MWC 2022 | Oppo Find X5 Pro unveiled with a 120 Hz WQHD+ screen, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, an in-house MariSilicon X NPU, and more
The Oppo Find X5 Pro was the subject of a lot of hype in the past few weeks. Rumours suggested that the smartphone would run both the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and MediaTek Dimensity 9000. However, the latter will likely debut in China and remain exclusive to the region, leaving internal markets with the (somewhat) inferior Qualcomm offering. That being said, the Oppo Find X5 Pro packs some powerful hardware and bears an appropriate price tag of €1,299. It will be available for purchase starting March 21, 2022.
Starting with the screen, the Oppo Find X5 Pro runs a 6.7-inch QHD+ (3,216 x 1,440) panel with a 120 Hz refresh rate (dynamic), 1,000 Hz touch sampling rate and 1,300 nits peak brightness. Oppo claims that the 10-bit HDR10+ panel can display over 1 billion covers and encompass the entirety of the sRGB and DCI-P3 colour gamut. The phone's 32 MP selfie camera sits in a hole-punch cutout at the top-left corner of the screen.
As mentioned earlier, the Oppo Find X5 Pro packs a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. One can couple it with 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Interestingly, that is the sole configuration with no flexibility offered in memory and storage. To make matters worse, the Oppo Find X5 Pro does not feature a micro SD card slot. That's a tad disappointing, given the laundry list of camera features the phone offers.
Much like its predecessors, the Oppo Find X5 Pro is mostly about its camera prowess. At the back, there are four sensors, a 50 MP (f1.7) Sony IMX 766 primary lens, a 50 MP (f/2.2) Sony IMX 766 ultra-wide-angle lens, a 13 MP (f/2.4) telephoto lens and a 13-channel spectral sensor. 5-axis OIS (3-axis sensor-shift and 2-axis lens-shift) is also offered on the wide-angle lens.
Oppo's in-house MariSilicon X Imaging NPU, fabbed on a 6 nm process, can perform TOPS (trillion operations per second), thereby allowing the camera to shoot low-light video at 4K. HDR videos can be recorded in 20-bit with a 120 dB dynamic range. Furthermore, its 13-channel spectral sensor works in tandem with the powerful ISP to better recreate the colours of a scene. Interestingly enough, 8K video recording isn't on the spec sheet, despite it being commonplace on most modern-day Android flagships.
Other Oppo Find X5 Pro specs include a dual-cell 5,000 mAh battery that supports 80 W fast charging over a wire and 50 W wirelessly, and the latter requires a proprietary charger from Oppo. On the software side, it runs Android 12 customised with ColourOS 12. Wireless connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, and NFC. Lastly, the Oppo Find X5 Pro has a ceramic chassis that weighs 218 grams.