The camera/sensor housing for the Oppo Find X. MyFixGuide/Zol.com.cn

The Oppo Find X arguably takes the cake for the most innovative design of 2018, owing to the periscope design. How does it all work though? MyFixGuide has just cracked open a device to reveal all the details.

A peek under the hood reveals a “dual-track” periscope structure, comprised of a motor, cables and other parts. The outlet notes that the tracks also have cushioning to ensure smooth raising and lowering. All of these components allow the section to pop up for photos, facial recognition, and calls. It makes for a rather cool GIF, as MyFixGuide shows below.

The Oppo Find X camera in action. MyFixGuide

The teardown also reveals just how packed the periscope section is (seen in the main image), hosting the front camera, facial recognition sensors, an earpiece, and the main cameras. Of course, moving parts are a big concern in smartphones, but Oppo previously said the section can be raised and lowered 300,000 times.

Those hoping to get the device better have 999 euros to spare, because that’s the starting price for the phone. For your money, you’re also getting a dual-curved OLED display, Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 3,730mAh battery, a 16MP/20MP dual camera setup, and a 25MP selfie camera. You’ll need to use 3D face unlock for authentication, however, because the phone lacks a fingerprint scanner.

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In his Oppo Find X review, our David Imel criticized the palm rejection and laggy camera, but praised the 6.4-inch display and 3D facial recognition. “This feels like a second-generation product in its first iteration, and I’m happy to see Oppo pushing the boundaries of smartphone design,” David said.

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