OPPO is one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world, though their presence in the United States and Europe is basically nonexistent. Data from the second quarter of 2018 shows that OPPO proudly sits in 5th place with 8.6% market share. The company released some unique devices last year like the OPPO Find X—the first smartphone with a (mechanized) slider mechanism to achieve a nearly bezel-less design without the use of a display cutout. This device started the slider design trend of late 2018, for better or worse. After all, the most unique smartphones in 2018 have tried to avoid the notch in one way or another. Apparently, OPPO found yet another way for ensuring a full-screen display on a smartphone.
Leaker Ishan Agarwal posted several images on his Twitter account of what appears to be an upcoming OPPO smartphone. These images went sent to him from an anonymous source. The front side of the smartphone shows a small chin and almost no bezel at the top. The rear side is where things get interesting, though. One image shows that the device has 3 rear cameras, but above that, you’ll find the selfie camera which pops up from the top of the device. We don’t know what powers this mechanism just yet. You can see a fingerprint scanner below the camera module and the OPPO branding below that. The rear side appears to be glass. According to Ishan, this device could either be the upcoming OPPO R19 or OPPO F11.
We also get a sneak peek of the software on the device. Apparently, it runs Android Pie-based Color OS 6 with the January 2019 security patches. Screenshots and SIM-card tray also suggest that the device will have dual-SIM capabilities. It may even feature microSD card support via a hybrid slot.
This is pretty much everything we know about the smartphone. The release date, price, exact specifications, or other unique features are currently unknown. We’ll try to keep you updated with anything we may hear. In the meantime, let us know in the comments what you think about the pop-up selfie camera mechanism.
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