Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has released three new 5G phones as part of its Find X3 5G series - the flagship Find X3 Pro (£1,099), mid-range Find X3 Neo (£699) and entry-level Find X3 Lite (£379).
The launch is very much centred around the Oppo Find X3 Pro, which looks set to take on high-end 5G phones from the likes of Apple and Samsung, while helping Oppo extend its global market share.
Oppo Find X3 Pro
The camera system on the Find X3 Pro is super powerful – two primary 50MP cameras, wide-angle and ultra-wide angle, and Sony’s IMX 766 imaging sensor. There’s also a 13MP telephoto camera, a 3MP microlens, and a 32MP front-facing camera. Impressively, it offers manual controls, and is the world's first smartphone to capture and display a billion colours.
It also captures 4K 10-bit video, which can be enjoyed on 6.7in QHD+ AMOLED display with 1200-nit brightness and a refresh rate of 120Hz.
The camera unit is seamlessly integrated into the good-looking offering with metal and glass chassis. Underneath lies the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, which promises outstanding speed and performance. It even has IP68 waterproofing.
“We have taken inspiration from the depths of the cosmos, from the future, and the past, to deliver Oppo Find X3 Pro, created to fit seamlessly in your life while opening it to new worlds. Every millimetre, inside and out, is designed to be powerful and flexible, immersive and always sparking beautiful emotions with Billion Colour brilliance,” said Lie Liu, President of Global Marketing, Oppo.
Oppo X3 Neo
The mid-range 6.5 inch Oppo X3 Neo features a OLED screen with a 90hz refresh rate. It’s camera system, while not as impressive as the Find X3 Pro, is a strong offering – 50MP wide-angle camera, with a 16MP ultra-wide angle camera, 13MP telephoto camera, a 2MP macro camera and 32MP selfie camera. It’s powered by a very respectable Snapdragon 865 chip too.
Oppo X3 Lite
Oppo’s new super affordable 5G offering, has a 65MP main camera, an 8MP Ultra wide-angle camera and the same 32MP front-facing camera seen its big brothers. It also features a Snapdragon 765G chip that should keeps things speedy.
China’s biggest smartphone brand
Oppo, owned by BBK Electronics, made its name selling low-cost smartphones with decent features and has gone on to become the forth biggest smartphone maker worldwide.
As this launch proves, the company is now far from it’s first phone, the A103, famed for the smiley face on its back. Indeed, Oppo became the number one smartphone brand in China for the first time in January 2021, according to Counterpoint Research.