(Pocket-lint) - Last year, Oppo released its Find X2 series, and now, its successor, the Oppo Find X3 series, has started to leak.

Oppo is one of the bigger Chinese phone makers, and its Find X line is its flagship offering. The Oppo Find X2 series broke away from the first-generation Find X (which only consisted of one device) by offering four different phones: the standard, the Find X2 Pro, the Find X2 Lite, and the Find X2 Neo.

So, this all has us wondering what to expect from the Oppo Find X3, including how many models will the series feature? Here is a look at all the leaks surrounding the devices so far.

Release date and price

  • 11 March 2021 event?
  • Available 14 April
  • Between £399/$530 and £1099/$1450?

Oppo hinted that the Find X3 series will arrive at an event in March 2021 and it's claimed the date of the event will be 11 March, with pre-orders starting 29 March and availability from 14 April.

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It looks like there could be four models, with a standard Find X3, as well as an X3 Pro, X3 Lite and X3 Neo.

There is no word on pricing as yet - understandably given the series hasn't been announced. The price of the Find X2 series ranges from £399 (about $530) for the Find X2 Lite, to £1,099 (about $1,450) for the Find X2 Pro.

It's probably fair to assume the Find X3 will fall within the ballpark of these two prices, depending on the models and specs.

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Design

  • Curved rear, 8mm thick
  • 190g
  • Blue, black, white colour options

In terms of design, it's been claimed the Oppo Find X3 Pro will be 8mm thick and weigh about 190 grams. The screen and "ceramic glaze-like or matte-frosted glass backs" are said to be curved. It's claimed the X3 Pro will launch in black and blue colours, with a white model to come.

The finished look is somewhat peculiar, unlike anything we have seen before. The camera unit is the real focus though. It's such a feature that separates the Find series as the flagship from Oppo's mid-range Reno devices.

The Oppo X3 Neo is also expected to have a curved display, while it's said the X3 Lite will have a flat display.

Display

  • 6.7-inch, OLED
  • 3K resolution (3216 x 1440), 525ppi
  • 10Hz to 120Hz refresh rate
  • Full-path colour management system

Various leaks have reported on the Find X3 Pro's display, which is said to be a 6.7-inch OLED panel, complete with a 3216 x 1440 resolution for a pixel density of 525ppi. The Neo is also expected to have a 6.7-inch screen.

If those figures look a little strange, it's likely down to the 19.5:9 aspect ratio the X3 Pro is reported to have. The panel is also said to sport an adaptive dynamic frame rate of 10Hz to 120Hz.

There's also a "full-path colour management system" so images captured by the reported quad-camera array can be shown in up to 1.07-billion colours. During Inno Day 2020, Oppo teased this system for its next flagship series.

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The upcoming Oppo Find X3 series will support the full DCI-P3 wide colour gamut and 10-bit color depth across "capture, storage, and display", which means it'll reproduce more accurate colours. Oppo calls this new system the "full-path colour management system". The company also confirmed that it will jump from a native 8-bit display to a native 10-bit display for its next flagship.

As part of this whole announcement, Oppo detailed a new feature for those who suffer from colour vision deficiency: Colour Correction Solution 2.0. It's built on top of Android's default colour correction mode in Accessibility settings. It will go beyond the three colour options and offer greater flexibility in colour correction so that users can further customise their screens to suit their preferences.

Hardware and specs

  • Snapdragon 888 with 12GB of RAM for Pro
  • 4500mAh battery, wireless charging
  • 5G capable

Oppo confirmed via a press release in December 2020 that its next flagship would use the 5G-capable Snapdragon 888 chipset, though the company didn't mention the Find X3 by name.

The Oppo Find X3 Pro model - sporting a Qualcomm chipset with the Snapdragon 888 level of performance, 12GB of RAM, and Android 11 - popped up Geekbench though. It featured the model name CPH2173 - the Find X2 had the model name CPH2023, while the Find X2 Pro had CPH2025, so it all fits together, especially as this model number also appeared on FCC.

The Find X3 Pro is also said to include a 4500mAh battery with support for both 65 Watt SuperVOOC 2.0 wired charging and 30W VOOC Air wireless charging. The Find X3 Pro spec sheet spotted on the FCC's website revealed it will come with a dual-battery setup: one is a 2200mAh capacity and the other is a 2250mAh unit. This combines to offer a 4450mAh capacity, the two cells making faster charging possible.

Camera

  • Quad camera expected

The Oppo Find X3 Pro has extensively leaked with talk of a pair of Sony 50-megapixel IMX766 image sensors (wide-angle and ultra-wide modules), as well as 13MP telephoto (2x optical zoom) and 3MP "microscope" (25x zoom) cameras. The latter module might have lights around its lens.

There are also rumours of the main camera being a 16-megapixel lens - or possibly 64-megapixel, if it's using four-in-one pixel binning. Photos clearly show it's a quad camera, but right now the details don't all accurately add up.

    Oppo Find X3: What's happened so far?

    Here is everything we have head so far about the Oppo Find X3 series.

    23 February 2021: Oppo Find X3 series launch date and pre-order info leak out

    Leaker Jon Prosser claimed the Oppo Find X3 would be revealed on 11 March, with pre-orders starting 31 March and the launch starting 14 April. He also mentioned three models: Pro, Lite and Neo. 

    2 February 2021: Oppo Find X3 Pro leaks again, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 to feature

    More info has come to light about the flagship handset, following benchmarks appearing on a cloud testing platform.

    20 January 2021: Oppo Find X3 Pro specs appear on FCC

    Oppo Find X3 Pro specifications have appeared on the FCC certification website, revealing battery, fast charging, and more.

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    13 January 2021: Oppo teases March launch event

    Oppo shared a new post on Weibo that says "Impossible Surface, See you in March", revealing that it has planned a launch event in March.

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    13 January 2021: Pictures of the incoming flagship

    Images of the handset have leaked online, as presented by Voice.

    5 January 2021: Oppo Find X3 with Snapdragon 888 spec'd on Geekbench

    The upcoming Oppo Find X3 (or possibly X3 Pro) has popped up on Geekbench.

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    8 December 2020: This Oppo Find X3 Pro leak highlights key features

    Evan Blass has published a report detailing the upcoming Find X3 Pro. He indicated the company will improve the display and camera, as well as the design, performance, battery, charging, and other features. The phone is expected to launch within a few months, Blass said.

    23 November 2020: Oppo Find X3 could have a Snapdragon 875 chipset and a sharp screen

    Digital Chat Station posted on Weibo that a flagship phone coming in the first quarter of 2021 will have a top-end Snapdragon 875 chipset, a 3K resolution screen with a high refresh rate, fast charging, and just a dual-lens camera.

    28 October 2020: New Oppo phone might arrive with Snapdragon 870

    Qualcomm's 870 will sit as a more affordable chip, and Digital Chat Station has revealed Oppo is developing a phone that will use it.

    Writing by Maggie Tillman. Editing by Britta O'Boyle.