Oppo Find X3 Pro is official with two 50MP cameras and unique design
Oppo Find X3 Pro two 50MP cameras and unique design
The new Oppo Find X3 Pro is finally here – the flagship brings two 50MP cameras, a new 10bit screen with adaptive refresh rate, and the latest Snapdragon 888 chipset. Arguably its most impressive feature however is the design of the back, which is manufactured from a single piece of glass that flows seamlessly in a continuous curve
The phone has a 6.7” LTPO AMOLED display with QHD+ resolution that allows the refresh rate to go between 5Hz and 120Hz, giving you extra smoothness when needed and battery savings when not. The Find X3 Pro also has a 240Hz touch sampling rate.
The quad-camera setup on the back features two Sony IMX766 sensors (each of them 1/1.56” in size) – one for the main wide-angle camera behind an f/1.8 lens, the other for the ultra-wide-angle shooter sitting behind an f/2.2 lens. The main cam also offers OIS, EIS, and All Pixel Omni-directional PDAF that should deliver quick and accurate focus in all lighting conditions.
There is also a 13 MP f/2.4 telephoto camera that offers a 5x hybrid zoom. It actually has a 52mm effective focal length (about 2x optical zoom) with the rest being covered by digital zooming.
A 3MP macro camera completes the ensemble on the back. It’s not your average macro unit, however, that’s mostly there to make the numbers – this one lets you zoom really close (up to 60x magnification) and even seen sub-pixels on a smartphone display or microscopic pieces on a surface. It does 1080p video too.
There is one camera on the front it has a 32MP sensor and is sitting inside a punch hole in the upper left corner.
Oppo Find X3 Pro features
Here are some details about the Find X3 Pro:
- 6.7-inch so-called AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) display
- Runs on Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 888 processor
- A 4-sensor camera set up allowing for ultra-wide angle pictures
- Uses Google’s Android operating system
- Priced at 1,149 euros ($1,374)
The Oppo Find X3 Pro also brings support for wireless charging – a first in the lineup. It is called AirVOOC Wireless Flash Charge and offers up to 30W through a dedicated stand. The company says filling the whole 4,500 mAh battery from 0 to 100% would take just 80 minutes.
Of course, there’s also speedy wired charging – SuperVOOC 2.0 65W, which gets the battery from 0 to 40% in 10 minutes, and should deliver a full charge in around 30 minutes.
The Oppo Find X3 Pro comes with 5G connectivity, thanks to the Snapdragon 888 chipset and its Snapdragon X60 modem. It will support up to 13 bands, both on the SA and NSA spectrum, which Oppo says is more than any other flagship smartphone on the market.
Other connectivity options include the latest Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6E and USB 3.1.
The Find X3 Pro comes with ColorOS 11.2, based on Android 11 and offers Dolby Atmos-certified Stereo Speakers.
Oppo Find X3 Pro in Blue and Black
The Oppo Find X3 Pro has a single memory option – 12GB LPPDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. The phone is offered in either Gloss Black or anti-glare Blue Matte and will ship from 30 March for €1,149.
Oppo Find X3 Pro
“The rise of OPPO can be attributed to being a beneficiary of a big void left by Huawei. And OPPO did capitalise on this opportunity,” said Neil Shah, research director at Counterpoint Research.
“With X3 Pro, OPPO will be eyeing the tens of millions of Mate and P series Huawei users in China as well as globally,” he said referring to Huawei’s flagship smartphone range. The X3 Pro will directly compete with these devices.
But in more mature markets like Europe, Oppo will need to build a “high end image” like Apple and Samsung, according to Will Wong, research manager at International Data Corporation, which could be a challenge for Oppo.
“Oppo needs to target those higher income consumers who like to have those high-end products. Launching the Find X3 series is important to build this high-end image,” Wong said.
Oppo announces Find X3 Pro flagship with microscope camera
The camera system itself is no less unusual. There’s a primary camera and an ultrawide that both use 50-megapixel 1/1.56-inch Sony IMX766 sensors, meaning the image quality should be comparable across both, though we’ll have to see how that bears out in practice.
There’s also a 3-megapixel microlens, which shouldn’t be mistaken for the useless macro cameras found in some phones today. Oppo claims up to 60x magnification, and it’s more like a microscope than a macro lens — you can take pictures of things like subpixel layouts on screens, and there’s even a ring light to illuminate the subject. I’m not sure if this will be a selling point for many people, but in my early testing I can confirm that it’s pretty cool. Here’s a quick shot of my computer monitor:
After a drawn-out series of leaks and teases, Oppo has announced its 2021 flagship in full. The Find X3 Pro is a sleek, powerful phone with an unusual design and some unique features to match. It’s also an important device for Oppo, which recently overtook Huawei in the Chinese smartphone market and will be looking to capitalize on its rival’s troubles this year.
The Find X3 Pro’s most arresting visual element is its camera bump, which almost looks organic in the way it seamlessly rises from the same piece of glass as the rest of the phone’s back panel. Combined with the finish, which on my unit is aggressively shiny and glossy, the phone looks sort of like it was forged out of Terminator 2-style liquid metal.
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