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Technology Realme announces €499 Europe flagship with periscope zoom and 120Hz screen

12:26  26 may  2020
12:26  26 may  2020 Source:   theverge.com

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OPPO held unveil event today to announce the Find X2 and Find X2 Pro flagship smartphones. There is a dedicated custom chip under the screen for image processing. It can upscale video OIS enabled periscope zoom lens. The latter allows Find X2 Pro to capture images with 60x digital zoom

Unlike Samsung’s latest flagship , however, you can use the 120 Hz mode at the full 1440p resolution, and Oppo also dynamically adjusts the One unusual element of the screen is that Oppo is pairing it with a dedicated custom chip for image Following last year’s Reno 10x Zoom , Oppo is including a

Realme has a new high-end phone, and for the first time ever the brand is bringing it to Europe before its usual stomping ground of India. The Realme X3 Superzoom is launching in Spain and the UK first, as are more of the company’s new products including the Realme Watch and the Realme Band.

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As you’d expect from the name, the X3 Superzoom’s key feature is a periscope zoom lens, a feature that’s so far only featured on expensive flagship devices like the Oppo Find X2 Pro or the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. This lens is paired with an 8-megapixel sensor and offers 5x magnification over the primary 64-megapixel camera; the quad-camera array is filled out by an 8-megapixel ultrawide and a 2-megapixel macro.

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Oppo Find X2 Pro packs a 6.7-inch Quad HD+ display with 120 Hz refresh rate. As the official website notes, the highlight of the smartphone is its 48-megapixel f/1.7 ultra-wide main camera and a 13-megapixel periscope telephoto lens promising up to 5X optical zoom and 10X hybrid zoom .

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The X3 Superzoom has a 6.6-inch 1080p screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. There’s a cutout for a 32-megapixel selfie camera and an 8-megapixel ultrawide. This phone uses an LCD panel, not an OLED, which perhaps explains the slightly larger than usual chin at the bottom edge. That’ll also be the reason why this phone’s fingerprint sensor is embedded in the power button on the side, rather than the display panel.

The processor is a Snapdragon 855+, which was the last flagship-class chip Qualcomm made before it started forcing everyone to include 5G modems alongside the 865. There’s a 4,200mAh battery that charges at 30W over USB-C. The speakers and haptics are pretty good, and Realme is claiming “three waterproof layers” in the phone’s chassis — there’s no formal IP rating, though.

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The Realme X3 SuperZoom will also sport a display with a 120 Hz refresh rate. The LCD panel and older Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset indicate that the X3 SuperZoom won’t be an expensive flagship . The Realme X3 SuperZoom is arriving in Europe on May 26, and we can expect the smartphone to

This will give it proper optical zoom - unfortunately, TENAA is yet to publish the full specs, so we can't tell if it's 5x again or if Oppo changed the focal length. Oppo is already teasing a Reno model with a 90 Hz screen and 50W Super VOOC charging (all current Renos have 60 Hz displays and 20W VOOC).

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In Europe, the Realme X3 Superzoom will be sold in a single configuration with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for €499 (~$550). White and blue colorways are available. Preorders start today at realme.com and various retail channels, with sales set to begin on June 4th.

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