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OPPO’s Find X Smartphone Features a Hidden Pop-Up Camera


The Chinese electronics company OPPO has just unveiled a new smartphone called the Find X. Featuring an edge-to-edge display covering 93.8% of the front, the Find X avoids having an iPhone X-style notch through an unusual design choice: the front-facing camera module is hidden and pops out of the top of the phone.

When a camera app is launched, the Find X uses a tiny motorized system to slide the 25-megapixel selfie camera out.

Here’s a diagram of the technology found in the front-camera system:

The 20-megapixel and 16-megapixel cameras on the rear dual-camera system are always visible and ready to go without sliding.

Here are some sample photos captured with the OPPO Find X camera:

Other features of the OPPO Find X include a 6.4-inch/1080p display, portrait lighting, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB storage, a 3,730mAh quick-charge battery, and Android 8.1 Oreo.

The Find X will OPPO’s first phone officially sold in North America, but pricing and availability details have yet to be revealed. It will be available in Europe in August 2018 with a price tag of €999 (~$1,158).

(via OPPO via Engadget)