Colour provides the building blocks for some of our earliest memories and it is an integral part of our relationship with the world. As children, we are taught to recognise the things around us by the colours we see. Colours are also some of the first words we learn and the way we identify with the different aspects in our daily lives.
As we grow, colour continues to impact and enrich our experiences, which is why at OPPO, we are on a mission to ensure that you can capture and relive those memories with the same vibrancy and realism as you first experience them, and we want you to be able to do it all from the smartphone in your pocket.
OPPO has had a long-standing legacy in class-leading displays and cameras. Find X2 Pro was a pioneer in its field, delivering a critically acclaimed display and a powerful Ultra Vision camera system capable of capturing rich HDR video. It brought visuals to life with pro-level accuracy and created the foundation for what was to come next.
Introducing the billion colour experience
OPPO’s Full-path Colour Management System was announced at INNO day 2020 and it was the next step in combining a true billion colour display experience with true imaging excellence.
Now offering 10-bit colour from capture to storage to display, Full-path ensures that you enjoy an end-to-end billion colour experience, made possible by innovations across both hardware and imaging algorithms. These advancements sit alongside 100 per cent compatibility with the DCI-P3 wide colour gamut, a professionally colour calibrated display and HEIF support, for storing high-quality image files at only 50 per cent of the size of a JPEG.
The result is an ecosystem committed to vivid colour perfection at every turn.
Next-generation true billion colour display
This next generation Colour System is brought to life for the first time in Find X3 Pro. With a 6.7-inch QHD+ (3216×1440) 525ppi AMOLED screen, delivering a 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio, Find X3 Pro sets a new benchmark in rich colour, inky blacks and true-to-life details, all with a striking 1300-nit brightness.
To ensure that each screen can represent the colors objectively, screen calibration must be done. Raw data from the screen are captured with optical instruments to generate a high-precision 3D-Lut file. The indicators including Gamma value, range of color, non-linear attributes, color crosstalk, hue, saturation, and so on will then be fine-tuned.
Ultimately, the average color accuracy of Find X3 Pro is 0.4 JNCD. This is a top-level standard in the industry, allowing the phone to achieve true accuracy at all times.
Its 10-bit billion colour display delivers 64 times more colours than what a traditional 8-bit display is capable of and ensures that Find X3 Pro is one of the most evocative and immersive mobile screens you can find in the market.
This is bolstered by a super smooth 120Hz Adaptive Refresh Rate, which can intelligently adapt Find X3 Pro from 5-120Hz based on what is displayed on-screen. This is made possible with Find X3 Pro’s power-efficient LTPO panel, improving on Find X2’s ground breaking display by offering an even higher screen refresh rate.
The result is a faster, smoother viewing experience, whether you are enjoying the latest mobile game or scrolling your fast-moving social newsfeed.
The Natural Tone Display also ensures a comfortable visual experience whenever you are using it. Promising automatic 8192-level brightness and temperature adjustment, Find X3 Pro can smoothly and steadily selects the screen colour and brightness level to suit the ambient light of your surroundings.
You can even let Find X3 Pro make the most of whatever you are watching. With OPPO’s O1 Ultra Vision engine in the driving seat, Find X3’s Super Resolution feature upscales poor quality video (480p or below) to 960p, with HDR Video Enhancement recreating the effect of rich HDR content with SDR footage.
Inspired by colour
A class-leading screen is an integral part of a smartphone, but it is Find X3 Pro’s dual primary cameras that truly bring OPPO’s Full-path Colour Management System to life. Find X3 Pro’s dual primary camera empower creators to capture more of what counts with billion colour photos that are perfectly processed to be enjoyed on Find X3 Pro’s ground breaking billion colour display.
However, it takes a lot of effort to be the first in the industry to be able to capture 1 billion colour. As Android only supports the decoding of 8-bit images, 10-bit image data cannot be processed correctly, and the image data will be cut down to 8-bit.
This is when OPPO came up with an idea of developing a path that can process 10-bit image data. As the native image decoder cannot process 10-bit image information, OPPO had to restructure the decoding framework, and modify the native decoder to develop a new decoding solution.
But that is just the first step. After decoding is done, we will need to modify the storage data to come up with a new storage structure. Eventually, adaptation is done at the rendering layer. It is with all these breakthroughs that we enabled a full-path processing of 10-bit image.
Up until now, OPPO is the only smartphone brand that achieves a full-path 10-bit image capture that can bring end-to-end support for 10-bit.
Both the wide angle and super-wide angle cameras on Find X3 feature a Sony IMX766 50MP sensor for rich, billion colour 10-bit capture, while its 4K BT 2020 colour gamut supports in-depth manual controls that can transform Find X3 from a smartphone to a videographer’s best friend.
An expert combination of OIS and EIS ensures that your video content is always Ultra Steady. With an adjustable frame rate of up to 60fps, your video footage will always be smooth even when filming in 4K.
While Find X3 Pro’s extensive manual controls are great for professional grade tweaking, the AI automatic video enhancements can ensure that you get a rich, pro-grade result with minimal effort. Just point and shoot at whatever you want to capture and Find X3 Pro will make expert decisions on its settings based on your subject and surroundings.
As you would expect, attention to detail is critical when it comes to photography. With the most advanced mobile focus technology in the market, Find X3 ensures that you enjoy 360 degree, 100 per cent focus pixel coverage for super sharp imagery every time.
The 60x magnification microlens uncovers the beauty hiding at miniature level, while Find X3 Pro’s RAW+ support is the first of its kind on an Android smartphone to allow more room for post-processing and reproduction than regular RAW files. The format also works with the colour temperature sensor to ensure supreme colour accuracy with every shot.
Such an incredible camera comes together with Find X3 Pro’s next-generation display to produce a phone that puts vibrant colour, outstanding details and rich human experience at the forefront. By understanding and respecting the importance that colour plays in our lives, Find X3 makes billion colour stories a reality, from creation, to encoding, storage, decoding and display, all in one superb device.
*This featured story is provided by OPPO.