Oppo Find X4 Pro release date, price and spec rumors
The first signs of what we can expect from Oppo’s next flagship phone for 2022 have started to appear.
These include a move to the latest premium Snapdragon mobile processor and faster charging. Here’s everything we know so far about the Oppo Find X4 Pro.
When will the Oppo Find X4 be released?
While there is no official release date as such, during Qualcomm’s Snapdragon summit in December 2021, Oppo confirmed that its next flagship device will come with the chipmaker’s new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. (making it one of the first to adopt the platform) and is said to launch in the first quarter of 2022.
Our next flagship + @Snapdragon👇’s next mobile platform
Your smartphone experience, enhanced 💪
Are you ready? #SnapdragonSummit
– OPPO (@oppo)
December 1, 2021
Given that the last two generations of Find X flagships arrived in March, it stands to reason that Oppo won’t change course, which leads us to assume that we’ll be seeing both the Find X4 and the Find X4 Pro. debut in March 2022.
How much will the Oppo Find X4 cost?
We don’t have any details on the cost of the Oppo Find X4 Pro (or the standard model, for that matter) at the time of writing, so we need to look at previous entries to give us a clue. Here’s how the last two generations have lined up, although US prices are only a rough guess because Oppo doesn’t sell directly to that state:
As you can see, these are flagship devices and as such come at flagship prices. They’re still cheaper than their closest rivals, such as the Samsung S21 Ultra, which will set you back £ 1,149 / € 1,249 / US $ 1,299.99 (based on its suggested retail price), but that’s a good deal of the money you will have on hand. for a premium handset.
If Oppo sticks to the price of previous models, you’ll obviously need to save up to £ 1,099 / € 1,149 / US $ 1,465 if you want to buy one. There is a possibility of a slight increase, however, with the global chip shortage and supply chain restrictions linked to the pandemic leading to increased costs which are passed on to the consumer.
What new features will we see in the Oppo Find X4 Pro?
Obviously, as we pointed out above, the biggest novelty will be the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. This is a new brand of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series chips that have served the top mobile market. range for years at this point.
Qualcomm is now turning Snapdragon into its own sub-brand and at the same time simplifying the naming system. So you will no longer have names like “Snapdragon 888” or “870G”, but rather something like “Snapdragon 8 Gen 1”, “Gen 2” and so on.
Oppo’s vice president of overseas sales announced that “we are committed to bringing high-end 5G smartphones, such as the Find X3 series, to consumers, so we are delighted with the launch of the mobile platform. Snapdragon 8. Oppo maintains a close relationship with Qualcomm Technologies and we believe the new mobile platform will bring immense improvements and powerful performance to the next generation of flagship smartphones. “
Qualcomm has confirmed that the new 8 Gen 1 is based on a Samsung-based 4nm manufacturing process and will also bring additional capabilities in terms of AI and camera functionality.
You’ll also find these new processors in products from a wide range of competing manufacturers, with Xiaomi, OnePlus, Honor, Motorola and others already confirming their support for the new platform. In fact, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun said that the “Xiaomi 12 will be the world’s first smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1”, later adding that it would be “available soon”, beating Oppo to the punch in getting its next flagship product on the market before the end of 2021.
Other than the chipset, we don’t know much about the rest of the Oppo Find X4 Pro (or base Find X4) specs at this point. We have seen some reports – including one from GSMArena – suggesting that the camera resolution will remain the same as on the Find X3 Pro from 2021. This suggests a setup with a 50Mp F /Main camera 1.8 26mm, one 50Mp F /2.2 16mm 110˚ ultra wide, a 13Mp F /2.4 52mm telephoto lens and a 3Mp F /Microscope objective 3.0 – but with adjustments to the sensors to improve performance.
Tipster Digital Chat Station claims that fast battery charge speeds will drop from 65W – like on the Find X3 Pro – to 80W faster, which should mean you can go from 0% to 100% in a shorter period of time. This will undoubtedly impress in practice, as in our review of the Oppo Find X3 Pro we were able to fully charge the device in just over 30 minutes. Hopefully the X4 Pro will also keep the fast wireless charging feature of its predecessor, because it was also pretty darn fast – fully recharging our test unit in 80 minutes.
The DCS leak also points to a familiar 6.7-inch QHD + AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, while the front-facing camera is expected to display a resolution of 32MP.
To see how the Oppo X3 Pro was equipped, here’s a specification breakdown:
- 6.7-inch, QHD +, AMOLED, dynamic 120 Hz, 10-bit curved-edge display
- In-display optical fingerprint sensor
- Gorilla Glass 5 (front and back)
- Aluminum alloy frame
- IP68 certified
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
- 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM
- 256 GB non-expandable UFS 3.1 storage
- Main camera 50Mp, f / 1.8, 1 / 1.56 “with All Pixel PDAF and OIS
- Ultra wide 50Mp camera, f / 2.2, 1 / 1.56 “with All Pixel PDAF
- 13Mp telephoto, f / 2.4 2x
- 3Mp micro lens camera, f / 3.0
- Rear video up to 4K @ 60fps
- 32Mp front camera, f / 2.4
- Front video up to 1080p @ 30fps
- Stereo speakers
- Dual SIM
- Wi-Fi 6
- Bluetooth 5.2
- 4500mAh battery
- Fast charge 65W
- 30W wireless charging
- 10W reverse wireless charging
- 163.6 x 74.0 x 8.26 mm
The Oppo Find X3 Pro is already a powerful smartphone, so we’re excited that the addition of a next-level chipset and all the other improvements Oppo can make to the Find X4 and Find X4 Pro. Fortunately, it looks like we’ll find out very soon.
In the meantime, take a look at our roundup of the best smartphones, to see other interesting flagships competing for your money.