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The Snapdragon 870-powered OPPO Find X3 is here, but it's also exclusive to the Chinese market

The new Find X3. (Source: OPPO)
The new Find X3. (Source: OPPO)
Today, (March 11, 2021) OPPO has unveiled its Find X3 Pro, X3 Neo and X3 Lite, complete with European pricing. This might leave some consumers wondering where the vanilla X3 went during all this. Well, it does exist, and has the same high-end display and cameras as the Pro, but is only available to pre-order in China.
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OPPO has finally introduced the Find X3 Pro to the world, China included. However, in this case, it is accompanied by its vanilla sibling, thereby confirming that this variant was to be a home-market exclusive. It seems the rest of the world is missing out on what could be a good deal as a result.

The X3 steps down to a Snapdragon 870 SoC, as opposed to the top-flight 888 in the Pro; in addition, there are no 12GB RAM versions here. Nevertheless, it retains the same new display as the most premium model, not to mention all its buzz-words: QHD+, 120Hz, 10-bit color, E4 AMOLED - the X3 still has them all.

It also has the X3 Pro's new quad rear camera array, dual 50MP Sony IMX 766 sensors and all. The Find X3 also benefits from 65W SuperVOOC charging and the very latest version of ColorOS (11.2, based on Android 11).

The X3 starts at 4,499 yuan (or ~US$694, and cheaper than prior leaks suggested) for a SKU with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, or 4,999 yuan (~$771) to double that storage. It even comes in the same glossy black, matte blue and white shades as the X3 Pro.

Therefore, this new vanilla option might be a steal for those who value display and camera specs over performance. Preorders for OPPO's new X3 can be found on JD.com now, although it does not ship until March 19, 2021.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-03-11 (Update: 2021-03-11)