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Update, February 8, 2022 (3:10 AM ET): We’ve updated our Oppo Find X5 Pro rumor hub with details of the two other rumored Find X5 models. Read on for more!
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 it’s 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 the new Oppo flagship leading up to 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’s some debate about what the company will call its successor. The natural title should be the Oppo Find X4 Pro, but a prevalent Chinese superstition might dissuade the company from using the perceived unlucky number.
Notably, OnePlus is well known for skipping the OnePlus 4 while Realme has skipped the Realme 4, but others like Xiaomi have used the number across multiple device lines. Only time will tell what Oppo will do. Nevertheless, we’ll refer to it as the Oppo Find X5 Pro for this article, considering OnePlus, Realme, and Oppo are so closely connected.
Notably, leaks suggest at least two other models will launch alongside the flagship Find X5 Pro, namely the Find X5 and the Find X5 Lite.
As for the release date, tipster Digital Chat Station believes the Find X5 Pro will make its debut in the “second half of February” alongside several other new products. Notably, this includes the base Find X5 model. That would be slightly earlier than the Find X3 Pro March arrival. Hopefully, it also means the Find X5 series will go on sale a little earlier, too. DCS’s tip lines up with Oppo’s vague promise of a Q1 2022 launch, too.
The Find X3 Pro had a unique aesthetic, complete with a lightly raised camera bump and glass unibody. We’ll likely see a minor evolution of this design based on the Find X5 Pro leaks.
Per renders leaked by tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer and Prepp based on prototype schematics, the raised camera module may make a return with a few slight tweaks. Unlike the Find X3 Pro’s three distinct lenses, the Find X5 Pro seemingly includes two prominent lenses with a third positioned in a glass insert above the flash. A highly glossy finish also makes way for a matte coating at the rear.
The dark wallpaper does a great job of hiding what seems to be a punch hole in the top left corner, and there’s also a slim speaker grille just above the display.
Other details we can glean from these renders include two presumable volume buttons on the device’s left edge and what is likely a power button on its right. We don’t get a good look at the top or bottom edges of the device, but we doubt there’s a headphone jack present.
The first purported live shots of the phone broke cover on January 17. Published to Cookapk (h/t Abhishek Yadav), the phone’s design matches that of the leaked renders, although there are a few differences.
For starters, the raised camera hump now features “Powered by MariSilicon” text between the lenses and Hasselblad branding above the Oppo logo. The phone also wears a glossy white colorway, a departure from the matte finish displayed in the renders.
A massive leak from German site WinFuture added to the render dumps, providing us with the first bottom-up look at the Find X5 Pro. The view unveils a single speaker grille alongside a USB-C port. There’s no headphone jack. What’s also noticeable is the size of the camera hump.
Features and specs
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What can we expect beneath the Oppo Find X5 Pro’s skin? Well, the leaked specs hint at 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 screen. The screen is reportedly protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, while the phone could include an IP68 rating, too.
WinFuture believes the Find X5 Pro could measure 163.7 x 73.9 x 8.5mm and weigh 218 grams. That would make it some 25g heavier than its predecessor.
The lack of apparent upgrades is evident when viewing the tipped imaging specs. Digital Chat Station believes a pair of 50MP 1/1.5-inch sensors will headline the device, accompanied by a 13 or 12MP telephoto camera with 2x zoom. Notably, the microscope shooter doesn’t get a specific mention, suggesting that the camera might not return. Rounding out the offering is a 32MP selfie shooter.
Notably, a more recent leak offers a slightly different view of the cameras on offer. The leak suggests a 50MP Sony IMX766 will return as the primary camera, but the ultrawide will use a 32MP Sony IMX709 sensor instead. That’s the same hardware used on the Oppo Reno 7 Pro‘s selfie shooter. As for the telephoto, the leak reiterates the use of a 13MP Samsung sensor. Notably, WinFuture’s February 4 leak further corroborates this camera loadout.
While the camera hardware might remain relatively unchanged, a big new addition could be Oppo’s self-developed imaging chip, the MariSilicon X. The company’s touting its efficiency while processing imaging data and performing noise reduction, 4K video recording, and more.
Interestingly, these spec rumors line up incredibly well with the confirmed specs of the OnePlus 10 Pro. It’s possible these phones could just be subtle riffs on each other.
We haven’t heard too much about the base Oppo Find X5 model, but Digital Chat Station believes the phone will debut with the Dimensity 9000 SoC to set it apart from its Pro sibling.
Other Find X5 models
The Oppo Find X5 Pro may not be the only model in the lineup. According to WinFuture, there’s a standard Oppo Find X5 and an Oppo Find X5 Lite.
Starting with the Find X5, this phone could share some design traits with its bigger siblings. It’ll reportedly pack a 6.55-inch AMOLED with a 2,400 x 1,080 resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. Instead of the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, this phone might settle for the Snapdragon 888. This would help to keep costs somewhat low, so it’s an understandable move.
Power could be provided by a 4,800mAh battery topped up by 80W charging. Wireless charging may also feature, but there’s no word on the wattage. The Find X5 will also pack a 50MP+50MP+13MP rear camera array, with a 32MP Sony IMX615 sensor up front.
Meanwhile, the Oppo Find X5 Lite could be a rebranded Oppo Reno 7, complete with a 6.43-inch 90Hz AMOLED screen. A MediaTek Dimensity 900, 64MP+8MP+2MP triple rear camera, and 4,500mAh battery with 65W charging smarts are included.
Oppo Find X5 Pro: Pricing and availability
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The Oppo Find X3 Pro wasn’t a cheap smartphone, coming in at €1,149 / £1,099 (~$1,483 / $1,301) in mainland Europe/UK. It was more affordable than the Find X2 Pro, but only slightly. Given this, we’d expect the Find X5 Pro to demand a similar fee. However, one source suggests this won’t be the case this time around. WinFuture states in its February 4 leak that the phone may cost more than €1,200 (~$1,371).
As for availability, we’d expect Oppo to initially launch the device in China, eventually offering it in the likes of Europe. It doesn’t seem likely the phone would get a US launch, but an India debut isn’t entirely far-fetched. The standard Oppo Find X2 eventually made its bow in that country, for example.
That’s all we know about the Oppo Find X5 Pro thus far. Be sure to bookmark this page, as we’ll be sure to update it as new info emerges.