Oppo's New Phone With The Funky Pop-Up Camera Is Available Tomorrow

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The Oppo Find X caused something of a sensation in the mobile world when it revealed the Find X back in June. A couple of months and a few alleged leaks later, the pop-up camera phone is launching in Australia.

Here are the key specs:

Oppo Find X Specs
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
GPU Adreno 630
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery 3730mAh Li-Polymer (minimum 3645mAh)
Screen 6.4" 1080x2340, 401ppi
Screen-to-body 93.8%
Cameras 16MP + 20MP (f2.0/f2.0) rear, 25MP front (f/2.0)
Video 720p/1080p/4K @ 30 FPS
Dual SIM Yes
Audio Via USB Type-C
Dimensions 156.7mm x 74.2mm x 9.6mm, 186g

"We’re excited to announce the availability of the OPPO Find X in Australia. The device will be sure to challenge what Aussie consumers think is possible with a smartphone and shows what OPPO is capable of,” said Michael Tran, Managing Director at OPPO Australia.

"OPPO’s relentless efforts in creating smartphones that push the boundaries led to the creation of the Find Series. The Find X continues this trend and has delivered a completely new design to the Australian smartphone market that will resonate with Aussie consumers and challenge the status quo."

The new addition to the Find family includes a significant push into improved 3D camera technology and AI performance. Based on Android 8.1, the Find X runs a ColorOS 5.1 system that has deep integration with the AI Engine of the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform — including the camera, gaming, personal assistant and security.

But of course, what everyone is talking about is the stealth camera.

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In addition to looking pretty damn cool, the purpose of the uniquely designed camera is to offer users an all-screen display that hits 93.8%. But it's not all about gimmick here.

The Find X has a 25-megapixel front facing camera and 16-megapixel and 20-megalpixel rear cameras. Much like competitors in market such as the Huawei P20 Pro and Samsung Note9, it can intelligently identify scenes — offering 20 different options.

The superior front camera is something Oppo is known for, and with the Find X it offers more than just the ability to take high quality selfies. That being said, the Smart Selfies Capture function will analyse a 3D model of your face to give you feedback. Naturally, this renders me terrified of being judged by my phone.

But moving onto security — the front facing camera uses a 3D facial scanner for biometric authentication, allowing you to use it to unlock the phone as well as complete mobile payments through Alibaba's Alipay. This makes the Find X the first Android phone to support payment through facial recognition.

Oppo is going the way of Apple and betting hard on this tech, because it doesn't offer a fingerprint scanner as an alternative biometric security measure. The logic behind this decision is that the false acceptance rate of fingerprint recognition is 1/50,000, while the false acceptance rate of 3D Face Recognition is 1/1,000,000.

The Oppo Find X will be available in Australia from August 16 exclusively at JB Hi-Fi and have an RRP of $1,099. An Automobili Lanborghini special edition will also bre released, but pricing and availability is yet to be confirmed.

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