The first phone in the new Oppo Find X6 lineup has arrived, and the Oppo Find X6 Pro brings some serious camera credentials, along with all the other flagship specs we’ve come to expect. Unfortunately, we don’t know if or when it will be available outside of China, but we did get a good hands-on Find X6 Pro review for you to check out.
The Oppo Find X6 lineup could feature some of 2023’s best phones, though limited availability will hurt its appeal compared to phones like the OnePlus 11 – let alone the Samsung Galaxy S23 or iPhone 14. If you can find one, the Oppo Find X6 should be in able to compete with the best rivals in terms of specs and performance (if you want proof, check out the Oppo Find X5 Pro, one of the best phones on the market).
We already got our hands on the Find X6 Pro. but we are still waiting to learn more about Find X6 and Find X6 Lite. We’ve summarized everything we know so far, and added a list of things we’d most like to see from the Oppo Find X6 lineup to make it the phone we want to recommend.
To the point
- What is this? Another line of Oppo flagship phones
- when is it coming out? March 24, 2023 for Oppo Find X6 Pro
- How much does it cost? CNY 5,999–CNY 6,999, excluding prices outside of China
Oppo Find X6: release date and price
Oppo has pulled out of the Find X6 Pro and the phone will be available for sale from March 24, but only if you live in China. There is no plan to spread the love globally as Oppo has announced the availability and pricing of its next flagship only in China with no sign of wider exports.
Despite the announcement of the Pro model, we still haven’t heard about the base model Oppo Find X6 or the cheaper Oppo Find X6 Lite. In the past, these phones were launched with the Pro version as the Find X5 Pro and Lite were announced at the same time in the Find X5 line.
As for phone availability, we’re not sure if the Oppo Find X6 will ship to regions outside of China, but news about its more expensive sibling doesn’t bode well. If Oppo doesn’t deliver the best Find X6 Pro around the world, we don’t have much hope for cheaper models.
The lack of availability in the US of Oppo’s Find X6 Pro comes as no surprise. Oppo does not have any US retail partners nor does it run its own US store. Oppo owns the OnePlus brand and the OnePlus 11 can be considered Oppo’s performance phone, although it lacks the larger camera sensor in the Find X6 Pro.
We still had hope Some release form of the Find X6 family outside of China. The Oppo Find N2 Flip launched in Europe last month, so it’s disappointing to hear that the Find X6 Pro won’t follow suit.
There’s no word on how much the Oppo Find X6 lineup might cost, but the phones could have prices similar to their predecessors.
By comparison, the Oppo Find X5 starts at £749/$1,399 (around AU$920), the Find X5 Pro is £1,049/$1,799 (around AU$1,285) and the Oppo Find X5 Lite is £399/$799 (around AU$490). ).
In any case, the above prices probably won’t be exactly right for the upcoming models, but we doubt that the Find X6 line will be much more expensive as the Find X5 and Find X5 Pro are already expensive due to the specs they offer.
Oppo Find X6 Pro prices announced, but only for the Chinese market. In China, the price of the phone starts at CNY 5,999 (around $870 / £710 / AU$1,305 when converted directly) and ends at CNY 6,999 (around $1,020 / £830 / AU$1,520).
Oppo Find X6: news and leaks
Now that the Oppo Find X6 Pro has been officially announced and we have it in our test office, we can confirm the leaked specs.
Oppo Find X6 Pro has a 6.7-inch 2K screen; Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset; 12GB or 16GB RAM; 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB of memory; Android 13; and a 5,000mAh battery with 100W wired charging and 50W wireless charging.
The phone also has a triple-lens rear camera with a 50MP main sensor, 50MP ultra-wide and 50MP telephoto, as well as Hasselblad tuning and a 32MP front camera. The main camera uses a large 1-inch sensor, which was confirmed in March by serial leaker Ice Universe (see tweet below).
OPPO Find X6 Pro ！！！ pic.twitter.com/LDBgIsFTrGMarch 12, 2023
For the standard Oppo Find X6, a reputable leak @evleaks (opens in a new tab) posted a render purporting to show the phone you can see below, complete with a massive camera block housing a triple-lens snapper.
The phone was also spotted in live photos purportedly showing a test unit and shared further Weibo (opens in a new tab). You can also see one of these images below.
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Oppo Find X6: what we want to see
Now that the Oppo Find X6 Pro is here, we still have the Find X6 and Find X6 Lite to look forward to. Here’s what we’d like to see, based on last year’s Find X5 family
1. Zoom to a greater distance
Oppo Find X6 Pro has the ability to zoom up to 3x with a periscope lens. It doesn’t seem like much, but this lens is paired with a huge sensor, much larger than the one Samsung uses in its Galaxy S23 Ultra zoom lenses. This can provide better digital cropping.
We hope the Oppo Find X6 retains all of the Find X6 Pro’s great camera, just as the Find X5 matched the X5 Pro’s camera lineup. Of course, the Lite model will have to skimp to save money, but the Find X5 needs those big sensors to keep us happy.
2. Lower prices
The entire Oppo Find X5 lineup is quite expensive for what you get, especially considering Oppo doesn’t have a brand like Samsung or Apple. So if the company really wants to compete in 2023, we’d love to see lower prices on the next wave of phones.
This is especially true for the Find X6 and Find X6 Pro as they will surely compete with strong hitters such as the Samsung Galaxy S23 line and the OnePlus 11 Pro.
Oppo Find X5 Pro has water resistance, but the standard Oppo Find X5 does not, despite its rather high price. The Find X6 Pro is also IP68 rated and we still don’t know what to expect from the Find X6 entry-level model, but we’re hoping for the same.
We can live without water resistance on the Lite model, but we really want the Oppo Find X6 to be able to dunk, as many rivals at this kind of price point can handle submersion, and when you spend that kind of money you don’t want to be afraid of heavy rain.
4. Microscope camera
The Oppo Find X3 Pro had an unusual camera setup as it included a microscope camera that allows you to take very close-up photos of fine details. We were disappointed it wasn’t in the Find X5 line as it’s a bit of a novelty, but it works well and helped the Find X3 Pro cameras stand out.
So we’d like it to return – perhaps with some improvements – to the Oppo Find X6 lineup.
5. Wider availability
The Oppo Find X5 and its siblings are not sold in the US, which is a shame because they are excellent smartphones that will surely appeal to many people.
Things are probably unlikely to change with the Oppo Find X6 as gaining a foothold in this country is probably not easy, but we’d love to see Oppo try.