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Oppo's new Find X3 Pro brings microscope as camera and support for 1 billion colours

Oppo claims the Find X3 Pro can show you a whopping 1 billion colours.

twitter-logoShubham Verma | March 12, 2021 | Updated 14:03 IST
Oppo Find X3 Pro

Highlights

  • Oppo Find X3 Pro is the latest flagship that goes against the Samsung Galaxy S21.
  • It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor.
  • Oppo Find X3 Pro has a microscopic camera on the back.

Oppo Thursday launched its most advanced smartphone yet, the Find X3 Pro. The third-generation Find X smartphone takes a big leap and it is fundamental to what could become the next big thing for smartphones. The Oppo Find X3 uses the 10-bit full-colour management system, which is drastically better than the 8-bit system that a big fraction of smartphones is based on. Simply put, this colour management system introduces over a billion colours that are retained from the camera to the storage to the display of the phone, leaving no place for compression in the file transfer technology. And driving this change inside the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset.

The Oppo Find X3 series has four smartphones, the Find X3 Pro, the Find X3, the Find X3 Neo, and the Find X3 Lite. The last two devices are rebranded phones from the Reno 5 series meant for select markets outside of China. Of course, the maximum number of innovations are bestowed on the Oppo Find X3 Pro. The Find X series is increasingly becoming important for Oppo ever since its inception. Oppo dealt in the mid-end ranges for a long time but the Find X series allowed it to take on the Samsung Galaxy S and Mi smartphones. This year's Find X3 Pro goes up against the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and the Mi 11. And Oppo has made sure it wins the race, thanks to some substantial breakthroughs in smartphone technology. Before I tell you about them, let us get the price and availability details out of our way.

Oppo Find X3 Pro, Find X3 price

The Oppo Find X3 Pro comes with 12GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage and costs EUR 1149. The sale begins on April 14 in Europe. The Find X3 was not announced for the European markets but it was introduced in China for CNY 4,499 (roughly Rs 50,400). The phone comes in Gloss Black and Blue colours and there is no word on when this phone will come to India.

Oppo Find X3 Pro, Find X3 specifications

The most interesting thing about the Oppo Find X3 Pro is its new microscopic camera. Yes, it is not a macro lens that you see on hundreds of smartphones. It is a microlens camera that has a ring design. Oppo is making big claims for this lens and they are astonishing. This 3MP camera can offer magnification up to 60 times, close enough to shoot fibres and anatomy of things such as a thread or a fruit seed. The light ring guides the camera lens with ample light, resulting in a photograph that is rich in details.

There are three more cameras on the Oppo Find X3 Pro. Two of them use a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor that Oppo got custom-made for the Find X3 Pro. While one of them supports a wide-angle field of view with OIS, the second one is an ultra-wide-angle lens. Both lenses support 1 billion colours, which is part of the 10-bit colour management. And there is a fourth 13MP telephoto camera with 5X optical zoom and 20X digital zoom. Oppo ditched the periscope camera that was on the Find X2 Pro last year for the telephoto one on this year's model.

The Oppo Find X3 Pro comes with a 6.7-inch OLED LTPO display with a resolution of 1440x3216 pixels. The best part about this display is the adaptive refresh rate. Oppo claims the refresh rate can drop to 5Hz when you want to use the phone as an ebook reader while it can crank up to 120Hz when playing high-end games. All of this happens automatically. This display also supports a full-colour path and Oppo claims the new ColorOS 11.2 is optimised for that. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 888 SoC with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Oppo Find X3 Pro comes with a 4500mAh battery with 65W fast wired charging and 30W wireless charging. There is still no word on the 125W fast charging that Oppo announced last year.

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