Oppo is one of the bigger Chinese phone companies, and its Find X line constitutes its top offering. There are two generations of the phone so far, so the third, the Find X3, is the next we hope to see.
The original Oppo Find X from 2018 had a premium design with a novel pop-up rear panel so the screen wasn’t broken up at all for the front-facing camera. It had top specs all around, but the Lamborghini Edition turned this up to 11.
The Oppo Find X2 line, released in early 2020, started with two phones, the ‘standard’ and Find X2 Pro, but two more were released a little later, the Find X2 Lite and Find X2 Neo, bringing the total number up to four.
That’s a slightly different approach for each series, but it’s got us pondering what the next device, the Oppo Find X3, could be like, and how many devices will be in its line-up. We don’t even know when the phone will show up, as this isn’t a series that’s updated yearly.
When the rumors and leaks startup for the Oppo Find X3, we’re going to update this article with them all, so if you’re interested in the phone bookmark this page and check back from time to time. Before then, though, we’ve written up a wish-list of Oppo Find X3 features we’d like to see.
Oppo Find X3 release date and price
Most smartphone series get annual releases – that wasn’t the case for the first two generations of Oppo Find though, with the first out in mid-2020 and the second about two years after that, so there’s no guarantee of when we’ll see the Oppo Find X3.
If we were to be optimistic, we’d suggest we could see the phone in mid-2021, but if the pattern of the others is to be repeated, the Find X3 will actually be out in 2022. Saying that, Oppo seems to have put more of an emphasis on the Find X2 line, with four devices instead of one, so maybe it’ll want to bring it back sooner.
We don’t have much of an idea on price either. The price of the Find X2 line ranges from £399 / AU$749 (roughly $530) for the Find X2 Lite to £1,099 / AU$1,599 (about $1,450) for the Find X2 Pro, so for different phones in the line-up we could see vastly different costs.
Leaks, rumors, and news
We haven’t heard any specific Oppo Find X3 leaks, news or rumors, but we’ve seen a few patents from the company and some tech it’s confirmed it’s working on, and we could see some of this make its way to the Find X3.
The Oppo Find X2 Pro had a periscope zoom lens first seen in the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom which facilitated the phone’s 5x optical, 10x hybrid and 60x digital zoom. Well, it seems Oppo is working on an improved version of this lens, which would bring further optical zoom and better aperture. The company is said to also be working on a special high-res sensor to pair with this lens.
Oppo has shown off 125W fast-charging that could come to phones soon. This would power up a phone with a 4,000mAh battery (an average size) in less than 25 minutes. At the same time the company showed off 65W wireless charging which matches its current wired speeds.
Oppo also recently patented a Li-Fi connected phone which uses light to create super high-speed connection speeds, but this seems a little futuristic to be the Find X3.
What we want to see in the Oppo Find X3
Here are some of the tweaks, changes, and new additions we want to see in the Oppo Find X3 series.
We had one complaint in common with all the Oppo Find X2 smartphones we tested: none of them have wireless charging. That’s understandable on the budget entries in the range, but given the price of the Pro, we’d expect it there.
Oppo has shown off its 65W wireless charging since thee Find X2’s launch, so we’d like to see that in the phones if possible, but if the company opted to go for slower wireless powering speed for its mid-range phones, that would make sense too.
Wireless charging is really useful for people who have such chargers, and with the Find X2 phones being such top products as they are, we’d love to see this one addition.
Improved cameras in non-Pro units
Oppo is one of China’s largest telecommunications companies, and its Get X line makes high-end offerings. There are two generations of phones so far, so the third one, the Find X3, is the next one we hope to see.
The original Oppo Find from 2018 had a premium design with a pop-up rear panel so the screen was not broken at all with the front-facing camera. It had top tops all around, but the Lamborghini Edition turned out to be 11th.
The Oppo Get X2 line, released in early 2020, started with two phones, ‘Standard’ and Get X2 Pro, but the other two were released shortly after, the Find X2 Lite and Find X2 Neo, bringing the full price went to four.
That’s a very different approach to each series, but it makes us think seriously about what the next device, the Oppo Find X3, might be, and how many devices it will have in its lineup. We do not even know when the phone will appear, as this is not a series that is updated annually.
When rumors and speculation start with the Oppo Find X3, we will review this article with everyone, so if you are interested in bookmarking this page then check back from time to time. Before that, we have compiled a list of custom features for the Oppo Find X3 that we would like to see.
