The Oppo Find X was one of the most innovative phones of its time, starting the shift away from the notch and toward mechanical or sliding pop-ups. Oppo has since used the shark fin style pop up found on several of the Reno phones.
They are now set to launch the follow-up phone, the Oppo Find X2, it was set to launch at MWC but now that has been cancelled it is believed the launch date has been pushed back to march.
Realme are set to launch their latest flagship on Monday in a streamed event from their European base in Madrid.
With both brands being owned by BBK Electronics, and some very similar specs with previous phones. How similar will these latest flagships be?
Recently a leak occurred for the Find X2 which indicates the full specification, the X50 Pro hasn’t been fully leaked, but Realme have been doing daily teasers of the spec.
It is expected that Oppo will launch two variants of the Find X2, with a Pro model bumping up the specs further, which almost certainly will involve an improved camera.
Chipset, RAM, Storage
Like most flagship devices this year, both phones will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset which will offer 5G connectivity. The Realme was previously benchmarked on Antutu and comfortably topped the charts until the iQOO 3 5G topped it, and any device with the SD865 will offer incredible performance.
The Oppo will be paired with 8 GB of RAM and 256GB storage, based on the leaked listing, but it is believed there will be variants going up to 12GB RAM and 512GB storage.
Previous leaks of the X50 Pro 5G, bearing model number RMX2071 showed it with 12GB RAM and 256GB. Again they will have multiple variants, and it will likely start off with 8GB/128GB.
Both devices should be using UFS3.0, and the RAM should be LPDDR5.
The Oppo Find X2 will come with a 6.5-inch AMOLED panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz. Disappointingly we won’t see the slider used again, not even the shark fin, it is expected the phone will adopt a single hole-punch 32 MP front-facing camera.
The Realme screen size has not been confirmed but I would expect it to match the 6.57-inch Realme X50. They have confirmed that it will have a 90Hz Super AMOLED display and it will feature dual ultra-wide selfie cameras located in a double punch hold to the top left of the screen. The teaser images indicate there are no curved edges and it will be interesting to see how thin the bezel is as the Realme X2 Pro has slightly thick bezels by modern standards.
Multiple leaks have indicated the Oppo will have a triple-lens camera layout with 8MP main camera is assisted by 13MP and 8MP modules with unknown function but expect ultra-wide and telephoto. Video recording is capped out at 2160p@30fps too, though its ISP can handle 4K60fps. Thankfully, 1080p@240fps and 720p@960fps slow-motion functionally is included.
So far the only official word on the Realme is it will have 6 cameras in total, which includes the two on the front and that it can go up to 20x zoom. That zoom will likely be digital
On the front, it is expected that the phone will have a 32MP main, joined by an ultrawide angle module with a field-of-view of 105-degrees which will likely be 8MP.
The existing X50 5G which has the SD765 uses:
- 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.7″, 0.8µm, PDAF
- 12 MP, f/3.0, 54mm (telephoto), 2x optical zoom, PDAF
- 8 MP, f/2.3, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
- 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro), 1/5.0″, 1.75µm
The Oppo will use a 4,065mAh battery and it is expected to come with a 65W charger and potentially wireless charging up to 30W, which is faster than many phones can do on a wire.
The Realme will match the 65W charge speed of the Oppo, but there is no word on wireless charging.
The Oppo Find X was a premium flagship, it is expected the X2 will come in two variants with a Pro model, so this version will be a little cheaper, but I would expect still quite expensive.
Realme, on the other hand, have focussed on offering the best spec you can get for your money. The Realme X2 Pro is incredible value for money, and it is likely the X50 Pro will be the most affordable flagship on the market. For now, exact pricing is unknown.
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