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Oppo Find X5: here’s everything we know so far

While it's quite a way off, we're already thinking about the Oppo Find X4 series and what changes it could make from the X3....
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The Oppo Find X5 is set to debut on February 24, a fact we know because the company itself has confirmed it. 

This is set to be the company’s next big flagship, and it’ll be a close rival for the rivals from the Samsung Galaxy S22, Xiaomi 12 and OnePlus 10 ranges, which are also its contemporaries.

We gave positive reviews to the Find X3 Pro, Find X3 Neo and Find X3 Lite, and we’re expecting successors to all of those to come on the February launch date.

Oppo’s Find X line has come to represent true premiumness, with top camera specs, good-looking displays and elegant designs – though so far they’ve failed to rank as high as rivals from Samsung, Xiaomi and OnePlus in our list of the best smartphones

While the company has confirmed the phone’s launch date, it hasn’t said much more about the phone – luckily leaks and rumors fill in lots of those gaps. Below, you can read everything there is to know, as well as what we want to see from these phones.

Latest news

Oppo has confirmed that its new phone is the Oppo Find X5, and that it’s set to launch on February 24.

Oppo Find X5: cut to the chase

What is it? Oppo’s 2022 flagship lineWhen is it out? By the end of March 2022How much will it cost? One premium, one mid-ranged and one budget model

Oppo Find X5 release date and price

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Oppo has confirmed its next-gen flagship phone will be revealed on February 24, so that’s when we’ll see the new devices.

Regarding prices, there will probably be a Pro, Neo and Lite entry in the line, as a top-end, mid-range and entry-level entry respectively, each with a different price, so the Oppo Find X4 line could hit a few price points.

The Oppo Find X3 Pro cost Oppo Find X3 Pro will cost £1,099 / AU$1,699 (roughly $1500), the Neo started at £699 / AU$1,199 (around $975) and the Lite went for £379 / AU$749 (around $530), so we could see similar prices for the Oppo Find X4 entries.

However, at least for the Pro models, we’ve consistently complained about the high prices of those phones, so hopefully we could see a lower cost.

Oppo Find X5 leaks and rumors

We’ve actually had some Oppo Find X details confirmed by the company itself. The main one is the MariSilicon X neural processing unit which brings AI optimization smarts to photography – you can read more about the MariSilicon X here.

The company has also confirmed that the phone will come with the top-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset.

Arguably the most important leaked news is that there will be three members of the family – presumably a Lite, Neo and Pro like last year.

The Pro has been detailed extensively in a big leak: apparently, it’ll have a 6.7-inch display with a 2K resolution, 120Hz refresh rate and AMOLED tech. It’s said to have a 5,000mAh battery, 80W wired charging, 50W wireless charging, a 32MP front-facing camera, a 50MP main camera, a 50MP ultra-wide camera and a third 13MP telephoto camera. A lot of these details have now been backed up by a second leak.

However information from a separate source suggests one phone from the Find X4 line will come with a 50MP Sony IMX766 main camera, a 13MP telephoto camera capable of up to 2x optical zoom and a 3MP microscopic camera.

Elsewhere, a database listing points to both the Oppo Find X5 and the Find X5 Pro having a 50MP main camera with optical image stabilization, and both also having a 32MP front-facing camera.

A previous Oppo Find X4 leak was that it may come with 125W charging. This is a technology that Oppo has already unveiled, but at the time it didn’t confirm it’d be available on its upcoming flagship smartphones.

According to tipster Digital Chat Station, some members of the Find X4 family will feature the technology. That would make this specific device the fastest charging smartphone in the world, unless any manufacturer beats Oppo to the title.

We don’t yet know which models would feature the tech, but history would suggest that this sort of feature would be exclusive to the Pro model. That may mean we see something like 65W charging on the standard Oppo Find X4.

What we want to see

Here are some changes and new features we want to see in the Oppo Find X5 line, compared to previous Oppo phones and the range’s competition.

(Image credit: Future)

1. Some lower prices

If we had to give some feedback on previous Oppo Find phones, especially the Pro models, our first response, written in size-72 font, in bold, and in all caps, would be ‘make it cheaper’.

The Find X Pro phones are incredibly pricey, and the Neo phones often aren’t quite competitive for their costs either, and while there’s lots to love about the phones, they can be hard to recommend to people who don’t have bunches of cash ready to spend.

If Oppo reduced the prices of its phones, even by a little bit, they’d be much easier to recommend as great value-for-money devices.

2. Bring back the (faux) leather

The Oppo Find X2 Pro could be bought in a premium-feeling faux leather version (otherwise known as vegan leather), which felt great to hold and was easily grippable too. The Find X3 Pro line dropped this lovely-feeling material, for a standard glass back.

We’d like to see the return of faux leather – it’s a material that signifies the kind of premium-ness the Pro phone’s price tag brings. 

Now that even mid-range phones have top specs, the design department is one of the few bastions top-end phones have left with which to prove themselves, and we’d like to see the Oppo Find X5 Pro win in this department.

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom (Image credit: Future)

3. A better zoom camera

The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom was named after its hybrid 10x zoom lens, which was great for taking pictures of far-away things, and a few other Oppo phones (including the Find X2 Pro) used it too.

The company has stopped using this camera though, and its Find X3 series didn’t have amazing zoom capabilities as a result. Instead, the focus was on ultra-wide and, in the case of the Pro phone, microscope, photography.

But zooming is, for some people, a really important part of the phone photography experience, and we’d like to see the camera brought back. If not, we’d at least like to see a similar alternative.

4. A microSD slot

While modern mobiles come with lots of internal storage, professionals or power-users will sometimes want even more space on their phone for apps, videos or photos.

That’s where MicroSD slots come in, as they can bump up a handset’s internal storage to 1TB or even higher. However lots of companies have started dropping the slots from phones, Oppo included.

We’d like to see some of the Find X5 phones – at least the Pro model, because as the name suggests that’s designed for professionals – have the MicroSD slot again.

(Image credit: Future)

5. Orange

Orange is arguably the best color for a smartphone – it’s bold and vibrant, eye-catching and attractive. In second and third place come red and yellow, for the same reasons.

The Oppo Find X2 Pro came in a lovely orange shade, making it one of the most attractive smartphones we’d seen, but the Find X3 Pro just came in blue. It was a little dull in comparison.

We want an orange phone again, so you can see it a mile away.

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