Oppo partners with Kodak; launches new smartphone
Smartphone manufacturer Oppo has joined the ranks of smartphone companies teaming up with camera and lens manufacturers by agreeing a deal to work with iconic camera brand Kodak. The newly formed duo isn't wasting time on the deal either, announcing a plan to release a special edition of Oppo's flagship Find X3 Pro smartphone, known as the Pro Photographer Edition, shortly.
According to GSM Arena, the smartphone will have the same internals and features as the Find X3 Pro that debuted in March, but now includes design elements to resemble a classic Kodak 35 camera, including a matte silver top and black leather bottom segment (yes, leather on a smartphone!)
The Find X3 Pro (which we're currently reviewing) has a quad-camera system, with both its wide and ultra-wide lenses using Sony 50MP image sensors. The wide lens has an F1.8 maximum aperture and includes optical image stabilization. The ultra-wide lens offers a 110.3° field of view and F2.2 aperture, and there's a Macro lens that offers 60x magnification and a 13MP telephoto camera. It runs on a Snapdragon 888 chipset, and sports a 6.7” LTPO AMOLED display with 1440p resolution.
We wouldn't expect the specs to differ greatly from the standard X3 Pro, but GSM Arena have said the Find X3 Pro Photographer Edition will come with a special edition case and ship in a collector's box when it launches. You can see how its design draws on the Kodak 35 with some pretty trick silver accents, below.
No word on whether the Oppo Find X3 Pro Photographer Edition will reach these shores, but the X3 Pro is currently available for around $1,299 AUD from the usual retailers.