Chinese smartphone brand Oppo’s Vice President Brian Shen has revealed that the company’s next flagship smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 processor. Dubbed Oppo Find Z, the upcoming flagship device is the successor of last year’s Find X smartphone and is confirmed to come with a 10X hybrid optical zoom camera.
Shen took to Chinese social networking platform Weibo to confirm this news. We should also add here that at recently concluded Mobile World Congress 2019, Oppo showcased its 10x lossless zoom smartphone camera tech and also announced its 5G smartphone during the tech show. The Chinese smartphone maker also said that it will be using Snapdragon 855 SoC in its 5G smartphone. Now, it is being speculated that the company was talking about the 5G variant of Find Z itself.
Coming back to Shen’s post on Weibo, he has revealed that Oppo’s upcoming flagship smartphone will come with a 10x hybrid optical zoom and house a 4,065mAh battery. At MWC 2019, when the company launched its 10x lossless zoom smartphone camera technology, Oppo said that it will be integrated into a smartphone model that will be released by the company during Q2 2019.
To recall, the 10x lossless optical zoom technology that was showcased last month came with a triple rear camera setup that comprises of a 160mm focal length telephoto lens that comes with a periscope-style structure. The setup has a 48MP primary sensor and a 16mm focal length 120-degree ultra-wide-angle sensor. It would be safe to assume that sensors with the same configuration will be a part of the next Oppo flagship.
In another post on Weibo, Shen has also said that the appearance of the new flagship smartphone would not be like the one we have seen on existing models. However, he did not specify how it will be different.
The Chinese smartphone brand had launched the Oppo Find X smartphone last year that comes with a slider mechanism. But then, we can now look forward to seeing a new form factor of the smartphone’s successor.
We should point out that in the Weibo posts, there is no information on the launch date of the new flagship smartphone. However, it has earlier been teased that the next Oppo flagship would be unveiled in April this year.