Oppo Get X3 release date and price
Most smartphone series is released every year – this was not the case for the first two generations of Oppo Find, the first between mid-2020 and the second about two years later, so there is no certainty when we will see the Oppo Find X3.
If we were optimistic, we would suggest we can see the phone by mid-2021, but if the pattern of others is repeated, the Find X3 will be out in 2022. That being said, it seems Oppo is emphasizing the Get X2 line, with four devices instead of one, so it will probably want to get it back soon.
We don’t have a lot of ideas about prices. The price range for the Get X2 line ranges from £ 399 / AU $ 749 (approximately $ 530) for the Get X2 Lite to $ 1,099 / AU $ 1,599 (approximately $ 1,450) for the Find X2 Pro, so with different line-up calls we can see very different costs.
Leaks, rumors and news
We have never heard of any Oppo Find X3 leak, news or rumors, but we did see a few patents from the company and some proven technology that worked, and we saw some of these make a way to get the Find X3.
The Oppo Find X2 Pro had a zoom lens that first appeared on the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom which helped the phone to have 5x Optical, 10x hybrid, and 60x digital zoom. Yes, it looks like Oppo is working on an improved version of this lens, which can bring more zoom and better flexibility. The company is also said to be working on a special high-res sensor to pair with this lens.
Oppo has shown 125W fast charging that can reach calls soon. This will stabilize the phone with a 4,000mAh battery (medium size) in less than 25 minutes. At the same time, the company has demonstrated 65W wireless charging similar to its powerful cable speeds.
Oppo recently copied a light-powered Li-Fi connected phone to create high-speed high-speed connections, but this seems less reliable than the Find X3.
What we want to see in the Oppo Find X3
Here are some of the tweaks, changes and new additions we want to see in the Oppo Find X3 series.
We have one complaint similar to all the Oppo Find X2 Smartphones we have tested: none of them have wireless chargers. It’s understandable for budget inclusion in the range, but if we were given a Pro rating, we would expect it there.
Oppo has shown its 65W wireless charging since it got the X2 launch, so we’d love to see that with phones if possible, but if the company chooses to go wireless with its mid-range phones it makes sense again.
Wireless charging is very useful for people with such chargers, and with the Find X2 phones being a high-end product as they are, we would like to see this one combination.
Improved cameras in non-Pro units
While the Oppo Find X2 Pro was a complete camera, some of the phones on the line were ‘very good’, with lenses and other sensors you could expect from a lost price table.
We’d love to see the Find X3 phones all receive Ultra-wide lenses and telephoto, gun acquisition and close range. Depth of perception and macro cameras are not always very effective, and they are not in the position of zooming.
Sure, Oppo’s post-process optimization is a real masterpiece that makes your images look great in Pro, but we’d love to see the company’s great technology come from many devices.
High price max
While the Oppo Find X2 line had inexpensive devices like the Lite, if you wanted a real high-end phone you wasted a number of stars. In fact, some may argue that it was too expensive.
The Oppo Find X2 Pro is very similar to the OnePlus 8 Pro in many ways, and while driven competitors in one or two areas (like its zoom camera or screen optimization tech), it is more expensive.
If Oppo wants its Get X3 devices to really compete with their competitors, especially the OnePlus, the Pro model should come out with a slightly lower price.
Faux skin on most phones
You could buy the Oppo Find X2 Pro with a faux leather jacket in it, and it made the phone feel so amazing (and easy to hold without throwing). We’d love to see all phones normally use this feature, but this article is about the Oppo Find X3, so we’d really like these phones to retrieve the functionality.
In fact, while only the Find X2 Pro can get into the material, we would like to see other Find X3 phones come with it – perhaps with the Lite model, though it may increase the price a bit.
This item on our wish list could be contradictory – it’s hard to find a wireless charger on a smartphone if you’re wearing vegan leather. But the point of the wish list is to create a dream line of all the meanings and features we would like to see, so we will beat the possible absence of this.
Another inexpensive 5G phone
We will end this list by saying that we want Oppo to repeat what it has done in the Get X2 series, by installing a less expensive 5G phone in the way of the Get X2 Lite.
This phone gets 5G in the hands of people who might want it, but are driven by the fact that most 5G phones are premium devices. Now you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a 5G connection.
We’d love to see the same thing happen in the Get X3 series, keeping the 5G ball rolling cheap.