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Oppo’s Find X2 Pro will launch in Australia by mid-year


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Oppo's latest flagship will cost just $1,599 for a dual-band capable 5G phone with triple cameras, 60x zoom and a battery that recharges in just 38 minutes.

Oppo's newest flagship phone is the Oppo Find X2 Pro, and it will launch in Australia before the end of the 2nd quarter of 2020, according to statements made to Finder by Oppo Australia representatives.

The Oppo Find X2 Pro differs from some of Oppo's more recent flagships because it's not actually a "full screen" style phone, a la the Oppo Find X or Oppo Reno 5G. Those phones used different styles of pop-up cameras to enable them to dedicate almost all of their front display to actual screen.

Instead, the Oppo Find X2 Pro has a small "punch hole" style camera array for selfie purposes, although this does mean that you don't have to wait for the camera to shuffle into play if selfie inspiration strikes you. What's more, it also means that the Oppo Find X2 Pro is IP68 rated for water resistance.

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That punch hole camera sits on a 6.7-inch 3,168 x 1,440 pixel display with a 120Hz refresh rate. James Dellenty, Find Series Product Manager at Oppo Australia commented to Finder that he expects "most flagship 5G phones in 2020 to support 120Hz", so Oppo has gone a little further with the Find X2 Pro.

For a start, it'll support that same 3,168 x 1,440 resolution whether you've got it in battery-saving 60Hz mode or smoother 120Hz mode, something that the 120Hz capable Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra can't manage. Oppo says that what it's calling the Ultra Vision Screen on the Oppo Find X2 Pro has broken records by DisplayMate for its colour clarity, with support for HDR10+ and the ability to upscale 30fps content to 60 or even 120fps for an "HDR-like" experience even with standard definition video.

Ultra Vision is also the naming that Oppo is giving the Oppo Find X2 Pro's camera system, which comprises a primary 48MP Sony IMX689 f/1.7 wide-angle sensor, paired with a 48MP 120 degree f/2.2 ultrawide sensor and periscope-style 13MP f3.0 telephoto lens with support for 10x hybrid and up to 60x digital zoom. It can shoot 12-bit RAW images if you sit on the pro side of the fence, and Oppo says its new low light engine can work to enhance shots both late at night and for better highlights in regular daytime shooting.

Oppo is backing up that claim with a hefty score from well-regarded online camera benchmarking site DXOMark. Oppo claims that the Oppo Find X2 Pro has a DXOMark score of 124, putting it equal first with the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro at the time of writing.

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The Oppo Find X2 Pro is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 processor with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of onboard storage, although there's no support for storage expansion. Depending on precisely when the Oppo Find X2 Pro launches in Australia, it may be the first Snapdragon 865 phone we see here. International models of the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra run on the Snapdragon 865, but here in Australia we instead get the variant running on Samsung's own Exynos 990 silicon.

On the battery front, Oppo has gone a little conservative when it comes to 2020 flagships, with just 4,260mAh of power sitting in the Oppo Find X2 Pro's sealed battery compartment. However, it's hoping to stand out with a new generation of its in-house SuperVOOC charging standard.

The Oppo Find X2 Pro will support charging at up to 65W, which means it can top up 40% of its battery in just 10 minutes of charging time. Oppo's claim is that 38 minutes plugged in with its SuperVOOC charger is all you'll need to get it from flat to a 100% charge.

Oppo will sell the Oppo Find X2 Pro in Australia in a regular ceramic black finish, or a slightly more fancy "vegan leather" orange finish with a gold Oppo nameplate on the back. There's no price difference between the two finishes, so that's very much a question of personal taste.

Oppo will sell the Oppo Find X2 Pro in Australia by the end of the second quarter of 2020, with pricing set at $1,599. That's very competitive for a flagship 2020 phone, where we're now regularly seeing phones start at $2,000 or even higher.

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