OPPO Find X surprised everyone last month not only with the 93.8% of screen-to-body ratio but with the periscope-like motorized 3D camera that hides inside the phone’s body and pops up when needed. In fact this innovative concept has led to the highest-ever screen-to-body ratio by replacing the notch concept introduced by Apple’s iPhone X last year.
More precisely, the dual-rail periscope hides many components such as 3D-structured optics, front-facing cameras, receivers and dual camera setup on the rear. This design also ensures the integrity of the overall screen and durability of lens by avoiding unnecessary exposures.
Is Dual-Rail Periscope Slider Durable?
However, besides being an innovative concept, a number of questions have been raised about the life expectancy and maintainability of the dual-rail periscope mechanism. OPPO has officially responded to such queries and shared some interesting facts about the OPPO Find X.
OPPO claims that the Find X’s dual-rail periscope was subjected to over 300,000 rigorous tests in its R&D lab. Furthermore, the Chinese tech giant believes that the dual-rail periscope structure can withstand more than 5 years of operation with a daily usage rate of 150 times. As only 1% of the smartphone’s power is consumed, users may expect 200 times the use of periscope on full charge.
OPPO has also mentioned in their latest release that the Find X comes with a fall auto-recovery mechanism that is divided into three stages of Free-Fall Detection, Signal Command and Periscope Recovery. The mechanism ensures that the dual-rail periscope gets retracted when a free fall is detected to avoid possible damage.
However, practically speaking, it is extremely rare to use the selfie camera up to 150 times a day. Moreover, with the rapid flow of newer technology, most users must have replaced Find X in 5 years-time.