiece, proximity sensor, and light sensor have all been placed under the screen. This avoids having a notch while retaining functionality. With a 92.5% screen-to-body ratio, the only real bezel on the device is the little chin at the bottom. It looks good and is one of the defining characteristics of this device in terms of specifications.
Here’s where things get really, really cool. The Oppo Find X doesn’t have a notch, which means it doesn’t have room for a front camera either. So how does the company make a selfie camera? Simple, by adding a sliding mechanism at the top of the phone. The phone stretches about an inch higher, and a housing for the front and rear cameras extends outward. It’s a genius design and it looks a lot nicer than a display notch.
A dual SIM version of the device is being launched worldwide, and the device will have the same bands regardless of the market in which it is sold. It’s great and can help lower manufacturing costs, but it means unsupported networks without changing their carrier.
The device does support 2GHz, 5GHz and 5.8GHz Wi-Fi however. NFC support and Bluetooth 5.0 are also included, so there’s nothing really to rule out in terms of connectivity. Oppo seems to have all the basics covered with this device for just about anything you would need.
This is where the device starts to fall, as there is only one USB-C port. There is no Oppo Find X 3.5mm headphone jack . You can use USB-C audio if you want, and it’s currently unknown whether a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter is included in the box or not. It’s quite disappointing considering that the other devices have been launched recently, but it’s not too surprising either. It feels like a coin most of the time whether a newly released device will have one or not.
Price and availability
Oppo has announced the price that the Oppo Find X will retail. The device will cost £ 999 new, or around € 992 at current rates. It will also start shipping in August, so those who want it can wait for it relatively soon. That’s an extremely high price tag for such a device, and we’ll have to wait and see how well it compares to the competition like the Samsung. Galaxy s9 + and the Google pixel 2.