China's Oppo enters Europe and USA phone market with £999 flagship

Oppo Find X promises exciting new features

Oppo Find X promises exciting new features

However, its motorized design means that the Find X misses out on something that we've all taken for granted in today's phones: waterproofing.

It's a new phone that crams together all the hot design trends right now.

There's also a 3,730 mAh battery, complete with fast charging.

The Oppo Find X has a large 6.4-inch display a whopping screen-to-body ratio of 93.8 percent, with slim bezels all around. To open up the phone to snap shots, you'll simply open the camera app or any app that has been granted access to the camera and the phone will automatically motor itself open, then close itself when you're done. To avoid using a notch, the smartphone has a motorized camera mechanism that hides the front and rear cameras when not in use. It uses 3D Structured Light Technology which scans 15,000 facial points and is claimed to be 20 times safer than fingerprint recognition for unlocking the phone.

The Oppo Find X has a mechanized pop-out function, which The Verge says takes about 0.5 seconds to pop into place. As such, you will not find a traditional fingerprint reader on this device. As reported by The Verge, the Chinese firm has revealed the Find X - a dual-SIM toting, Snapdragon 845-powered superphone with a very unique solution to the notch problem.

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You'll be relying on that mechanism a lot, because as it turns out, the Find X is the first phone not made by Apple to utilize a 3D face-scanning camera system. And Oppo's slide-up cam looks more durable, and more sophisticated. Yet, consumers clearly want all-display phones, and those cameras and speakers have to go somewhere.

Atop Android 8.1 Oreo, Oppo has loaded the latest version of its custom interface, ColorOS 5.1. The top-end model of Oppo Find X with 256GB storage and VOOC charging is priced at Euro 999, which is Rs 78,000 approximately. The company promises that with this fast charging technology the smartphone can charge completely within 35 minutes. United States pricing and availability haven't been confirmed yet, nor whether Oppo has managed to secure any of those all-important carrier partnerships, but we'll presumably know more in the coming months. For the front, it features a 25-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calling. In reality there are two camera sensors on the front but only one of them which you can see, while the other is an infrared camera hidden under the glass of the camera module that is used for the O-Face facial recognition feature that helps the user unlock the device.

The phone has 3D face unlock, which the company calls O-Face Recognition.

Oppo's AI-assisted sensor also brings animated 3D emojis - just like the ones seen on the iPhone X. Oppo also mentions the phone will ship to customers in August of this year, though it does not elaborate on whether or not this includes both Europe and North America together or just Europe.

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