Just ahead of Mobile World Congress 2022 in Barcelona, OPPO officially unveils its new Find X5 Pro. The new flagship might seem similar to its predecessor, but the technologies included in this handset are the changes you must note. You need to pay closer attention to its photo and video improvements and better charging tech.
The photo and video advancements
The OPPO Find X5 Pro gets a similar camera setup to its predecessor. The main and ultra-wide cameras still use the 50-megapixel Sony IMX766. (But the primary shooter gets a new 5-axis optical image stabilization.) The telephoto is also still a 13-megapixel camera, and, in front, there’s a 32-megapixel camera.
What we need to talk about is the new MariSilicon X imaging NPU (neural processing unit). This dedicated silicon should make it easier to capture better photos, even in challenging lighting conditions. OPPO even brings that improvement to low-light videos, introducing a new 4K Ultra Night Video feature in the Find X5 Pro. This mode is available for its wide and ultra-wide cameras, giving you a flexible shooting experience in low light.
According to the company, it worked with Sony to customize the IMX709 sensor on the selfie camera. It uses the MariSilicon X to improve your selfies, even in darker environments.
With its partnership with Hasselblad, the Find X5 Pro also gets Hasselblad Natural Colour Calibration in Pro Mode alongside a range of creative Master filters.
OPPO arms the Find X5 Pro with a pretty large capacity 5,000mAh battery. But the remarkable thing about this phone is the charging improvements it gets. This smartphone supports 80W SuperVOOC wired charging and 50W AirVOOC wireless charging. It doesn’t quite beat out the faster charging speeds of its competitors, but it’s still nothing to scoff at. OPPO claims you can get from nearly empty to 50 percent in just 12 minutes via wired charging and up to 100 percent in 47 minutes via wireless charging.
The Find X5 Pro also gets a Battery Health Engine, which it says maintains “optimal battery life over a longer period of time.” You’re expected to get up to 1,600 charging cycles, which the company says is roughly two times the industry standard lifespan.
Mixing the old with the new
At first glance, it does seem like you can interchange the OPPO Find X5 Pro with its predecessor. The company sticks with its signature “impossible” curved back panel, showcasing an oblong-shaped camera bump part of the ceramic mold itself.
The Find X5 Pro comes in a sleek Ceramic White and Glaze Black. Both feature a ceramic back panel for that elegant, sophisticated look, a tougher shell than a glass panel, and better heat dissipation. This flagship is also IP68 rated for splash, water, and dust resistance.
This device also features a curved 6.7-inch WQHD+ AMOLED LTPO display with a 120Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. You’re promised vibrant and punchy colors with a 1,300 nits peak brightness, meaning you don’t have to worry about readability on a sunny day.
Like the Samsung Galaxy S22 series, the Find X5 Pro runs on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. OPPO pairs that with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of non-expandable storage. OPPO brings its RAM boost feature to this flagship, allowing you to add 3GB, 5GB, or 7GB of virtual RAM to the real RAM for better multitasking performance.
OPPO introduces its Android 12-based ColorOS 12.1 with this device, which it says has refined aesthetics and maintained privacy and security features. In its press release, OPPO mentions a new Multi-Screen Connect feature that “enables seamless working across a Windows PC and phone.” It makes us wonder if the company has an answer to Samsung’s Link to Windows feature.
You can check out Isa’s initial thoughts on the OPPO Find X5 Pro here:
OPPO is opening pre-orders for the Find X5 Pro in certain markets today. It’ll be available in-store from March 14 for EUR 1,299 (around PHP 74,571).
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