OPPO Find X3 Pro: Price and availability in Singapore

OPPO’s finest comes to the island



OPPO’s latest and greatest — the OPPO Find X3 Pro is now available in Singapore!

OPPO’s bid to tussle with the best of the best smartphones takes a major leap with the OPPO Find X3 Pro. It has what the company calls a “Space Age Design” that consists of subtle continuous curves that make the phone grippy and ergonomic.

The body has a ceramic-glaze-like appearance on Gloss Black that gives it a premium look. The Blue option gets dual-tone anti-glare frost matte texture. It  has an IP68 rating making it dust and water resistant.

The Find X3 Pro has a stunning 6.7-inch AMOLED screen. That display also supports HDR10+, has Quad HD+ resolution, a smooth 120Hz refresh rate, and finally 1300 nits peak brightness. It’s also tough as it is protected by a Gorilla Glass 5 panel. Under the hood is the flagship Snapdragon 888 processor for great performance and 5G connectivity.

Supporting the internals is a 4500mAh battery with support for 65W fast charging. OPPO claims it can charge 40 percent of the battery in 10 minutes. The phone runs on ColorOS 11.2 out-of-the-box, which is based on Android 11.

The OPPO Find X3 gets a quad-camera setup on the rear that includes a 50MPSony IMX 766 sensor with optical image stabilization, a 50MP ultra wide-angle lens, a 13-megapixel telephoto camera, and a 3-megapixel macro sensor. The setup is capable of 5x hybrid-digital zoom and 20x digital zoom. A 32-megapixel selfie camera is located on the front within a punch-hole cut-out.

Pricing and availability

The OPPO Find X3 Pro is available in Blue and Gloss Black with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage at a retail price of SG$ 1599.

Online pre-orders for OPPO Find X3 Pro on OPPO’s Shopee and Lazada Flagship stores and Challenger online store, Hachi.Tech is from March 11 to 26.

Offline pre-orders of OPPO Find X3 Pro at OPPO Concept Stores and Challenger will be from March 12-26.

The OPPO Find X3 Pro will officially be on sale island wide across all channels including OPPO’s concept stores, Shopee and Lazada Flagship stores, M1, Singtel and StarHub stores as well as authorised resellers starting March 27.

All pre-orders of the OPPO Find X3 Pro comes with a free bundle worth SG$ 579. It consists of the following:

  • OPPO Enco X true wireless noise cancelling earphones (SG$ 259)
  • Wireless charging stand (SG$ 119)
  • Kevlar phone case (SG$ 69)
  • Exclusive service bundle which includes 1TB cloud storage and VIP after sales care (SG$ 132).

Channel-specific promotions include:

Shopee: First 200 pre-orders paid with a HSBC credit or debit card between March 11 at 11PM to March 26 will enjoy SG$ 50 off for purchase of Find X3 Pro.

Lazada: First 100 pre-orders between March 11 at 11PM to March 26 will get an additional OPPO powerbank valued at SG$ 69 for free.

OPPO Concept store: My OPPO user can enjoy SG$ 100 off purchase of Find X3 Pro between March 11 at 11PM to March 26.

Challenger: ValueClub members can get SG$ 100 e-voucher when they purchase Find X3 Pro from the Hachi.Tech online store between March 11 at 11PM to March 26.

SEE ALSO: OPPO Find X3 Pro Unboxing and First Impressions



Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1

And Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 1



The second half of this year’s smartphones are coming. Naturally, each smartphone needs a capable processor to make itself more special among today’s crop of devices. Signaling the start of the next slate of devices, Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1.

A lot of current lineups have already launched for the year. However, we’re still missing some of the more premium offerings today. The new Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 will power the next generation for the year. And, according to Qualcomm, the chipset will deliver 10 percent faster CPU and GPU performance. It will also use 15 percent less power, squeezing out an extra hour of usage.

The chipset will focus more on performance. Even if the smartphone heats up from all the gaming, the processor can keep up with delivering sustained performance.

Though the list of confirmed devices is still a bit sparse today, companies have already promised to use the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. These include Honor, iQOO, Lenovo, Motorola, OnePlus, OPPO, realme, vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE. As expected, gaming brands are also signing up like ASUS’s Republic of Gamers and Black Shark.

Ironically, that’s not even the gaming processor, according to Qualcomm. The company also released the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 1, which reportedly touts a 20 percent boost to GPU performance. Honor, OPPO, and Xiaomi are already making phones with the chipset.

SEE ALSO: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 beats Apple A15 Bionic in early tests

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Netflix is losing a lot of long-term subscribers

People are switching



The Netflix revolution was indeed televised. However, after enjoying years of success as the streaming platform of choice, a lot of users are now leaving Netflix for greener pastures. Over the past few months, the company has struggled to patch its failures. A recently released data report does confirm that the platform has a right to worry. More and more long-term subscribers are reportedly cutting their subscriptions short.

According to The Information, around 13 percent of Netflix cancelers in the past quarter are from accounts that have been with the platform for over three years. The data, which was reportedly obtained from Antenna, pegs cancelations at around 3.6 million Americans, a big increase from the 2.5 million of the past five quarters.

Though 13 percent isn’t exactly a giant figure, it’s still a blow to Netflix’s empire. While streaming platform rightly focus on gaining new subscribers, losing the loyalty of long-term users isn’t something to shrug off.

Since announcing lost expectations, Netflix announced ways to save on costs and retain its subscribers. Other methods include canceling projects, opening a games division, and potentially charging users more for account sharing. Naturally, not every plan hits users the same way.

In the meantime, other platforms — like Disney+, HBO, and Hulu — are attracting more users with more varied and exclusive content. Regardless, Netflix is skidding down a slope. Only time will tell whether its latest strategies will stave off more losses.

SEE ALSO: Netflix is experimenting with livestreaming content

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IFA 2022 gets greenlit for in-person event

A stunning return



The COVID-19 pandemic has rightly locked the tech industry into a standstill. It was vastly unsafe to congregate in groups for fear of contracting the virus. However, with vaccines and better healthcare, the world is slowly going back to normal. Events which were once canceled are now returning to the big stage. Joining that roster, IFA 2022 has now received the greenlight for an official event this year.

It’s been two years since the last IFA event. While 2020 was the height of the pandemic, the event’s organizers also canceled a return last year amid the resurgence of other variants. Now, all obstacles are gone.

IFA Berlin has officially confirmed that IFA 2022 will take place between September 2 through 6. Super-early-bird tickets are already available for EUR 35 if you happen to be in the area.

More importantly, the organizers are also confirming that two-thirds of the event’s exhibitors are going back to the event for presentations. Likewise, retail groups will make a return to Berlin.

Berlin isn’t the only major event making a return this year. Computex has also announced an in-person event this year between May 24 to 27. Likewise, MWC 2022 happened earlier this year, spotlighting major players in the industry.

SEE ALSO: GadgetMatch Awards: Best of IFA 2019

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