(mylifeunlock) – Last year, Oppo released its Find X2 series, and now, its successor, the Oppo Find X3 series, has begun to leak.
Oppo is one of the bigger Chinese phone makers, and its Find X line is its flagship offering. The Oppo Find X2 series broke away from the first-generation Find X (which only consisted of one device) by offering four different phones: the standard, the Find X2 Pro, the Find X2 Lite, and the Find X2 Neo.
So, this all has us wondering what to expect from the Oppo Find X3, including how many models will the series feature? Here, then, is a look at all the leaks so far.
Oppo Find X3: Release date
- Oppo has an event set for March 2021
- Oppo doesn’t follow a pattern for phone releases
Oppo has already hinted via Weibo that the Find X3 series will arrive at an event in March 2021. Although most phones follow annual release schedules, the same can’t be said for the last two generations of Oppo Find. The first landed in mid-2018, while the second came two years after.
Oppo Find X3: Pricing
- Could start at £399/$530 for base model, based on Find X2
- Top-end ‘Pro’ model could be as much as £1,099/$1,450
Oppo hasn’t confirmed pricing information yet. But the price of the Find X2 series ranges from £399 (about $530) for the Find X2 Lite, to £1,099 (about $1,450) for the Find X2 Pro. It’s fair to assume the Find X3 will fall within these two prices, depending on the model and specs.
Oppo Find X3: Features
- Pro model could have 6.7-inch 3K display
- Snapdragon 888 with 12GB of RAM also expected for Pro
- Quad camera array and wireless charging rumoured for Pro
Below is a roundup of all the leaks, rumours, and confirmed features so far.
6.7-inch 3K display
Various leaks have reported on the Find X3 Pro’s display, which is said to be a 6.7-inch OLED panel, complete with 525ppi density given its 1440 x 3216 resolution. And if those figures look a little strange, it’s down to the 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The panel is said to sport an adaptive dynamic frame rate of 10Hz to 120Hz.
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There’s also a “full-path colour management system” – more info below – so images captured by its quad-camera array can be shown in up to 1.07-billion colours.
Other leaks, including that from a cloud testing platform, suggest a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 platform, fast-charging capabilities, and information about a dual-lens camera – including 25x “microscope” lens – although leaked images all point to a quad camera setup.
Full-path colour management system
During Inno Day 2020 in November, Oppo teased a significant upgrade for its next flagship series.
The upcoming Oppo Find X3 series will support the full DCI-P3 wide colour gamut and 10-bit color depth across “capture, storage, and display”, which means it’ll reproduce more accurate colours. Oppo calls this new system the “full-path colour management system”. The company also confirmed that it will jump from a native 8-bit display to a native 10-bit display for its next flagship.
As part of this whole announcement, Oppo detailed a new feature for those who suffer from colour vision deficiency: Colour Correction Solution 2.0. It’s built on top of Android’s default colour correction mode in Accessibility settings. It will go beyond the three colour options and offer greater flexibility in colour correction so that users can further customise their screens to suit their preferences.
5G-capable Snapdragon 888
GSMArena claimed in December 2020 that Oppo already confirmed via a press release its next flagship will use the 5G-capable Snapdragon 888 chipset. However, the company didn’t mention the Find X3 by name.
That said, the Oppo Find X3 Pro model – sporting a Qualcomm chipset with the Snapdragon 888 level of performance, 12GB of RAM, and Android 11 – recently popped up Geekbench (where it featured the model name CPH2173 – the Find X2 had the model name CPH2023, while the Find X2 Pro had CPH2025, so it all fits together).
The Oppo Find X3 Pro was spotted on the FCC certification website in January 2021 by 91Mobiles, and it was carrying the model number CPH2173. This discovery seems to confirm the Oppo’s top-end flagship will be powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC and has 12GB RAM.
Leaker Evan Blass has extensively detailed the Find X3 Pro. He said thinks we should expect a pair of Sony 50-megapixel IMX766 image sensors (wide-angle and ultra-wide modules), as well as 13MP telephoto (2x optical zoom) and 3MP “microscope” (25x zoom) cameras. The latter module might have lights around its lens.
However, newer information suggests the main camera might be a 16-megapixel – or possibly 64-megapixel, if it’s using four-in-one pixel binning – as derived from the cloud testing platform leak.
Photos clearly show it’s a quad camera, but right now the details don’t all accurately add up.
The Find X3 Pro is said to include a 4,500mAh battery with support for both 65 Watt SuperVOOC 2.0 wired charging and 30W VOOC Air wireless charging.
The Find X3 Pro spec sheet spotted on the FCC’s website actually revealed it will come with a dual-battery setup: one is a 2,200mAh capacity and the other is a 2,250mAh unit. This combines to offer a 4,450mAh capacity,the two cells making faster charging possible.
Curved glass black
In terms of design, Leaker Evan Blass said the Oppo Find X3 Pro will be 8mm thick and weigh about 190 grams. The screen and “ceramic glaze-like or matte-frosted glass backs” will be curved, Blass also said. And it will launch in black and blue colours, with a white model to come. You needn’t depend on your imagination to visualise what it will look like – as images of the handset have surfaced (see here).
The finished look is somewhat peculiar, though, as it’s unlike anything we’ve seen before. The camera unit is the real focus though. It’s such a feature that separates the Find series as the flagship from Oppo’s mid-level Reno devices.
Oppo Find X3: How many models?
- Oppo Find X3 Pro has leaked
- Standard Oppo Find X3 also expected
Since only the Oppo Find X3 Pro has leaked so far, it’s hard to say. We haven’t heard any specific Oppo Find X3 news, but there is one leak that suggests Oppo is working on a phone with the Snapdragon 870 chipset, which would likely be a ‘Lite’ or a standard version without the high-end 888. Perhaps it is the Find X3 or another lesser-equipped device in the series.
Oppo Find X3: What’s happened so far?
2 February 2021: Oppo Find X3 Pro leaks again, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 to feature
More info has come to light about the flagship handset, following benchmarks appearing on a cloud testing platform.
20 January 2021: Oppo Find X3 Pro specs appear on FCC
Oppo Find X3 Pro specifications have appeared on the FCC certification website, revealing battery, fast charging, and more.
13 January 2021: Oppo teases March launch event
Oppo shared a new post on Weibo that says “Impossible Surface, See you in March”, revealing that it has planned a launch event in March.
13 January 2021: Pictures of the incoming flagship
Images of the handset have leaked online, as presented by Voice.
5 January 2021: Oppo Find X3 with Snapdragon 888 spec’d on Geekbench
The upcoming Oppo Find X3 (or possibly X3 Pro) has popped up on Geekbench.
8 December 2020: This Oppo Find X3 Pro leak highlights key features
Evan Blass has published a report detailing the upcoming Find X3 Pro. He indicated the company will improve the display and camera, as well as the design, performance, battery, charging, and other features. The phone is expected to launch within a few months, Blass said.
23 November 2020: Oppo Find X3 could have a Snapdragon 875 chipset and a sharp screen
Digital Chat Station posted on Weibo that a flagship phone coming in the first quarter of 2021 will have a top-end Snapdragon 875 chipset, a 3K resolution screen with a high refresh rate, fast charging, and just a dual-lens camera.
28 October 2020: New Oppo phone might arrive with Snapdragon 870
Qualcomm’s 870 will sit as a more affordable chip, and Digital Chat Station has revealed Oppo is developing a phone that will use it.
Writing by Maggie Tillman. Editing by Mike Lowe.