Oppo Find X global launch set for today

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While the pop-up mechanism is no doubt intriguing, it would be prone to breaking after a few [inevitable] drops - especially if you drop the device with the camera module in the open position.

With that being said, one big plus with the Find X is that Oppo has finally deemed the United States worthy to receive its phones.

Underneath that large screen there are the usual bits and pieces - a Snapdragon 845 SoC married with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The images show a shiny metal back Purple colour variant of the Oppo Find X and doesn't reveal all the colour options of the handset.

Coming to other leaked specifications, the Oppo Find X will have a 6.4-inch Full HD+ display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels.

Without question, the OPPO Find X is the company's most attractive effort to date, an indication that OPPO has caught up with Apple and Samsung in the smartphone-design stakes.

Flagship smartphones are incredibly thin these days and to have a sliding component that houses both front and rear cameras is rather impressive. The 3D curved glass on the front and rear also makes the device look premium.

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The price? We have no idea, but the phone is supposed to be Oppo's first device to launch in North America and Europe. The three camera sensors are entirely hidden when the phone is off or the camera app is inactive.

The whole top edge of the Find X slides out and away from the front and back panels to reveal a pair of rear lenses and another for selfies.

There's also AI scene recognition which can identify 21 different scenarios, automatically adjusting the camera settings, giving you better photos.

They all seem to work reasonably well, but during our brief time in the awkwardly lit demo area it was hard to really gauge how good the Find X cameras are.

OPPO also showcased another variant of the Find X at its gathering at the Louvre. The 256GB storage model is expected to arrive in Europe for €999 (around P61,700 in Philippine pesos or $1,158 in US dollars) sometime in August. Backed by a 3730mAh battery, it comes with Oppo's VOOC fast charging support.

The Oppo Find X price is €999 (around £870, $1,100, AU$1,500) for the 256GB model. The handset will be going on sale in China starting today, and will be launched in India on July 12th. The catch is that while modern phones are sparing more real-estate for the screen than ever before, they come with various compromises such as the ugly and perpetually distracting notch. In the meantime, we can only hope that Apple is taking note.