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Oppo’s Find X series started with one of the most innovative form factors on the market. The original Find X (2018) amazed us all with its hidden sliding camera system that allowed for a stunning all-screen design. This was a one-time thing, however, and the name Find X no longer represented such an experimental and futuristic approach. Instead, the series has matured and is now offering serious competition to flagship Android phones from the likes of Samsung and Google.

The Find X5 Pro doesn’t look very different from the Find X3 Pro that came before it (there was no Find X4, as this number is often skipped in China for superstitious reasons), but it does make some major improvements over its predecessor. As we look forward to the Oppo Find X6 series, can we expect another iterative release, or are we in the process of making some more exciting changes? Here’s everything we know so far.

Will there be an Oppo Find X6 series?

While there’s no official word yet from Oppo on the Find X6 series, leaks have already started to surface so we can confirm it’s on the cards. Although Oppo has avoided the Find X4 name, there is no reason to believe that it will not match the Find X6 naming of the next series. You never know – Oppo could surprise us all and go in a whole new marketing direction. But as it stands, our money is in the Find X6 series. It will likely consist of a regular Find X6, the cheaper Lite option, and the better Find X6 Pro to succeed the Find X5 Pro. There may be a new model as well, but that didn’t happen in 2021, so we’re less confident about that.

When will the Oppo Find X6 release date be?

We don’t have a confirmed release date for the Find X6 series of devices, but we can make an informed guess by looking back at years past. The Find X3 series was announced in March 2021. Then the Find X5 series was revealed in February 2022 before being made available the following month. This means that we can pencil in March 2023 to launch the Find X6 series with a reasonable degree of certainty.

Regardless of when it’s released, don’t expect an official release in North America. Despite the growing popularity in Europe, the flagship phones of Oppo have not yet reached the US market.

What features and specifications will the Oppo Find X6 series have?

Oppo Find X5 Pro Home Screen in Stand

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Information about the X6 series was pretty thin on the ground until early November 2022 when we got our first proper leak regarding the specifications of the upcoming Pro model. We can also expect a major departure from previous entries in the series when it comes to beauty, according to the leaks.

Specifications and Features

Yogesh Prair Oppo Find X6 Pro

The first drop in information came courtesy of Yogesh Brar who shared Twitter initial specs list. Much of it is unsurprising, like the inclusion of Qualcomm’s next flagship processor – but confirmed as Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 – and the same 50W wireless charging as the Find X5 Pro. Even more interesting is the apparent use of Sony’s one-inch IMX989 sensor for the phone’s main camera. This is the same sensor found in the Xiaomi 12S Ultra and it promises improved low-light photography and even better portrait shots. The 50MP ultra-wide camera looks familiar, but the so-called 50MP zoom lens would be a huge upgrade. Since the X5 Pro has been abandoned with its 13MP, 2x optical telephoto shooter, it’s reassuring to know that Oppo will likely use new hardware. The leak also points to a 32MP selfie camera – presumably the same before – and Hasselblad set again.

The Find X5 Pro let us down with its poor telephoto camera, so it’s reassuring that Oppo will likely opt for more powerful zoom devices this time around.

Elsewhere on the X6 Pro, it’s a familiar story – a 6.7-inch LTPO OLED display, a 5,000mAh battery with 100W wired charging, and a next-generation Marisilicon X2 image signal processor. Promoted configurations include 8GB or 12GB RAM with 128GB/256GB/512GB storage options. It will ship with Color OS 13 running Android 13, in which Oppo introduced the new “Aquamorphic” design language (lots of blue and white, mainly).

design

Oppo Find X5 Pro on the back

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There’s not much to go on when it comes to the upcoming design of the Oppo Find X6 series, but leaked Chinese Digital Chat Station has shared a sketch on Weibo that suggests a new camera layout on the back. If true, this means that the consistent design language we’ve seen in the past two releases will give way to a rounded camera module reminiscent of recent Xiaomi and Honor devices (not to mention the whole host of other phones that have used this design in recent years).

