Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Jun 2018 22:44 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

If there's a singular trend to point to for phones in 2018, it's the effort to cram as much screen into a device as possible. Oppo's new Find X, which is being officially announced at a live streamed event in Paris today, combines a number of trendy design ideas, plus some even newer tricks, to fit an extremely large 6.4-inch display into a phone that you can still hold in one hand. The Find X’s design is so space efficient that Oppo claims it has a screen to body ratio of 93.8 percent. And it does this without utilizing a notch, which should make at least some people happy.

The most interesting aspect of the Find X's design is its camera system, which is completely hidden when the phone is off or the camera app is closed. When you turn the Find X on and open the camera app, the entire top section of the phone motorizes up and reveals a 25-megapixel front-facing camera, 3D facial scanning system, and 16-megapixel + 20-megapixel dual rear camera. Close the camera app and the whole assembly motors back into the phone's chassis. Oppo says the camera can open in just 0.5 seconds, and based on my experience, that seems fairly accurate.

I have my doubts about the longevity and durability of motorized camera systems like these, but there's no denying it's a pretty neat trick.

Thread beginning with comment 658789
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: But why?
by gilboa on Thu 21st Jun 2018 07:57 UTC in reply to "But why?"
Member since:

Simply put, creating a 99% screen-to-body-ratio phone, helps the manufacturer stuff larger display in a fairly small(ish) phone.
Personally, I would love to have larger display on my Note8.

- Gilboa

Edited 2018-06-21 07:58 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[2]: But why?
by Duke on Thu 21st Jun 2018 09:26 in reply to "RE: But why?"
Duke Member since:

When I meet people like that I always ask them "Why did you buy such a tiny TV?"

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[3]: But why?
by gilboa on Sun 24th Jun 2018 17:25 in reply to "RE[2]: But why?"
gilboa Member since:

Point taken.

Though, to be honest, even though I've got a fairly powerful workstation at home and at work, I sometimes find that its far more convenient to use my Samsung Note to answer short mails and access my RSS feeds.
Guess I'm getting lazy...

- Gilboa

Reply Parent Score: 2