Oppo Find X3 Pro arrives with two 50MP Sony IMX766 sensors
Not to forget the 3MP Microlens camera with 60X Magnification!!
March 12, 2021
Back in 2018 when Oppo launched the Find X smartphone, it blew everyone’s mind because, at that time, it featured a unique pop-up camera mechanism that not just included the front camera but also the rear cameras. So when the cameras were not in use, it was a clean phone with no camera bump, no notches or cutouts, etc. After a gap of almost two years, Oppo launched the Find X2 Series that included the high-end Find X2 Pro featuring Snapdragon 865, a 120Hz OLED, two 48MP cameras, and more. Well now, the Oppo Find X3 Pro is official and this is the third generation of the Find X series. The main USP of this phone is its design and the camera setup that includes two 50 Megapixel sensors and an incredible microlens camera.
Oppo says that the phone has a “Futuristic Curved Design” but no matter how much Oppo tries to hype it, we just cannot take our eyes away from the arrangement of camera lenses. It looks like Oppo look the camera arrangement of the iPhone 12 Pro Max and just mirrored it. There are four cameras on the rear and they are also placed in a camera module, the region around which is raised, and the back is made of a single sheet of glass.
On the front, there is a curved display with a single hole-punch cutout on the top left corner. To no surprise, the phone doesn’t have a headphone jack and only has a USB Type-C port (USB 3.1). There are stereo speakers certified by Dolby Atmos. Find X3 Pro is also IP68 dust and water-resistant.
Speaking of the specs, the Oppo Find X3 Pro has a 6.7-inch Quad-HD+10-bit AMOLED with a 120Hz refresh rate & 240Hz touch-sampling-rate. It is an LTPO panel so the refresh rate can go as low as 5Hz and as high as 120Hz depending on the content on the screen. The display panel has 8192-level brightness control, 525PPI pixel density & 1300 nits of peak brightness.
Under the hood, there is Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SOC paired with 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. There is a dual-cell 4,500mAh battery underneath that can be charged rapidly, thanks to the support for 65W Wired charging & 30W Wireless Charging. With the 30W wireless charging, it’ll take 80 minutes to fully charge the battery whereas the time is 30 minutes when we talk about the 65W Wired Charging.
The camera system is pretty interesting. There are four rear cameras and the primary shooter has a 50 Megapixel 1/1.56″ Sony IMX766 sensor with Optical Image Stabilization, Omni-directional PDAF & f/1.8 aperture. Then there is another 50 Megapixel Sony IMX766 sensor that is for taking ultrawide shots as the lens offers 110-degrees FOV. There is no OIS for the ultrawide shooter, though. The third camera is a 13 Megapixel telephoto offering 5X Hybrid Optical Zoom and finally, there is the star of the show, a 3 Megapixel microlens camera.
This is not your typical macro camera because this 3MP shooter offers up to 60 times magnification. Just imagine how close you can go to your subject with this sensor. Also, this camera has an LED ring around it which helps while taking so much zoomed-in shots.
Speaking of video recording, there is no support for 8K video recording so the highest you can record is 4K at 60fps. Also, that 3MP microlens camera can also shoot 1080p videos. On the front is a 32 Megapixel snapper with an f/2.4 aperture.
Finally, ColorOS 11.2 based on Android 11 runs out of the box. There are two color options named Gloss Black (Glossy glass) & Blue (AG glass). The shipping will start from 30th of March and for Europe, the price is €1,149.