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Oppo's new flagship Find X2 series uses a co-developed Sony camera sensor (Updated)

By Ken Wong - on 12 Mar 2020, 5:00pm

Oppo launches flagship Find X2 series with powered by camera lens from Sony

Note: This article was first published on 6th March 2020 and is now updated with local pricing and availability fro the Find X2 Pro.

Following the cancellation of the Mobile World Congress 2020, Oppo used an online event to announce the launch of the Find X2 and X2 Pro.

We were very impressed with the Find X, having reviewed it back in 2018 when it launched.

 

Oppo Find X2 Pro

The real flagship of the series, the Pro has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, 5G support, 12GB of RAM, 512GB of non-expandable UFS 3.0 storage.

It uses an Oppo customised 10-bit 120Hz QHD+ Ultra Vision Screen that is capable of displaying over one billion variations of colours. Resolution is 3,168 x 1,440 pixels, with 513 ppi and a maximum screen brightness of up to 1200 nits.

The battery capacity is 4,260mAh and supports Oppo’s SuperVOOC 2.0 fast charging, which in this case is said to provide a full charge in 38 minutes.

The company acknowledged the Importance of camera to smartphone users. Oppo said during the keynote that they had worked with Sony to develop the 48MP IMX689 imaging sensor for its primary camera, which is the "largest sensor size among all 48MP mobile camera sensors".

The company is so proud of the camera quality that it also partnered with National Geographic on a project that will be coming soon.

Basically, there is a triple-camera design on the back of the phone with a Sony powered 48MP wide-angle lens, a 48MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 13MP telephoto lens, whilst supporting 10x Hybrid Zoom.

The phone runs ColorOS 7.1, based on Android 10. The weight depends on the device chosen as different materials are used for the back. The ceramic version weighs 207g, while the orange leather weighs 200g.

The Find X2 Pro will be available in Europe in May at €1,199.

In Singapore, the pre-order is set to launch on 14th March 2020, and is priced at a whopping SS$1,699. For more images and a quick look at the phone, head over here. It will be available island-wide from 28th March 2020.

Oppo Find X2

The X2 is the less flashy version of the Pro. It has the same screen, using an OPPO customised 10-bit 120Hz QHD+ Ultra Vision Screen that is capable of displaying over one billion variations of colours. Resolution is 3,168 x 1,440 pixels, with 513ppi and a maximum screen brightness of up to 1200 nits.

The Find X2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 with 128GB of RAM and 256GB of non-expandable UFS 3.0 storage.

The triple-camera on the X2 is also less powerful than the Pro. It has a 48MP wide-angle lens, 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and 13MP telephoto lens, whilst supporting 5x Hybrid Zoom.

Going on sale in black and blue, it has a smaller battery capacity than the Pro at 4,200mAh. It does have the 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 flash charge, to fully charge the battery in 38 minutes. Dimensions are 164.9 x 74.5 x 8 mm, and it weighs 196g.

The Find X2 will cost €999 in May in Europe. Local Pricing and a release date for Singapore have yet to be announced.   

 

Not the only flagship in town

Oppo isn’t the only company to launch its new flagship device over this period. Samsung has launched its S20 series which we like.

 

Using partnerships to drive growth

Oppo has also been building up its partnerships especially around key technologies.

Earlier this year together with Vivo and Xiaomi, they formed an alliance to allow their users to  share files across devices by establishing the "Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance". The new wireless file transfer system will allow consumers of these three brands to easily transfer files between their mobile devices without the need for any third-party applications or network data, supporting a wide range of files, including photos, videos, music, documents and more.

At the end of last year, the company announced plans to invest RMB 50 billion (about SGD $9.66 billion) in R&D over the next three years to develop core technologies in hardware, software and system in addition to 5G/6G, AI, AR, big data and other frontier technologies.

15 carriers from the APAC market were also on board with OPPO’s “5G Landing Project” that was launched in February 2019 in Barcelona.

During the online launch of the Find X2, series, Oppo shared that in 2020, 11 global carriers raising the number of partners to 30 who have joined the “5G Landing Project” to accelerate the adoption of 5G even more.