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Friday, April 9, 2021

New OPPO 5G flagship phone offers microlens camera

Macro magnification, telephoto and wide-angle options

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO has launched its new Find X3 series of handsets in the UK, including the flagship Find X3 Pro 5G alongside the Find X3 Neo 5G and Find X3 Lite 5G.

Features on the dust and water resistant Find X3 Pro include what the company is calling a ‘microlens’, which offers a 30x optical magnification (and 60x optical/digital hybrid magnification), taking it beyond conventional macro lenses into the realm of microscopy. However, these images are just 3 megapixels.

The phone combines a 50 megapixel wide-angle camera and a 50 megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, offering the ability of capturing one billion colours in a single image – more than the human eye can detect.

Maggie Xue, President of OPPO Western Europe, said “The Find X Series continues to enjoy huge success globally. The new Find X3 Series pushes innovation synonymous with OPPO even further. Our flagship Find X3 Pro 5G smartphone combines true image capture performance with a one-of-a-kind, elegant design. With this new series our focus was to help customers bring colours to life and inspire them to explore new possibilities with the latest technology.”

It includes 12GB of RAM plus 256GB of storage and runs Android on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 5G chip. There’s a 4500mAh battery with 65W fast charging and 30W wireless charging. Overall, the Find X3 Pro has a 6.7-inch 3216 x 1440 pixel screen in a body that’s 163.6mm x 74.0mm x 8.26mm.

UK availability is expected from 14th April 2021; SIM-free pricing will be around £1,099.
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