Tuesday, 09 June 2020 11:07

OPPO swamps Australian market with 5G phones for all pockets

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The OPPO Find X2 Neo. The OPPO Find X2 Neo. Supplied

Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has put three new 5G models on sale from Tuesday, one of which was announced in March. The company's Find X2 series launched its premium model, the Find X2 Pro ($1599) at that time, and has added the Find X2 Neo ($999) and the Find X2 Lite ($749).

[The last-named is competitively priced against its own stablemate, the realme X50 Pro 5G, which is yet to launch locally. Based on US dollar prices, it is expected to sell for about $810.]

In one stroke, thus, the company has ramped up the number of 5G smartphones available to Australian consumers, with four coming from its ranks; the OPPO Reno 5G 10x Zoom was released last year. An LG model and two Samsung models make up the remainder and it looks like the market is slowly getting into gear to take advantage of the new technology.

oppo neo 5g

The OPPO Find X2 Neo.

The Neo and Lite have Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processors and are thus both 5G future-proof. The Pro has a 865 5G CPU. All three have AMOLED displays, ranging from 6.7" (Pro) and 6.5" (Neo) to 6.4" (Lite).

There is no extension storage slot nor a second SIM; if truth be told, there is no need for such features given the riches on display. The Pro has 512GB storage and 12GB memory, the Neo has 256GB of storage and 12GB memory while the Lite has 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. The comparison of the three can be seen in the chart below.

find oppo specs

"With the announcement of the wider Find X2 Series, we are continuing to set a new standard for smartphones as Australia delves into the 5G era and consumers expect more from their smartphones for less," said OPPO Australia managing director Michael Tran.

"The Find X2 Pro, Neo and Lite devices all offer a premium smartphone experience to suit various consumers' wants and needs.

"As we continue to pioneer leading technology advancements, in a time where the 5G network matures and its adoption increases, the smartphone will become even more important in our daily lives.

"With many features mirroring the industry-leading X2 Pro device, the X2 Lite offers a superb experience - and at its sub $800 price point, more Aussies have the chance to access 5G and the latest smartphone technology to enhance their daily lives."

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The OPPO Find X2 Pro.

The Pro has a 4260mAh and a 120Hz screen refresh rate while the other two models have 4025mAh batteries. The Neo has a 90Hz screen refresh rate and the Lite the bog-standard 60Hz refresh rate.

Find X2 Lite black front45 rightPricing and availability:

  • OPPO Find X2 Pro
  • RRP: $1,599.00
  • Colours: Ceramic Black & Vegan Leather Orange
  • Stockists: Telstra, Optus, JB Hi-Fi, Woolworths Mobile, Mobileciti, Catch of The Day, Kogan, OfficeWorks (online), Bing Lee, Wireless1

 

  • OPPO Find X2 Neo
  • RRP: $999.00
  • Colours: Moonlight Black & Starry Blue
  • Stockists: Telstra, JB Hi-Fi, Woolworths Mobile, Mobileciti, Catch of The Day, Kogan, OfficeWorks (online), Bing Lee, Wireless1

 

  • OPPO Find X2 Lite
  • RRP: $749.00
  • Colours: Obsidian Black & Pearl White
  • Stockists: Optus, Vodafone, JB Hi-Fi, Woolworths Mobile, Mobileciti, Catch of The Day, Kogan, OfficeWorks (online), Bing Lee, Wireless1

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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