OPPO has once against turned to Goodix for fingerprint biometrics technology in a new smartphone.
The new OPPO Find X3 – officially called the “Find X3 Pro”, though there’s no non-‘Pro’ version of the phone – is the company’s latest premium smartphone offering, and boasts of a multi-sensor camera system that includes a ‘microlens’ camera capable of imaging extreme closeups in minute detail. It also features a 6.7″ AMOLED screen with QHD resolution and a one billion color display.
Under the hood, it has a Snapdragon 888 processor, 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. The device’s custom Android operating system, ‘ColorOS’, is designed to take advantage of its strong display capabilities.
As for biometric capabilities, the OPPO Find X3, like the Find X2 device launched last year, features Goodix’s in-display fingerprint sensor. It’s the latest indication of Goodix’s growing prominence as a supplier of this technology, and an illustration of the market dynamics that have led to the decline in average selling prices cited in competitor Fingerprint Cards’ latest corporate update.
For its part, Goodix’s fingerprint sensor seems to be doing a serviceable job, with a TechRadar review of the Find X3 reporting that it’s “super snappy to use”, and adding, “sometimes we barely got to see the indicator scanning our finger, it was that quick.”
In addition to Goodix’s fingerprint sensor, the new device also features Goodix’s Smart Amplifiers and VoiceExperience solutions for audio and voice interaction.
The new OPPO device is now available in the United Kingdom and Australia, with a price tag of £1,099 / AUD $1,699, or about $1500. That puts it in the same price range as some of the higher end devices from Apple and Samsung, though OPPO devices are not available in the U.S.
March 11, 2021 – by Alex Perala