The Oppo Find X3 Pro Will Be World’s First With a Billion Color Display

Oppo has announced that it will soon launch the Find X3 Pro, the follow-up to its Find X2 Pro that it claims will be the first to offer a billion color display for a “true-to-life, evocative, rich visual experience.”

The Oppo Find X2 Pro will be officially announced on March 11 via OPPO’s YouTube Channel at 19:30 UTC+8, which is 6:30 AM eastern time. There, the company promises to announce its “groundbreaking” 10-bit full-path Color Management System as part of its commitment to “experiential excellence” that will be rolled out first as part of the Find X2 Pro.

If a chain is as strong as its weakest link, OPPO’s Full-path Colour Management guarantees integrity at every point when it comes to color. The results are true-to-life, evocative, rich visual experiences, from capture, to encoding, storage, decoding, and display

Oppo says that the Find X3 Pro is the result of its dedication to design and innovation and painstakingly focuses on the full spectrum of color management from high-impact enjoyment, to eye safety, to accessibility.

In addition to the promise of 10-bit color, the company also says the Find X3 Pro will deliver excellent resolution, screen refresh rate, and support for HDR (which hopefully means it will be able to reach high levels of peak brightness). Oppo says that the new display will be the clearest, most accurate, smooth, and comfortable display currently available in a mobile device.

Though specific details were not shared ahead of the official announcement, Oppo also promises that the camera capabilities of the Find X3 Pro will be tuned to create images and video at the “highest quality across a range of scenarios.”

The only two concrete details shared were that the Find X3 Pro will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 888 processor and will support 5G.

The promise for a billion color display is surprising given how rare true 10-bit displays are even in the photography monitor space. While many LCD monitors will claim to support 10-bit, few actually do so without Frame Rate Control (FRC). FRC is a form of temporal dithering which cycles between different color shares with each new frame to simulate an intermediate shade, which is how many 8-bit panels can simulate 10-bit color.

OLED panels, the kinds common in smartphones, however, are capable of true 10-bit. LG’s CX television is capable of true 10-bit and has been at least for two generations of the line. LG is the leading manufacturer of OLED displays, and if Oppo has the ability to grant its next flagship the ability to truly show a billion colors, it’s unclear what has stopped previous devices from reaching this mark in the past.

Whatever the case, we’ll just have to wait until March 11 to find out.

(via Imaging Insider)