The Oppo Find X5 Pro is already more than a year old and it’s about time for the brand to release its all-new flagship for 2023. The Chinese smartphone maker is expected to launch the Find X6 series in the coming weeks and clear photos of the new flagship have finally surfaced online.
Unlike its predecessors such as the Find X3 Pro and Find X5 Pro, the latest Find X6 Pro flagship has ditched its distinctive and seamless camera island for a huge circular camera bump. It still retains a triple-camera setup which now looks like a smiley face with a odd-ly placed off-centred “mouth”. Similar to its predecessor, the latest Oppo flagship still gets Hasselblad co-engineered cameras with a MariSilicon image processing chip.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra will be sold globally, but OPPO Find X6 Pro will not.— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) March 10, 2023
Following the launch of the Find N2 Flip foldable for global markets, it appears that Oppo might take a different approach for flagship launches this year. According to serial leakster @UniverseIce, the Oppo Find X6 Pro would not be sold globally, possibly hinting that this would be a China-only device similar to the larger Oppo Find N2. That’s probably bad news for those who are looking for a top-of-the-line candybar flagship smartphone from Oppo this year.
Being a 2023 flagship, the Find X6 Pro will be running on Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 but word has it that a MediaTek Dimensity 9200 would be offered as an option as well. For the non-Pro model, the Oppo Find X6 is said to be running on last year’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.
To keep up with the competition in the photography department, the new Find X6 Pro is expected to come with triple 50MP cameras which include a 1″ Sony IMX989 sensor for its main shooter. For the display, the Find X6 Pro would retain its 120Hz Quad HD AMOLED screen but it is said to come with one of the brightest panels yet boasting beyond 2,000 nits of peak brightness.
Looking at the other flagship devices from BBK Electronics such as the Vivo X90 Pro and the OnePlus 11, it seems that the Chinese smartphone group is taking a conservative approach this year following last year’s global slowdown for smartphone shipments. With the majority of Android flagships hitting the RM5,000 mark, it is harder to sway consumers away from Apple which dominates the top-tier segment. If the brand aims to stand out, Oppo could put more focus on foldables this year and it would be interesting if they could release the Find N2 globally at a price which undercuts the Galaxy Z Fold series.
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