Oppo’s Find X5 Pro flagship is finally official

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After extensive leaks and teasing, Oppo has officially announced the Find X5 Pro, its flagship phone for 2022. It’s a fairly iterative follow-up to last year’s Find X3 Pro, but that was a great phone, and after more than a week with an even non-final version of its successor I expect the same to be true.

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The design of the Find X5 Pro plays on the curved unibody approach of the X3 Pro. This time, the back panel is ceramic, which when combined with the abstract shape of the camera bump, gives the white unit I tested a futuristic, Star Wars stormtrooper-like feel. It’s an eye-catching device with an impressive build quality – it personally looks better than I expected.

That unusual camera bump has a little less going for it than the Find X3 Pros. The ring light-equipped microscope camera is no more and Oppo is settling for the same 50-megapixel IMX766 sensors in its primary and ultra-wide cameras, as well as a 13-megapixel telephoto. That microscope camera wasn’t exactly an essential feature, but it’s disappointing that it hasn’t been replaced by something more useful, like the kind of periscope telephoto camera that Oppo itself pioneered.

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Oppos find x5 pro flagship is finally official

While the main 50-megapixel camera sensor is the same, the lens in front of it is slightly faster at f/1.7, and Oppo says it now uses more glass than the previous all-plastic optic. The lens now also has five-axis stabilization. Oppo is talking about the Hasselblad partnership and also the in-house MariSilicon X imaging NPU, which it claims will bring big improvements to HDR video recording in low light, especially with a special “4K Ultra Night Video” mode. . I will keep my judgment on the results until I have a release version of the software as Oppo tells me that the next update will specifically address the camera performance.

Elsewhere, you get the typical flagship specs you’d expect this year. There’s a 6.7-inch 1440p 120Hz OLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, a 5,000 mAh battery, 80W fast charging, 50W wireless charging, IP68 water and dust resistance, 256GB storage and 12GB RAM. Oppo is also releasing a non-pro version of the Find X5, with the main differences being a Snapdragon 888, 8GB of RAM and a smaller 6.5-inch 1080p OLED display.

Prices and release dates for the Find X5 Pro vary by region. We will have more coverage on this device once the software is complete.

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