The first signs of what we can expect from Oppo’s next flagship phone in 2022 have begun to surface.
These include upgrading to the latest Snapdragon premium mobile processor and faster charging. Here’s everything we know about the Oppo Find X4 Pro.
When is the Oppo Find X4 coming out?
While there is no official release date as such, at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit in December 2021, Oppo confirmed that its next flagship device will ship with the newly developed Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC chipmaker (making it one of the first to adopt the platform) and will will be launched in the first quarter of 2022.
Our next flagship + @Snapdragonnext mobile platform 👇
Your smartphone is at its best 💪
You are ready? #SnapdragonSummit
– OPPO (@oppo)
December 1, 2021
Given that the last two generations of Find X flagships arrived in March, it is clear that Oppo will not change tactics, which leads us to assume we will see the Find X4 and Find X4 Pro debut in March 2022.
How much will the Oppo Find X4 cost?
We don’t have any details on the pricing of the Oppo Find X4 Pro (or the standard model, for that matter) at the time of writing, so we’ll need to take a look at previous entries to give us a hint. Here’s how the last couple of generations have lined up, although US prices are approximate as Oppo doesn’t sell directly in those states:
As you can see, these are flagship devices, so they are sold at the flagship price. They’re still cheaper than closest competitors like the Samsung S21 Ultra, which will set you back £ 1149 / € 1249 / $ 1299.99 (based on its retail price), but that’s a decent amount of money you’ll have to pay. … for a premium phone.
If Oppo sticks to the pricing of the previous models, then obviously you’ll have to save £ 1,099 / € 1,149 / $ 1,465 if you want to buy one. However, there is the possibility of a small increase as global chip shortages and pandemic-related supply chain constraints will increase costs, which are passed on to the consumer.
What new features will we see in the Oppo Find X4 Pro?
Obviously, as we described above, the biggest innovation will be the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. This is a rebranding of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series chips that have served the high-performance mobile market for many years now.
Qualcomm is now converting Snapdragon into its own sub-brand while simplifying the naming system at the same time. Thus, you will no longer have names like “Snapdragon 888” or “870G”, but something like “Snapdragon 8 Gen 1”, “Gen 2” and so on.
Oppo’s VP of Overseas Sales announced that “we are committed to providing consumers with premium 5G smartphones such as the Find X3 series, so we are very excited about the launch of the Snapdragon 8 mobile platform. Oppo is working closely with Qualcomm Technologies and we believe the new mobile the platform will bring huge improvements and high performance to the next generation of flagship smartphones. “
Qualcomm has confirmed that the next generation 8 Gen 1 is based on Samsung’s 4nm manufacturing process and will provide additional capabilities in terms of AI and camera functionality.
You will also find these new processors in products from a wide range of competing manufacturers, with Xiaomi, OnePlus, Honor, Motorola and others already confirming their support for the new platform. In fact, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun stated that “Xiaomi 12 will be the world’s first Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 smartphone,” adding later that it will be “available soon”, beating Oppo to receive its next flagship. market until the end of 2021
Apart from the chipset, at this stage we don’t know much about the rest of the specs of the Oppo Find X4 Pro (or the base Find X4). We’ve seen several reports, including one from GSMArena, that suggest the camera resolution will remain the same as on the 2021 Find X3 Pro. This assumes a 50MP configuration f /1.8 main camera 26 mm, 50 MP f /2.2 16mm 110˚ ultra-wide 13MP f /2.4 52mm telephoto and 3MP f /Microscope lens 3.0 – albeit with sensor modifications to improve performance.
The Digital Chat Station Tipster claims the fast battery charging speed will increase from 65W – as was the case on the Find X3 Pro – to a faster 80W, which should mean you can go from 0% to 100% in a shorter period of time. time. This is sure to impress in practice, as in our Oppo Find X3 Pro review, we were able to fully charge the device in just over 30 minutes. Let’s hope the X4 Pro also retains the fast wireless charging feature from its predecessor, as it was also pretty darn fast – fully charging our test unit in 80 minutes.
The DCS leak also points to the familiar 6.7-inch QHD + AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and the front camera should be 32MP.
To see how the Oppo X3 Pro was equipped, here is a breakdown of the specs:
- 6.7-inch QHD + AMOLED Dynamic 120Hz 10-bit Curved Display
- Optical in-display fingerprint sensor
- Gorilla Glass 5 (front and back)
- Aluminum alloy frame
- IP68 certified
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
- 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
- 256 GB non-expandable UFS 3.1 storage
- 50 MP, f / 1.8, 1 / 1.56-inch main camera with All Pixel PDAF and OIS
- 50 MP, f / 2.2, 1 / 1.56-inch ultra-wide camera with All Pixel PDAF technology
- 13MP, f / 2.4, 2x telephoto lens
- 3MP, f / 3.0 microlens camera
- Rear video up to 4K @ 60fps
- 32MP, f / 2.4 front camera
- Front video up to 1080p @ 30fps
- Stereo speakers
- Two sim cards
- Wi-Fi 6
- Bluetooth 5.2
- Battery 4500mAh
- 65W fast charging
- Wireless charging 30W
- Reverse wireless charging 10W
- 163.6 x 74.0 x 8.26mm
- 193 g
The Oppo Find X3 Pro is already a powerful smartphone, so we’re thrilled that the addition of the next tier chipset and any other improvements Oppo has to offer will impact the Find X4 and Find X4 Pro. Luckily, it looks like we’ll find out soon.
Until then, check out our roundup of the best smartphones to see other worthy flagships competing for your money.