Having surprised everyone and everything by introducing Find X last year, it seems that Oppo is finally preparing to launch its successor. By the way, judging by the names registered by the brand, we may even know two successors, Oppo Find Y and Find Z.
The manufacturer patented a new design with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), where we can see a new implementation of the slide mechanism for the front camera. However, we can see from the published renders that their design will be slightly different from Oppo Find X.
Design differences are evident and point to a mid-range device.
It is not difficult to identify the major design differences between Oppo Find X and this new patent-registered design. After all, it seems that the only similarity is even the automatic mechanism that moves the upper half of the smartphone's back panel.
While Find X had all its cameras 'hidden', and you need to activate the mechanism even when you wanted to use the rear cameras, the same is not true of this new design.
As we can see from the patent, its double rear camera is positioned outside, not 'hidden'. In turn, the mechanism features a "V" design every time it is activated, revealing a double front camera.
Is this a mid-range smartphone?
At a time when high-end smartphones come (virtually) all with a minimum of three rear cameras, it would be strange to see Oppo betting on this segment with 'just' a dual camera.
It is therefore possible that the Chinese manufacturer is planning a revolution for the mid-range smartphone segment by completely innovating in its design.
Other details revealed by the new patent
Apart from the obvious front camera mechanism, this Oppo smartphone will not have included 3.5mm audio jack inputs. Moreover, we do not see any fingerprint reader on the rear panel or its side edges. Therefore, it is expected to be integrated into your screen.
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