Oppo has confirmed that it’ll unveil the Discover X3 Professional subsequent Thursday, confirming that the brand new flagship cellphone can be powered by the Snapdragon 888 chipset.
The Discover X3 Professional launch will stream stay on Oppo’s YouTube channel from 11:30am GMT on 11 March, and alongside a affirmation of the top-tier chipset, Oppo additionally teased that this can be its “first end to end one billion colour smartphone.”
The pledge echoes the Chinese language agency’s guarantees eventually 12 months’s Oppo Inno Day occasion, when it claimed that the Discover X3 Professional wouldn’t solely boast the 10-bit color show seen in final 12 months’s Discover X2 Professional, however would help 10-bit color for photographs and video for each step from the digicam, by way of encoding and storage, and ending on the display screen.
Due to leaks we’ve got a fairly good concept of what else to count on from the Discover X3 Professional when it arrives. It’s tipped to function a 6.7in 120Hz OLED show, as much as 12GB RAM and 256GB storage to affix the Snapdragon 888, and super-fast 65W wired charging together with 30W wi-fi charging.
Extra fascinating is the rumoured digicam spec. The Professional will supposedly use Sony’s 50Mp IMX766 sensor for each its predominant and ultrawide lenses. Much more unusually, leaks declare that Oppo gained’t try to enhance on the 5x zoom periscope lens in final 12 months’s Discover X2 Professional, however will as an alternative swap it for a 25x telemacro digicam.
If true, it’ll be a daring transfer. Samsung, Huawei, and Xiaomi have been battling it out for the most effective zoom lens over the past 12 months, in a battle that Oppo really helped begin with its personal Reno 10x Zoom in 2019. Pivoting to a macro lens as an alternative could show controversial – although maybe no extra controversial than the cellphone’s rumoured design, which you’ll be able to see on this render shared by tipster Evan Blass.
Picture: Evan Blass
Curiously, whereas Oppo’s launch announcement for the UK solely mentions the top-end Discover X3 Professional, the occasion is billed because the “global Find X3 Series launch.”
Leaks prior to now have pointed in the direction of as much as 4 Discover X3 telephones, with the Professional joined by a vanilla Discover X3 alongside a Neo and Lite. Latest hypothesis has prompt that the common Discover X3 mannequin could also be a China-exclusive, nonetheless we’re nonetheless anticipating to see no less than the Lite and Neo launch within the UK and Europe, although leaks counsel they’ll merely be re-branded variations of the Asia-exclusive Oppo Reno 5 and Reno 5 Professional+ respectively.
We’ll discover out extra when the Discover X3 sequence is unveiled subsequent Thursday, although take a look at our full round-up of Discover X3 sequence leaks and rumours within the meantime. It launches the day after the Asus ROG Cellphone 5 is unveiled, and earlier than that the Nubia Pink Magic 6, Realme GT, and Redmi Notice 10 are all set to launch this Thursday, four March. Actually, cellphone season is upon us.