Last year, Oppo announced the Oppo Find X smartphone with slide-out cameras in India. As we approach the one-year mark after Find X’s release, the Chinese company is now reportedly working on a successor to the device.
A leaked document has revealed that a new Oppo smartphone labelled as the Oppo Find Y has been trademarked. The trademark hints that Oppo has certainly lined up a successor to the Find X, which was launched in July 2018.
The latest development also comes in line with Oppo’s June 26 announcement which is when the company is expected to unveil the in-display smartphone camera technology. The fact that Oppo Find Y has been trademarked around the same time as the launch of in-display camera means there’s a possibility of seeing the two announcements simultaneously.
Prior to this, Oppo scheduled an event at the MWC Shanghai on June 26 by teasing a poster. The poster released by Oppo shows a circular shaped lighted region which appears to be the in-display camera at the top of the notchless full-screen phone.
Oppo isn’t the only company to work on the in-display camera technology. Shortly after Oppo teased their in-display camera phone prototype, its Chinese rival Xiaomi demonstrated their own take on the under-display camera technology and later explained how it enabled the under-display selfie camera on its prototype Mi 9 device.
Like the Find X escalated the use of popup lifting camera modules on phones since last year, we would like to believe that there’s a good chance that Find Y will kickstart an under-display camera on phones.