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From X to Z: Oppo names its Find X successor in new trademark filing

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Chinese manufacturer Oppo generated a lot of press last year thanks to its innovative Find X smartphone, which was notable for its bezel-free display and motorized pop-up selfie camera. 

Now, it appears the phone maker is getting ready to launch a successor to its flagship Find X, with Dutch technology site LetsGoDigital (opens in new tab) reporting a new EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) trademark filing from Oppo for a device called 'Find Z'.

Little is known regarding Oppo's plans for the Find Z, though LetsGoDigital speculates (opens in new tab) that the device may abandon its predecessor's divisive pop-up design in favor of a selfie camera housed within a pinhole cutout.

Image courtesy of LetsGoDigital

Image courtesy of LetsGoDigital (opens in new tab)

Find Z is also expected to boast 10x optical zoom and a Snapdragon 855 processor (last year's model featured a Snapdragon 845 SoC), with the latter rumor based on a flagship prototype that Oppo reportedly showed off (opens in new tab) at the China Mobile Global Partners Conference in Guangzhou last month.

While the Oppo Find X's motorized design was certainly novel at the time of its release, the phone itself lacked many of the features that people have come to expect from a flagship device, such as water resistance and a fingerprint scanner. 

In our review, we also noted that the Find X's pop-up mechanism seemed destined to break over time. If the Oppo Find Z does end up seeing the light of day, hopefully it will provide solutions to these issues.

Stephen Lambrechts
Stephen Lambrechts

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 

He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.