The patent implies that opPO Find X3 Pro may be equipped with an ultra-curved face screen plus off-screen camera.

While OPPO is about to launch a new Reno 4 machine in the European market, Dutch technology blogger LetsGoDigital has also revealed a patent for the design of a suspected Find X3 Pro. Although not officially confirmed, the illustration suggests that the machine may have a off-screen camera and ultra-curved edge design. If you’ve used the first-generation Find X models released in 2018, you won’t be unfamiliar with such a full-screen look.

The patent implies that opPO Find X3 Pro may be equipped with an ultra-curved face screen plus off-screen camera.

(From: LetsGoDigital)

Looking back at the first curved-screen smart phone, you’ll also have to look at Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge, which was released in 2014, and then led to imitations from many vendors, such as the vivo Nex 3, released in 2019.

However, the Find X2 Pro, released earlier this year, also introduced a high refresh rate of QHD Plus resolution of 120Hz.

As for this new design patent, OPPO was filed with the State Intellectual Property Office at the end of 2019 and officially announced to the public on October 9, 2020.

The patent implies that opPO Find X3 Pro may be equipped with an ultra-curved face screen plus off-screen camera.

(Photo via LetsGoDigital)

OPPO shows four variants in the documentation, but they are only slightly different on the screen surface. But what attracts us the most is the one shown.

You can see that the screen extends significantly to both sides and looks easier to achieve than the 3D waterfall screen (like 21:9 of the Sony Xperia 1 II) applied for in October 2019.

As a full-screen device, it embeds speakers in an extremely slim top border position, suggesting that the front camera may be hidden beneath the screen, similar to the Samsung Galaxy smartphone that came to light last November and the Xiaomi Falls screen that came to light earlier this year.

The patent implies that opPO Find X3 Pro may be equipped with an ultra-curved face screen plus off-screen camera.

(Photo via LetsGoDigital)

In terms of detail, OPPO seems to have further reduced the screen border, and the bottom design is significantly different. On the back of the body, the machine also features a vertical liner, a rear three-camera (or support for 10X hybrid zoom) and an LED flash module that is slightly protruding from the body.

In addition, since the screen extends to both sides of the body, OPPO must look for alternatives to traditional volume/power solid keys, such as moving to the rear position. Although it’s not easy to see when holding on the front, the actual experience shouldn’t have much impact.

As for the bottom of the body, it’s still a regular SIM slot, USB-C charging/data port, and speaker grille. If all goes well, we’ll see this design on the new X3 Pro 5G machine in 2021.