Last year’s Find-Series of smartphones by Oppo made a triumphant return with their iconic and super-powerful smartphone Find X. The design without a camera or fingerprint was revolutionary, and it was usually visible. The sliding mechanism exposes both the front and the rear of the camera and produced an 87% body-to-screen ratio.
Rumours this year suggest that the following iteration in the Find series is Find Z, but the design has been kept confidential. You should expect that OPPO would find some kind of new solution once again in the Find series, but just what it would be, is unclear. The 2019 solution may be disclosed by a patent recently granted to OPPO.
In addition, a sliding mechanism patent was granted at the European Union Intellectual Property Office OPPO on a smartphone. The patent shows a sliding mechanism similar to Find X, except that the rear camera is not currently concealed in the sliding area. There’s no fingerprint on the rear of the device to indicate a fingerprint sensor displayed only or a face lock – we ‘d not be surprised if the fingerprint sensor shown at the beginning of this year was half or full screen.
The front-facing camera appears to be a dual camera – although the two circles may represent other sensors. It would certainly not surprise us as Samsung and Google are successful with their dual front-facing cameras.
The rear camera which seems a double rear camera in this patent sits on the sliding section of the rear of the handset. You would think that this year Oppo will include their new 10x lossless optical zoom in your ultimate flagship so it’ll be interesting to see how they include it if you really have the Find series phone this year.
Oppo announced the Find X on 19 June last year in Paris. Since this year is only ten weeks away relative to date and we expect companies to stick to similar timescales, we expect more leaks in OPPO Find series in the next few months.