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OPPO Find X is the company’s most premium and innovative phone to date

No fingerprint scanner but has unique pop-up cameras

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Photo by Kevin Francisco | GadgetMatch

OPPO’s newest phone is finally here and, for the rarest of times, it’s not just about selfies. The Find X is OPPO’s most premium phone to date and it’s the result of the company’s effort to make an all-screen phone.

In a nutshell, the Find X is a phone with a large 6.4-inch curved OLED display encased in a one-of-a-kind chassis. There’s no notch and the bottom bezel is very minimal, making the phone truly an all-screen device.

According to The Verge‘s article, OPPO claims that the Find X has a 92.25 percent screen-to-body ratio (although the official press release still claims it’s 93.8 percent). That’s a few points shy from the early reports but still manages to beat the Vivo NEX’s record. Thankfully, we didn’t get fooled like with the Lenovo Z5.

Without a notch and a chin wide enough to house a camera, where did OPPO place the selfie shooter? The answer lies behind the screen; OPPO’s approach is pretty similar to the Vivo NEX’s popup camera. The Find X’s camera system is more unique and futuristic to some extent, though.

When you access the camera app, the entire top section of the phone motorizes up which then reveals a 25-megapixel front shooter along with a 3D facial scanning system. The upper portion also houses the rear cameras: a combo of 16- and 20-megapixel sensors. When not in use, all three cameras are hidden inside the phone.

Ignoring all the fancy camera tricks, the Find X is a typical 2018 flagship phone. It has a Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of memory, up to 256GB storage, and it lacks a 3.5mm headphone port. Curiously, the Find X also has no fingerprint sensor — nothing at the back and in the display.

Instead, the phone uses the 3D facial scanner dubbed as O-Face Recognition, so the camera has to slide up automatically when you’re unlocking the phone. It works pretty well, but just imagine the phone always activating its sliding motor every time you have to authenticate.

The phone has a large 3730mAh battery and it runs Android 8.1 Oreo topped with ColorOS 5.1. If you’ve used an OPPO phone before, you know that it looks more like iOS rather than the usual Android interface.

The Find X is going to be available worldwide and it’ll be the first OPPO phone to be sold in North America and Europe. As always, it’ll be available in China first before it finds its way to other markets.

SEE ALSO: Vivo NEX Unboxing and Hands-on: The future!

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Canva adds new features for presentations on the go

Responsive presentations anytime, anywhere

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Having a well-designed document goes a long way in engaging your audience. That’s where Canva comes in, simplifying the creation of well-thought documents, posters, and more. Now, Canva is adding more features which would delight presenters on the go.

Canva is adding three new features for mobile presentations on the go. The first feature is responsive presentation — users can now create presentations on their laptops and view it on their mobile devices. Presentations adapt to different screens, so the days of fussing over the right screen size is over. Plus, user can edit and view presentations made with Canva anywhere, anytime.

The second feature is presentations playlist, which would suit well for team presentations. With this feature, teams can create accessible spaces for collaboration through shared folders. This feature also builds a single coherent event with transitional slides introducing each speaker.

Finally, the third feature is live Q&A, which Canva will add soon to its mobile apps. Audiences may soon participate in from any device and have the option to send in questions anonymously. This should enable a more dynamic and engaging presentation with audiences.

With over a thousand designer-made templates, 50 million premium images and videos, Canva makes it easier to create beautiful documents, posters, and graphic materials. It is available on the web, on Android, and iOS devices. Users can sign up today for a free tier, with a premium tier also available to unlock more features.

SEE ALSO: 10 free apps to improve your Instagram stories

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ROG Phone 2 Ultimate Edition: Price in the Philippines

Available in two bundles!

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ASUS ROG has one more hurrah before the year (and the decade!) closes. The company is bringing to the Philippines the ROG Phone 2 Ultimate Edition.

The phone is everything you already know about the ROG Phone 2 but has nearly overkill RAM and storage — 12GB and 1TB, respectively. It was announced months ago that it will be available for purchase at PhP 59,995. This time around, you can pre-order it with a few more goodies.

Two Ultimate bundles

The first bundle is called the Overdrive Gaming 2.0. With it you’ll get the ROG Phone 2 Ultimate Edition along with the ROG Kunai Gamepad, the Lighting Armor Case, and an ROG Exclusive Jacket for PhP 64,995.

The second bundle is called Wear Victory 2.0. Here the phone will come with the ROG Exclusive Jacket without any additional costs.

Pre-order period is from December 7 to December 13. Itching to get your hands on these? Go ahead and fill up the pre-order form. For more details and mechanics visit the ASUS ROG Facebook Page.

SEE ALSO: ROG Phone 2 review: Mobile gaming on steroids

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Huawei’s Nova 6 5G apparently has the best selfie camera

Thanks to the dual-camera setup

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Benchmarks are often skewed because they fail to judge real-life experience. However, they do help us understand the nitty-gritty of a gadget and establish results in an empirical manner.

DxOMark has published its camera test results for the Huawei Nova 6 5G, and it turns out this phone tops the selfie charts. Huawei introduced the Nova 6 5G in China today with dual shooters on the front in a punch-hole design, similar to the Honor V30.

The phone achieved a score of 100 while the Galaxy Note 10 5G comes second as it managed to score 99 points. This has officially given it the top spot for selfies amongst its competitors.

The phone sports a 32-megapixel primary selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. In addition, you’ll also find an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture. DxOMark tested phone’s front cameras with over 1,500 test images and more than 2 hours of video footage.

According to the test results, this setup can provide good exposure in pretty much all conditions. It also managed to capture wide dynamic range, and white balance was also spot on.

The tests were carried out in a controlled environment and also in natural settings outdoors. DxOMark maintains that all default settings were used.

All in all, the test proves that the Nova 6 5G has a capable selfie camera setup, as marketed by Huawei as well. For now, the phone is restricted to the Chinese market and we should be seeing a global roll-out in the coming months.

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