Oppo Says Its Find X6 Pro Phone Doesn't Have A Main Camera
Oppo's first flagship series of 2023 is here. The Chinese company unveiled the Find X6 series in China on Tuesday, calling it a "new era of three main cameras", moving away from the single main camera focus in smartphones.
The flagship Find X6 Pro has three 50MP rear cameras that Oppo developed in collaboration with Hasselblad. The wide-angle camera with a large 1-inch sensor, which Oppo says has the largest sensor of any telephoto lens on a phone, consists of a periscope-like telephoto lens and an ultra-wide camera that can produce detailed macro images. The Find X6 Pro uses a glass and aluminum lens coating that Oppo says is drop and corrosion resistant to protect the three cameras inside. A 32-megapixel selfie camera is housed in the punch-hole notch on the front.
Camera system aside, Oppo has confirmed that its Find X6 Pro is packed with features that make it an attractive Android flagship in 2023. The Find X6 Pro has the brightest smartphone display (2,500 nits) of any smartphone, a state-of-the-art Snapdragon 8th Gen Plus 2 processor, a larger battery, and fast charging with both wireless and wired capabilities that power the device. battery life of 30 minutes and 51 minutes, respectively, which it promises to revive.
It seems that Oppo has tried to create a long-lasting flagship. The front display uses Corning's latest Gorilla Glass Victus 2, which appears to improve drop protection by up to 30% on its own. In terms of water and dust resistance, it has an IP68 rating, which means it is protected against dust ingress and can withstand submersion in water. The Samsung Galaxy S23 range has the same rating. The same goes for the iPhone 14 range. Oppo claims that despite fast charging, the battery still retains 80% of its original capacity after four years.
Oppo says it has no plans to launch the Find X6 series internationally. Before the China launch, Oppo sent me the Chinese version of the Find X6 Pro. During my limited time with the phone, I focused on testing the main feature of this device, the rear camera module. Cost details were not yet available at the time of writing.
Discover the X6 Pro's ultra-wide camera
A 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera sits on the top right side of the circular camera bump. It has a 15mm equivalent focal length and an AF/2.2 aperture. One of my favorite ways to use this camera was the macro mode. I've long been a fan of Oppo's macro mode, and this time was no exception. It's easy to take close-up photos, and the camera can quickly focus on your subject, whether it's bright or dark. I was surprised that this phone can take great macro photos in low light with the ultra-wide camera and gives great natural depth of field to long shots. Scroll down to see the cameras in action.
Find the X6 Pro's telephoto lens
The Find X6 Pro features a periscope-style telephoto lens with a large Sony IMX 980 sensor and f/2.6 aperture, which Oppo says is the widest of any telephoto lens. A telephoto lens is essential for taking sharp photos of distant subjects, and the Find X6 Pro is impressive. If you scroll down, you can see some examples. Find X6 Pro offers 6x optical zoom and 120x digital zoom. In comparison, the iPhone 14 Pro Max has 3x optical zoom and 15x digital zoom, while the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra has 10x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom.
Discover the X6 Pro's wide-angle camera
While Oppo says there's no primary camera, a wide-angle camera makes quite a splash in the package. That's mainly because the wide-angle camera uses Sony's IMX 989 sensor, a 1-inch sensor that's probably the largest sensor size available on a smartphone. However, packing larger sensors has become a trend in recent years. The Sony IMX 989 is the same 1-inch sensor found in the Sony Xperia Pro-I , Xiaomi's 12S Ultra and Vivo X90 Pro flagship phones. The 1-inch camera sensor isn't exactly 1-inch, but it's certainly big for a phone camera. Impressively, Oppo managed to fit a 1-inch display into a phone body that's the same thickness as the iPhone 1 Pro Max, but over 20 grams lighter.
A larger sensor means greater dynamic range and improved low-light photo and video performance. Oppo claims the Find X6 Pro's sensor is 156% larger than the Find X5 Pro's sensor and absorbs 142% more light. I can't verify this claim myself, but in my experience with this camera, it takes great pictures in both dark and bright conditions. In addition to the larger sensor, the ultra-wide camera has an AF/1.8 aperture. Below are some photos taken with the Find X6 Pro and the spec sheet.
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