Teardown reveals how the Find X’s moving notch works

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Jul 2, 2018
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Author: Jacob Kastrenakes


While it likely won’t be the best phone of the year, Oppo’s Find X is an early contender for the most fascinating phone of the year thanks to its pop-up camera module, which quickly raises the front and rear cameras whenever they need to be activated. It seems to work remarkably well for a first-generation product. And now a device teardown from Zol shows how Oppo got the feature working.

Most of the work appears to be done by an actuator in the middle of the phone that lifts and lowers the camera notch. To either side of the actuator are cables, attaching the moving tech to the main board of the phone. And then all the way out to either edge are rails and a material that seems to cushion the hardware as it quickly shoots upward.

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