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This stunning Android phone beats the Galaxy S21 Ultra — for less money

Oppo Find X3 Pro
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A recent leak suggests that the upcoming Oppo Find X3 Pro display could potentially include some of the best Samsung features, competing for the title of the best smartphone display on the market.

In a recent tweet, leaker Ice Universe shared that the Oppo Find X3 series will use an LTPO (Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide) display. This technology would allow the smartphone to adjust its refresh rate to conserve power when needed. If we are to trust the speculation, this would make the upcoming Oppo Find X3 series the first lineup of smartphones to do so after Samsung’s flagship releases. 

According to the leaker, the Oppo Find X3 series would be able to reduce its refresh rate from 120Hz down to 5Hz, making it the widest range ever introduced on the market. This would beat the range of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, which can go down to a minimum of 10Hz. 

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Ice Universe also suggested that the Oppo Find X3 series could also feature the E4 screen, Samsung Display’s new premium OLED panel. This technology uses new organic compounds to achieve an improved light emission, resulting in better brightness and vibrancy levels, while reducing the overall power consumption of the device. Right now, this OLED panel technology is only featured in a few smartphones, including the Xiaomi Mi 11 and China’s Redmi K40 series. 

Revealed by Oppo during last year’s announcement, the Find X3 series is expected to launch globally on March 11. The company also shared that the new smartphone lineup will be equipped with a new Full-path Color Management System. 

This technology will allow the smartphone to capture, store and display colors at full DCI-P3 wide gamut and 10-bit color depth, promising to deliver “an outstanding viewing experience” and an “authentic and accurate color reproduction.” As mentioned by Oppo, this Android color management system is expected to be the “very first” to offer such a powerful performance.

Similar to the upcoming Oppo Find X3, the upcoming OnePlus 9 Pro could also feature an LTPO display, as previously shared by another reliable leaker, Max Jambhor

In more potential good news, leaker Roland Quandt claims that the Oppo Find X3 Pro pricing will start at €1,149 with 256GB of storage, compared to €1,200 for the Galaxy S21 Ultra. So you could wind up getting a better display for less money with Oppo’s new flagship.  

Denise Primbet

Denise is a news writer at Tom’s Guide covering all things tech, gaming software/hardware, streaming, and more. She regularly produces short-form news articles as well as long-form content, including reviews, buying guides, how-tos, and features. When she's not live-streaming horror games on Twitch, she can be found exploring East London while playing Pokemon Go. She’s also a part-time piano enthusiast and regularly experiments in the kitchen. You can reach her at