It has been speculated that the Oppo Find X2 might also be the ideal device to showcase the company’s highly anticipated under-display camera.
The 88-degree sloping sides enable the phone to do away with both the bezels and the buttons traditionally featured in the edges of handsets, and provide an arguably unprecedented screen-to-body ration, with the display wrapping almost completely around the sides.
This undoubtedly looks cool, though it does raise certain usability concerns. It’s not clear whether the extra screen area will be touch-sensitive or whether Oppo is doing anything to avoid accidental input, for example. The phone’s edges also don’t have enough room for power and volume buttons, so Oppo will have to find somewhere to relocate them. Curved displays can be divisive, so an even curvier one may not be everyone’s cup of tea.
“The prototype that Oppo showcased doesn’t have a front camera but it’s likely that the final version will integrate the under-display camera tech as well,” wrote the outlet. “The tech is expected to debut in the second-generation Oppo Find X, which could be launched in September at IFA in Berlin.”
With the Samsung Galaxy Fold just announced for a September relaunch, it will be interesting to see how the two screen-maximizing technologies are received at IFA the consumer electronics trade show taking place from 6-11 September.
For now, all the company is saying in its press release is “With the innovative ‘Waterfall Screen’ design, OPPO will soon deliver an immersive visual experience and innovative aesthetic to users.