OPPO Find X2 to feature 120Hz 2K HDR display; Coronavirus might delay launch

“According to OPPO’s VP on Twitter, the lockdown of factories in China is taking a toll on the production and shipments of its upcoming flagship.”

OPPO is set to unveil its next flagship smartphone, the OPPO Find X2, at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 22nd, 2020. While many technology companies have already backed out of MWC 2020 due to the ongoing Coronavirus epidemic, OPPO still appears to be confident on hosting its session at the conference. Now, roughly two weeks before the purported unveiling of the phone, OPPO’s vice president, Brian Shen Yiren, has posted some specifications of the display on Twitter, which seemingly confirm the visual abilities of the smartphone.

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According to Shen’s post, the OPPO Find X2 will feature a fast refresh rate panel of 120Hz, with 2K screen resolution. Given that most phones feature a wide aspect ratio today, expect the OPPO Find X2 to actually feature quad HD+ screen resolution natively, which will also likely come with some form of downscaling to save battery. It also features 240Hz sampling rate, which refers to a faster touch response time and should make for a smoother overall experience than other devices with lower sampling. Shen has also stated that the display covers 100 percent of the DCI-P3 colour gamut, which is a standard indicator for the dynamic range that the display is capable of. The display will also support HDR mode, along with upscaling SDR content to HDR during playback and peak brightness of 1,200nits.

Further aspects that are confirmed to feature on the OPPO Find X2 include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, 65W SuperVOOC fast charging and the Sony IMX686 image sensor, which can be a 48-megapixel unit, or even a 64-megapixel unit. The new sensor will implement Sony’s On-Chip Lens solution, which essentially is targeted at significantly improving the autofocus capabilities of the camera. The device has also been certified by Thailand’s certificate issuance body NBTC, which gives it the all-clear for launch in the coming days.

However, as XDA Developers noted, a separate post by Shen on Weibo has further suggested that the actual production and launch of the OPPO Find X2 may see a considerable delay since production facilities in the Chinese province of Hubei and other areas are still under lockdown due to the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus. With China still struggling to deal with a rising death count as a result of the virus, all technology manufacturing and supply chains have taken a hit, and OPPO is facing the heat too with its upcoming flagship smartphone. As a result, if you found the specifications of the OPPO Find X2 compelling, you will likely need to hold your purchase for a while, until normal supplies resume.