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This is unfortunate, as Oppo has developed a premium look for the latest two Find X Pro devices. The way the curved ceramic rear blends into the raised camera module was a must-see sight, setting the phone apart from the crowd. While it’s disappointing that the Find X6 Pro seems to walk away from this unique visual appearance, we can still expect high-quality materials and build quality, as with any high-end Oppo device. The first CAD renders of the Find X5 Pro came out in December 2021, so we can expect more confirmation of the X6 Pro’s design in the coming months.

What will be the prices of the Oppo Find X6 series?

There’s no news on pricing – officially or otherwise – for the upcoming Find X6 series yet, but we can look at last year’s models to give us an idea of ​​what to expect. The initial retail prices for each were as follows:

  • Oppo Find X5 Pro – £1,049 / €1,299 (about $1,239)
  • Oppo Find X5 – £749/€999 (~$884)
  • Oppo Find X5 Lite – £419/€499 (about $495)

Oppo’s pricing for the Find X5 series hasn’t been very competitive, so we’d love to see it go down a bit next time. In fact, the prices are likely to be similar. Hopefully we won’t see the kind of price hike Apple has implemented on the latest iPhones, especially since we haven’t seen the same from Android phone manufacturers this year. You never know, though – if Oppo’s costs go up, we might see that pass on to consumers.

Oppo Find X6 series: what we want to see

The Oppo Find X6 Pro scored high in our review, but there’s still room for improvement if the flagship Oppo really wants to go toe-to-toe with Samsung’s Galaxy S lineup and Google Pixels. Here are the top things we’d like to see when the new phones land.

Most competitive camera system

Oppo Find X5 Pro camera lens is close

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Of the three rear cameras on the Find X5 Pro, the primary and wide-angle lenses are impressive, even if the main camera tends to increase color saturation at times. The zoom lens, by contrast, was a huge disappointment, so hopefully this is where Oppo focuses on its camera improvements in the Find X6 Pro. A periscope lens with an optical zoom 2x more than its predecessor is essential if Oppo is to bridge the gap with its competitors. Leaked schematics suggest it might be on the cards, so fingers crossed for it.

flat screen

This is always divisive, but plenty of reviewers and users found the Find X5 Pro’s curved screen frustrating. I’ve never been a fan of the highly curved edges due to the distorted colors and content, although I’ll admit they feel good to the touch. We’ll likely get the same screen for the Find X6 Pro, since that’s what the leaked specs suggest, so don’t expect that wish to come true.

Improved software experience with fewer bloatware

OPPO ColorOS 13

OPPO ColorOS 13

A bloated software issue with so many options and apps is one we’ve long had to contend with when it comes to Chinese phones, and Oppo devices are no exception. The Find X6 series will be launched with Color OS 13, along with an updated watercolor design language. It sure looks nice and performs fast, but if Oppo can get rid of some unnecessary bulge and simplify the software experience, it will go a long way to making the Find X6 series a success.

If Oppo can eliminate some issues and simplify the software experience, it will go a long way to making the Find X6 series a success.

The company has made great strides with its Android skin in recent years, but cutting it down further will be sure to please European users.

low price

It’s hard to recommend spending more than £1,000 on any smartphone, especially when you can get the Google Pixel 7 Pro for £849 (and possibly less by the time the Find X6 Pro comes out). If Oppo wants to be competitive, it’s better to lower its prices. Obviously, it’s hard to do without making a few trade-offs, but sister brands OnePlus and Vivo have managed to lower the prices of their latest flagships, so let’s hope this is a company-wide trend that Oppo’s Find X6 series is heading as well.

US version

As with most Chinese smartphones, we don’t expect Oppo to launch the Find X6 series in the US, no matter how we wish that to happen. This will be another for mainly European and Asian markets. But hey, we can hope!

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