Oppo Find X3 Neo and Find X3 Lite launched as low-cost Find X3 Pro alternatives
Oppo has launched two watered-down iterations of the Oppo Find X3 Pro called the Oppo Find X3 Neo and Oppo Find X3 Lite. While the former serves as a replacement for the vanilla Find X3 variant, the latter is essentially an Oppo Reno 5 with a fresh coat of paint. Both phones will be available for pre-order on March 18, with sales starting on April 1. The Oppo Find X3 Neo will cost EUR 799 (US$955) and the Oppo Find X3 Lite EUR 499 (US$596).
Oppo Find X3 Neo
Starting with the Oppo Find X3 Neo, we get a 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel clocked at 90Hz. Unlike last year's Find X2 series, the non-Pro variant lacks all the bells and whistles of the maxed-out version. Features such as 10-bit colour depth seem to be missing, but that's ok, given the Oppo Find X3 Neo's price.
The Oppo Find X3 Neo features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, coupled with up to 12GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage, once again putting it one generation behind the Find X3 Pro. Thankfully, it uses its siblings 4,500mAh battery that supports fast charging at 65W. Wireless charging support seems to be missing, though.
Moving on to the camera subsystem, the Oppo Find X3 Neo gets a 50MP Sony IMX sensor, but it is coupled with a 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 13MP telephoto lens and a 2MP macro sensor, presumably a different model. The 32MP selfie camera remains the same. The Oppo Find X3 Neo's video recording prowess is the same as the Find X3 Pro.
Oppo Find X3 Lite
As mentioned earlier, the Oppo Find X3 Lite is a rebadged Oppo Reno 5. Some of its key specifications include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset, 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and 128GB of UFS 2.0 storage. It draws power from a slightly smaller 4,300mAh cell that can be charged at 65W.
The Oppo Find X3 Lite has a 6.4-inch FHD+ OLED screen with a refresh rate of 90Hz. Its 32MP selfie camera sits in a hole-punch at the screen's top-left corner. At the back, we get four camera modules; a 64MP wide-angle lens, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. At the very least, you get a headphone jack and expandable storage for your troubles; we can't say the same for the Oppo Find X3 Neo, though.
Both the Oppo Find X3 Lite and Oppo Find X3 Pro run Android 11 customised with ColorOS 11.2 out of the box. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.1, 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, a USB Type-C Port, and NFC. An under-display fingerprint scanner is present on both smartphones.