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Update, January 13, 2022 (10:15 a.m. ET): We have updated the Oppo Find X5 Pro rumor hub with some new information related to its specs, especially its battery capacity.
The Oppo Find X3 Pro was among the smartphone highlights of 2021, bringing a tasteful mix of innovative features and expected flagship fare. Now that we’re in 2022, it’s time to talk about its likely sequel. News that the Oppo Find X5 Pro (or Find X4 Pro) is in the works shouldn’t come as a surprise, but how could Oppo take its latest flagship to the next level?
Well, below we round up the latest credible rumors about Oppo’s new flagship ahead of its official launch.
Oppo Find X5 Pro: Name and release date
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While the previous device bore the Find X3 Pro title, there is some debate over what the company will call its successor. The natural title should be the Oppo Find X4 Pro, but a widespread Chinese superstition could deter the company from using the perceived unlucky number.
Notably, OnePlus is well known for skipping the OnePlus 4 while Realme skipped the Realme 4, but others like Xiaomi have used the number across multiple device lines. Only time will tell what Oppo will do. Nonetheless, we’ll call it Oppo Find X5 Pro for this article, since OnePlus, Realme, and Oppo are so intertwined.
As for the release date, the Find X3 Pro launched in March and went on sale a month later, so we expect its successor to adopt a similar schedule. Oppo has mentioned that a Q1 2022 launch is in the cards.
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The Find X3 Pro had a unique aesthetic, with a slightly raised camera bump and a glass unibody. We’ll likely see a minor evolution of this design based on the Find X5 Pro leaks.
By renders disclosed by tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer and Preperation based on prototype schematics, the elevated camera module may make a comeback with some slight tweaks. Unlike the Find X3 Pro’s three separate lenses, the Find X5 Pro apparently features two prominent lenses with a third positioned in a glass insert above the flash. A high-gloss finish also gives way to a matte coating on the back.
The dark wallpaper does a great job of hiding what appears to be a punch hole in the top left corner, and there’s a thin speaker grille just above the screen too.
Other details we can glean from these renders include two alleged volume buttons on the left edge of the device and what is likely a power button on its right. We can’t see the top or bottom edges of the device well, but we doubt there’s a headphone jack present.
Read more: What we’d like to see from Oppo’s next flagship
Features and Specifications
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What can we expect under the skin of the Oppo Find X5 Pro? Well, the leaked specs suggest minor improvements.
Per Digital Chat Station, the phone could feature a 6.7-inch QHD+ 120Hz display – the same numbers associated with the Find X3 Pro’s LTPO display.
The lack of apparent upgrades is evident when viewing the tilted imaging specs. Digital Chat Station thinks a pair of 50MP 1/1.5-inch sensors will star in the device, alongside a 13 or 12MP telephoto lens with 2x zoom. Notably, the microscope shooter doesn’t get a specific mention, suggesting the camera might not return. Rounding out the offering is a 32MP selfie shooter.
While the camera hardware may remain relatively unchanged, a big new addition could be Oppo’s developed imaging chip, the MariSilicon X. The company touts its efficiency when processing imaging data and reducing noise. , 4K video recording, etc.
Interestingly, these rumored specs line up incredibly well with the confirmed specs of the OnePlus 10 Pro. It’s possible these phones are just subtle riffs on each other.
Oppo Find X5 Pro: price and availability
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The Oppo Find X3 Pro was not a cheap smartphone, coming in at €1,149/£1,099 (~$1,483/$1,301) in continental Europe/UK. It was more affordable than the Find X2 Pro, but only slightly. Given that, we expect the Find X5 Pro to charge a similar fee.
As for availability, we expect Oppo to initially launch the device in China, eventually offering it in Europe. It doesn’t seem likely that the phone will get a US launch, but an India debut isn’t entirely far-fetched. The standard Oppo Find X2 has finally bowed out in this country, for example.
That’s all we know about the Oppo Find X5 Pro so far. Be sure to bookmark this page, as we’ll be sure to update it as new information comes to light.