Oppo will launch a new flagship phone next week


It’s mid-February, and you know what that means: Companies that make phones are about to shower us with new models ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

One company that hasn’t launched a proper flagship in a while is China’s Oppo, but that’s about to change. The company says it’s launching a new smartphone, the Oppo Find X5 Pro, on February 24 – four days ahead of MWC, which officially kicks off on February 28.

Oppo will reveal all the details about the Find X5 Pro at launch, but right now we know that the phone will feature the company’s new neural processing chip called MariSilicon X, which should greatly improve nighttime photography and video.

We also know the phone will otherwise be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, while the cameras have been developed in partnership with Hasselblad.

The phone also comes in black.
Credit: Oppo

Finally, Oppo shared a few images of the device, and the design appears to be a surprisingly fresh take on the modern smartphone, with an all-white or all-black glossy back and an odd-shaped camera bump that rises organically from the back’s surface and hosts a triple rear camera module.

The launch event will be streamed live on Oppo’s website at 11am GMT.