OPPO has been long rumored to be working on an ultimate flagship. The company trademarked the 'OPPO Find X' moniker back in April. Now, a render of the phone has surfaced revealing its front and back panel.
If the renders are to be believed, the OPPO Find X will have a notched display like the R15. The render shows that the device features almost non-existent bezels on the sides. But the bottom bezel will be thicker compared to the sides. The rear panel will have a vertically mounted triple camera setup and an LED flash.
There is no fingerprint reader on either panel of the phone. This could mean that the device might have an in-screen fingerprint reader. This comes in line with the company winning a patent for the in-display fingerprint scanner. Other rumors suggest that the smartphone will feature a super-fast 15-minute flash charge and 5x lossless zoom.
The mid-range segment is witnessing a fierce competition in the Chinese market. More and more OEMs are launching smartphones at a lower price with top-of-the-line specs. OPPO has managed to concentrate on its R, F and A series of smartphones in the recent years. The strategy has worked well so far in China.
The company is due to launch a flagship product since the Find 7 launched in 2014. Rumors suggest that OPPO may release a Find series phone this year to target the high-end market. Since the Find X is said to be a high-end device it might come with the Snapdragon 845 SoC.
Previously, the company announced that it would be launching a new sub-brand. It will exclusive to the Indian market in partnership with Amazon India.
The e-commerce platform Amazon.in also rolled out a "Notify Me" page dedicated to the new brand promoting the technology and design of the smartphone alongside the brand's after-sales service. As of now, there's no information on the devices the brand would carry, but the teaser hints at a smartphone for the local markets. The device was recently leaked ahead of its May 15 launch.
The new move can be a part of Oppo's strategy to go head to head with Xiaomi who seems to have dominated the market by bringing India-exclusive products and exploring new distribution channels both online and offline.