A Dimensity 9000 version of the OPPO Find X5 Pro was scheduled to launch on March 18th as an alternative to the regular model powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. However, with a post on Weibo, OPPO now says that the launch has been postponed to April 1st in light of a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases in China.
“On the premise of strictly complying with local epidemic prevention and control policies and ensuring the health and safety of the company’s employees, we have adopted emergency plans to solve the problem,” says the post.
Chinese e-commerce platform JD.com subsequently updated its appointment dates to reflect on the changed plans, with the listing for the phone now showing an April 1st sale date.
Still, the launch postponement shouldn’t bar the OPPO Find X5 Pro Dimensity Edition from becoming the second phone to be powered by the flagship Dimensity 9000 chip, after the Redmi K50 Pro. The Redmi K50 series was launched successfully yesterday.
The OPPO Find X5 Pro Dimensity Edition will be sold in a sole 12GB+256GB variant at a price of 5,799 Yuan, which is around $911. This is cheaper compared to its Snapdragon counterpart, which sells for 5,999 Yuan (around $943) for the same config. Considering the Dimensity 9000 has been found to beat the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in most benchmark tests, it would not be unfair to say that the Dimensity Edition has slightly better value.