2018 is officially the year of diminishing bezels. Not soon after the launch of Vivo NEX, the notch-less phone with a tri-bezel-less design, its sibling company, Oppo, is rumoured to launch its very own bezel-less phone, the flagship Find X. The Oppo Find X screen will cover a whopping 93.8% of the front.
Oppo has always been one of the pioneers of new technology. Recently, they made waves with the launch of RealMe 1, a phone with a spectacular design, an excellent face-unlock technology and incredible 128 GB of built-in storage for about ₹15000/-. Now they are back, and this time they are ready to rock the flagship world with the introduction of their new notch-less full display phone.
The Find X will have, as reported by its TENAA listing, a 6.4-inch FHD+ display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It’s speculated dimensions are 156.7 x 74.3 mm. Oppo Find X will have about3730 mAh of battery with VOOC fast charging. Expect your phone to be up and running for a long time. It will come with a Snapdragon 845 chipset and 8 GB of RAM to ensure a smooth operation. 2 storage options of 128 GB and 256 GB are in the works, but more may arrive. And obviously, it is expected to ship with Android 8.1 (with possible upgrades to Android P).
To keep the almost bezel-less design intact, the phone might have an in-display fingerprint scanner and a Vivo NEX like motorized pop-up camera module for the front camera and 3D facial recognition sensors. The rear camera module will have dual cameras along with an LED flash.
On paper, the phone looks impressive. But once released, it will have to stand a test of time and tremendous competition, as more and more companies have started to adopt the notch-less design. Some rumours suggest even OnePlus 6t or 7 may adopt it. Off to a more general concern, the design is also under a bit of scrutiny. A phone with a large screen may become uncomfortable to use, and narrow bezels will trigger several accidental touches. As long as Oppo keeps the phone design ergonomic and works well on its accidental touch-rejection tech, the phone seems to have a bright future. As it is with all technology, only time will tell.